France - Vezelay Route between Le Vezelay and Bourges

France - Vezelay Route between Le Vezelay and Bourges

The Via Lemovicensis or Vezelay Route will take you from the vineyards of Burgundy in central France to the foot of the Pyrenees and the Spanish border. 900 km in 43 walking days crossing a wide variety of terrain.  

Self-guided walking with luggage transfer and Half Board accommodation

Day 1

LE VEZELAY
Arrive in the afternoon in Le Vezealy. Take the time to visit the shrine of Mary Magdalene, whose relics are kept in the Abbey. The basilic is a gem of the 12th century.
2 or 3* hotel in the village – Dinner at the restaurant (included)

Day 2

VEZELAY => ASNOIS - Stage of 15 Km – 4h00 of walking
First stage of the walk with the Maison Dieu (14th century Roman Church Saint Jean Baptist)and St Verain de Asnois Castle. Transfer to Clamecy 3* hotel dinner included

Day 3

ASNOIS => VARZY - Stage of 25 Km – 5h30 of walking
The Church and Priory of Ouagne, Saint Germain des Bois, Cuncy les Varzy and finally Varzy and its 12th century Saint Pierre Church, the former castle of Auxerre Bishops, St Lazare Chapel. Guest House in Varzy (dinner included)

Day 4

VARZY - ARBOURSE - NIGHT IN CHAMPLEMY - Stage of 23 km, 5h30 of walking.
The way reaches Champlemy « la Romaine », the castle, the mills and wash house.
When you arrive in Arbourse a taxi will take you to Champlemy

Day 5

ARBOURSE => LA CHARITE SUR LOIRE - Stage of 20.5 km, 4h30 of walking.
Taxi transfer in the morning from Champlemy to Arbourse.
The walk passes by the Vendôme Castle in Arbouse and the Castle of Mouchy in Raveau. You arrive in la Charité sur Loire where you will spend the night

Day 6

LA CHARITE SUR LOIRE => CHARENTONNAY - Stage of 14 km, 3h30 of walking.
Take the time to visit La Charité-sur-Loire, the stone bridge, the 12th c. monastic city, the Notre Dame Church. Then the walk continues towards Saint-Martin des Champs and Sancergues where you will visit the gothic Church St Pierre de Charentonnay.

Day 7

CHARENTONNAY => BRECY – Stage of 21 Km – 4h30 of
You will keep on walking towards Baugy and its St Martin Church, Brecy (St Germain Church, altarpiece, relics of St Firmin). Brecy Guest House.

Day 8

BRECY => BOURGES - Stage of 19 km – 4h45 of walking
From Gordon to St Germain-du-Puy by the Via Romana. Arrive in Bourges

Day 9

BOURGES
End of the walk after breakfast

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Self guided WALKING
Level
VEZELAY ROUTE
Duration :
9 Days
From :
1080 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

2 star hotels and guest houses- Half Board

Luggage transfer

An English road book and a map.

English speaking email or phone assistance

 

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Starts in : Le Vézelay

Ends in : Bourges

Access :  train station.

 

 

Information : click on "ask for more information"

cecile@chemins-de-france.com

Phone Cecile : +33 5 58 48 71 65

 

Customize your tour : add or remove one night or more,combine with another tour

 

See also :

Le Vezelay to Limoges

Limoges to Bergerac


 

 

 

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Highlights

Le Vézelay Cathedral

The peaceful countryside

Bourges Cathedral