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.  

This walking section between Le Vezelay and Bourges is a combination of rural areas, small villages and and larger cities as La Charité sur Loire and of course Bourges the capital of the Berry. Great medieval heritage all along the way.

Self-guided walking with luggage transfer and Half Board accommodation

Day 1

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 => TANNAY - Stage of 22.5 Km – 5h30 of walking
First stage of the walk with the Maison Dieu (14th century Roman Church Saint Jean Baptist)and St Verain de Asnois Castle. 2* hotel dinner included

Day 3

TANNAY => CHAMPLEMY - Stage of 26 Km – 6h30 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. The way reaches Champlemy « la Romaine », the castle, the mills and wash house.
Guest House (dinner included)

Day 4

CHAMPLEMY - LA CHARITE SUR LOIRE- Stage of 20 km, 4h00 of walking.
Transfer to Arbourse -(15 km) You will walk to la Charité sur Loire a beautiful monastic city full of History.

Day 5

LA CHARITE SUR LOIRE => LE VILLEQUIERS - Stage of 26 km, 6h30 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 6

LE VILLEQUIERS => BRECY – Stage of 20 Km – 4h00
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 7

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

Day 8

End of the walk after breakfast

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Self guided WALKING
Duration :
8 Days
From :
950 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

2 and 3 star hotels and guest houses- Half Board

Luggage transfer

An English road book and map extracts.

English speaking email or phone assistance




Starts in : Le Vézelay

Ends in : Bourges

Access :  train station.



Information : click on "ask for more information"

Phone Cecile : +33 5 58 48 71 65


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See also :

Le Vezelay to Limoges

Other sections of the Vezelay itinerary

Other itineraries on the Way of St James






Le Vézelay Cathedral

The peaceful countryside

Bourges Cathedral

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