The Vezelay Camino, Chemin de Vézelay in French or Via Lemovicensis in Latin, takes walkers from the vineyards of Burgundy in central France to the feet of the Pyrenees in the Spanish border. The route is a distance of 900 km from Vezelay to St Jean Pied de Port where you can join the famous Camino Frances.
The pretty little medieval town of Vézelay in Burgundy is the starting point of this trail. Vézelay has been a popular destination for pilgrims for many centuries, attracted by the shrine and relics of Mary Magdalene, reputedly kept in the town’s magnificent UNESCO-listed abbey.
The Vezelay Way then takes pilgrims across the lush hills of the Limousin region, the gorgeous Medieval city of Limoges, the valleys of the Périgord and the plains of Aquitaine and the Landes.
Your journey on the Vezelay Camino will take you to the Saint James Gate (Porte de Saint Jacques) as you enter the walled Basque town of Saint Jean Pied de Port. It is here where many of the Camino routes coming from France converge and where you can join the famous Camino Frances to continue on your way to Santiago de Compostela.
The full Vezelay Way takes 39 nights to complete but we can break it into different stages for you that will take you along the route 1 week at a time.