The Tourist Office du Grand Vézelay organise walking tours for groups, in the two most amazing villages of our region : Montréal and Noyers-sur-Serein.
We go just that little bit further for our visitors: in the summer, meet us at 10am on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Tourist Information Office of Montréal, or at 10am on Thursdays and Fridays at the Tourist Information Office of Noyers for a commented walking tour, however many of you turn up! (There is a small charge)
In Vézelay, you can hire an audio guide which will enable you to discover the village and its basilica at your own pace, and discover the history of this medieval city from its humble beginnings to current day. The lasts approximately 1 ½ hours (in French only). You can find the audio guide at the Tourist Information Office in Vézelay (visit adapted for visually impaired ) (for a small fee).
In Avallon, a cheeky amphibian will guide you! Thanks to a friendly frog engraved on brass arrows embedded in the ground, you can follow the guide around our medieval city! A little booklet outlining and explaining the visit is available at the Tourist Information Office for a small fee.
Montréal – A little teaser of the walking tour (1 ½ hours) :
You enter the village over the remains of the three curtain walls, proof of the strategic importance of Montréal, and as you proceed along the main street flanked by houses dating back to the 14th, 15th and 16th century, you will discover wells, corbel arches, mullioned windows, dovecotes and towers containing spiral staircases…
At the top of the village you will come to the church of Notre Dame where you will find some real artifacts.
Walking tours are held during July and August, every Tuesday and Friday at 10am
Noyers-sur-Serein – A little teaser of the walking tour (1 ½ hours)
Noyers-sur-Serein is classified as one of the “Plus Beaux Villages de France” – (most beautiful villages of France). You will begin your trip back in time with different architectural styles dating back to the 15th and 17th century, including numerous squares, each with it’s own little curiosity, and the church built between the 15th and the16th century
Walking tours are held during July and August, every Thursday and Friday at 10am