Images of Medieval Art and Architecture

France: Vézelay
Benedictine Abbey Church of Sante-Marie-Madeleine

Exterior Views

The Site

The Abbey Church of Sante-Marie-Madeleine is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Burgundian countryside.

View of hill from the north showing the abbey's towers

Views of countryside from the south of the Abbey

West End

West fasçade and tower
Note- Sculpture on exterior is nineteenth century.
However, sculpture on portals within narthex is original.

South Side of Church

Southwest corner of church

Southwest corner of church facing rear bell tower

South wall of church





Created by G. David Donahue, July 1997
Updated by Jane Vadnal, December, 1998