Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume

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Also known as Vézelay Abbey, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine is a Benedictine and Cluniac monastery. The largest Gothic religious building in Provence, this is considered a masterpiece of Burgundian-Romanesque art and architecture. Study the complex imagery in the sculpted capitals and portals, as well as many relics of Mary Magdalene. (If you have traveled across Europe, you may notice that the tympanum of the central portal is different from its counterparts across Europe.) The church and hill at Vézelay are a UNESCO World Heritage site. With our international travel planner, Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume attractions like Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Impressive height, width and depth dimensions; It is beautiful; it houses in the crypt the relics of Saint Mary Magdalene, patron saint of Provence, as well as sarcophagi. Beautiful woodwork, beautiful wooden sculptures, a splendid organ, a large beautiful heart, it is in good condition.
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  • In addition to having the relic (the skull) of Mary Magdalene is supposed, it is a basilica worthy of seeing for its architecture and size, located in a very cute square
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  • This is a great church to see, with lots of stories and history. We had the luck to benefit from the night guided tour organised by the local Tourism Office. This is a fantastic way of discovering the church with a new prism.
  • Beautiful cathedral. Must visit. Not so much Marie Magdalena churches in the world. This one probably the biggest. Very good for better Christianity understanding.
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