France - Vezelay Route between Le Vezelay and Neuvy Pailloux

France - Vezelay Route between Le Vezelay and Neuvy Pailloux

The Vezelay Route from Le Vezelay to Neuvy Pailloux

The Vezelay Route from the vineyards of Burgundy in the heart of France to La Charité sur Loire and Bourges. 10 walking days crossing a wide variety of wooded and cultivated terrain and a rich History. 

Day 1

LE VEZELAY Arrive in the afternoon in VEZELAY
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.

Day 2

VEZELAY => ASNOIS - Stage of 18 Km – 4h30 of walking
First stage of the walk with the Maison Dieu (14th century Roman Church Saint Jean Baptist) and St Verain Asnois Castle.

Day 3

ASNOIS => VARZY - Stage of 20 Km – 5h00 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.

Day 4

VARZY to CHATEAUNEUF VAL DE BARGIS - Stage of 22 km, 4h30 of walking.
The way reaches Champlemy « la Romaine », the castle, the mills and wash house. When you arrive in Chateauneuf a taxi will take you back to Varzy to spend a second night. (the accommodation in Chateauneuf has definitely closed)

Day 5

CHATEAUNEUF VAL DE BARGIS => LA CHARITE SUR LOIRE -Stage of 26 km, 5h30 of walking.
Taxi transfer in the morning from Varzy to Chateauneuf.The walk passes by the Vendôme Castle in Arbouse and the Castle of Mouchy in Raveau.

Day 6

LA CHARITE SUR LOIRE => CHARENTONNAY - Stage of 25 km, 6h00 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 before arriving to the Chapels Hamlet and finally reaches Charentonnay.

Day 7

CHARENTONNAY => BRECY – Stage of 18 Km – 4h30 of walking.
You will keep on walking towards Baugy and its St Martin Church, Brecy (St Germain Church, altarpiece, relics of St Firmin).

Day 8

BRECY => BOURGES - Stage of 16 km – 4h00 of walking
From Gordon to St Germain-du-Puy by the Via Romana. Arrive in Bourges To visit: the splendid St Etienne Cathedral and many interesting chapels and churches.

Day 9

BOURGES => CHAROST - Stage of 25km – 6h00 of walking
After leaving Bourges you will head out to St Ursin Chapel and Villeneuve-sur-Cher (church and fortified bridge over the Cher River)

Day 10

CHAROST => ISSOUDUN - Stage of 12 km, 3h00 of walking.
A small stage to relax between 2 larger stages. St Georges sur Arnon (roman portal) and arrive in Issoudun. To visit: St Cyr and Ste Juliette, Basilique Notre Dame du Sacré-Cœur, the ancient hospital (leprosarium)

Day 11

ISSOUDUN => NEUVY PAILLOUX – Stage of 21 km – 5h15 of walking
A very peaceful road leads to the small village of Thizay. Continue your way to Neuvy Pailloux To visit : St Laurent Church and the clock tower.

Day 12

NEUVY PAILLOUX
End of the walk after breakfast

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Self guided WALKING
Level
VEZELAY ROUTE
Duration :
12 Days
From :
1335 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

A combination of 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 Vezelay

Ends in : Neuvy Pailloux

 

Access :  train station.

 

 

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See also :

 

 The other routes on the Way of St James

 

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Highlights

La Cherité sur Loire

Le Vezelay