Access on foot

Access on foot

On foot to Vézelay from 2 train stations.

Access on foot

Here you will find information on the access routes, on foot, from two train stations to Vézelay:

  1. Sermizelles-Vézelay station (9,5 and 11 km)
  2. Avallon station (20 km)

On the map opposite, the access routes are indicated by green lines, the stations by green markers. You will find more information if you click on a line or a marker.
(You will find more information on the map here, top left).

Information on the go:

  • files to install on your smartphone:
    > itineraries (KML/GPX):
    - see below (one file per route)
    > directions (PDF):
    see below (one link / file per route).
    The information about accommodation, shops, etc. is not included, but can be downloaded from: facilities (PDF and KML/GPX).

Tip: this is a manual (PDF) to install KML/GPX-files on your smartphone.

Railway stations (SNCF)
The Auxerre, Sermizelles-Vézelay and Avallon stations are on the same line, from the Paris Bercy station. See our travelling information.


Map updated on November 9, 2021.
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1. Sermizelles - Vézelay (9,5 and 11 km)

This access route from this station has two variants. In either case, it is a very nice walk to Vezelay:

  • via Givry (9,5 km); this variant largely follows a quiet asphalt road through the valley of the Cure (east side)
  • via Blannay (11 km); this variant goes over the flank of the valley (west side), so has greater height differences and is much less on asphalt.

> route (both variants):
   - KML (, Google Earth) (November 8, 2021)
   - GPX (other applications) (November 8, 2021)

> ** directions ** (PDF, both variants, ** soon **)

Looking back from Vézelay: Asquins and the Cure valley

2. Avallon - Vézelay (20 km)

Avallon is an old fortified town, beautifully situated on the edge of the Cousin valley.
From the town you descend to the river, which you follow for about 6 km, to Pontaubert. Then you cross, via hills, forests and farmlands, to the valley of the Cure. When descending you have beautiful views of Vézelay. Then you ascend again, up the 'eternal hill'.

> route:
   - KML (, Google Earth) (November 8, 2021)
   - GPX (other applications) (November 8, 2021)

> ** directions ** (PDF, ** soon **).