Take a tour of Vézelay Abbey in France – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats. Though it bears the scars of raids and rebellions, it remains an extremely majestic abbey. The ancient Vezelay Abbey crowns the top of a prominent hill in Vezelay, France. Unlike most abbeys in the world, which are fairly simple, this one is quite elaborate. The main door to the cathedral features a carved stone scene of Christ teaching his apostles. At midday on the summer solstice, a path of sunlight illuminates the middle of the nave. The abbey, the home of many relics, is also a common destination for pilgrims.