Access transport

Access transport

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Access transport

Public transport: Paris - Vézelay

Trains in the direction of Vézelay depart from the small Paris Bercy Station, which is close to the much larger and more well-known Paris Gare de Lyon Station.
From Gare de Lyon to Paris Bercy Station it is about a 1 km walk, via the Rue de Bercy, or take the Metro, line 14 to 'Bercy' (the first stop after Gare de Lyon).

Attention: pickpockets, especially on busy platforms and in the trains of the subway!

Alternative: by Flixbus to Auxerre (train station) and from there continue by train.

Get off at Sermizelles-Vézelay station. From there a bus goes to Vézelay.
- Route Planner of the French Railways (SNCF) (English)
- ** bus timetable **.

Alternatives:

  • on foot
  • by taxi:
    - Cyril Taxis - Vézelay, tel : 03 86 33 19 06
    - Annette Devry Taxis - Sermizelles, tel : 06 87 41 16 69
    - Carlos Taxi - Givry, tel : 06 84 83 85 40
Tour Saint Jacques (Tower of Saint James), Paris

Public transport: around Vézelay

Bus and train connections around Vézelay are limited. The best public transport planner is: Mobigo Bourgogne (English).

An additional option: hitchhiking (using common sense). It is not uncommon for a motorist to stop to offer you a lift. Everyone knows that there is little public transport.

Sermizelles-Vézelay train station

By car 

Via the A6 motorway (Paris - Lyon): exit Auxerre (n° 20), Nitry (n° 21) or Avallon (n° 22). 

Parking 
There is a charge for parking throughout the municipality of Vézelay. You can buy a ticket at the parking meters. If you want to park for more than a week, you must buy a card at the town hall. (Rue Saint Pierre, about 125 m from the basilica. An annual card costs € 20).
Alternative: parking in a campsite. ('Garage mort', approximately € 2 - 3 per day.) You will find the campsites on the digital map of the Tour de Vézelay

Carpooling: BlaBlaCar.

By car