The Hotel Les Glycines welcomes you to Vézelay,
in the heart of the Morvan, in Burgundy

A home away from home: you will succumb to the timeless charm of this 18th century private mansion, completely renovated, located in a
UNESCO World Heritage village

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The Hotel Les Glycines

The Hotel Les Glycines is strategically located a few steps from the Basilica of Sainte-Marie Madeleine, on the main street in Vézelay, a UNESCO World Heritage village in the heart of the Morvan in Burgundy.
The Hotel Les Glycines in Vézelay welcomes you to an atmosphere of quiet refinement where you can relax and feel truly at home. Completely renovated in 2016, this 18th-century hotel is part of the history of Vézelay, a major pilgrimage and crusade site.

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The Hotel Les Glycines in Vézelay

Vézelay, one of the jewels of the Morvan, is just two hours from Paris. Nestled behind a magnificent two-hundred-year-old wisteria (glycine), the 18th century Hotel Les Glycines is located at the top of Vézelay’s main street, Rue Saint-Pierre, a few metres from the Basilica of Sainte-Marie Madeleine. Perched at the top of the Colline Eternelle (“Eternal Hill”), Vézelay has been the scene of many religious wars, which led to the construction of fortified ramparts between the 12th and 15th centuries. Vézelay’s remarkable charm has seduced a host of philosophers, artists, historians, and French men of letters.

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The Hotel Les Glycines in Vézelay, a home away from home

You are sure to fall under the spell of the Hotel Les Glycines’ timeless charm as soon as you arrive. The refined yet simple décor is full of personality, making you feel totally at home and enabling you to enjoy the experience of this legendary location that is steeped in history. The Hotel Les Glycines’ rooms have been entirely renovated and decorated in a modern, bucolic style that respects the building’s original character. Our team’s discretion and welcoming, attentive service ensures that you feel at home during your stay in this friendly, idyllic location.

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The breakfast room at the Hotel Les Glycines in Vézelay

The Hotel Les Glycines receives guests on the ground floor in the breakfast room. A sitting and reading room is also available on the ground floor. The products selected for your breakfast are all carefully chosen from local sources, the jams are homemade, the bread comes fresh from our baker, and the presentation of the buffet changes with the seasons. Our aim is to provide a selection of the best regional products. Our hotel in Vézelay, at the heart of Burgundy, offers an opportunity to enjoy a unique getaway, and to journey through time into France’s rich past.

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Vézelay, a unique location steeped in history

Vézelay, a UNESCO World Heritage village, is a starting point for one of the pilgrimage routes to Santiago-de-Compostela, the Via Lemovicensis. The imposing church of the abbey of Vézelay, which became the Basilica of Sainte-Marie Madeleine (Saint Mary Magdalene) in 1920, was one of the most important holy sites in Western Europe in the 12th century. In 1834 Prosper Mérimée devoted himself to the reconstruction of the partially destroyed abbey church of Vézelay. The architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc undertook the restoration works. During the Second World War, the sisters of Sainte-Madeleine in Vézelay gave refuge to fifteen Jewish girls. A wine growing area since Gallo-Roman times, Vézelay now has a hundred hectares of Chardonnay vines, and obtained AOC and AOP status in 2017.

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Vézelay as a cultural site

Dominated by the majestic Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Vézelay is a small town unlike any other. Enjoy discovering its history as you stroll through the village’s charming narrow streets, visited by tourists from all over the world, and explore its shops, restaurants, galleries and museums and visit the surrounding area, which offers a multitude of artistic, cultural, and family-oriented attractions. Nature trails are also available enabling you to appreciate the countryside’s beauty and diversity.

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