One of the departure points in France for the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, and also a UNESCO World Heritage site Vezelay was a must see in Burgundy for us.

Perched high on top of a hill and once fortified with most of it’s walls still intact, and a most magnificent 11th century Basilica Saint Mary Magdalene with reliques, or physical remains said to be Mary Magdalene.





The Morvan Region is an unspoilt area in central France with vast forests, large lakes, clean rivers and in the spring vast areas of blossoms that had me reaching for my anti-histamines.


Mor comes from the Celtic word for black and Vand – mountains.

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