National Geographic : 1953 Feb
) 2atlionlal eogra p1lie aclely 4 La Grangeotte, a 14th-century Bastion, Is the Author's Country House When Vezelay was fortified, defenders manned this outpost on the old pilgrimage road, and booths sold objects of devotion. Travelers brought wealth to mer chants and gifts to the shrine (opposite). Today the house is owned by an American family. + Parading Children Call to Mind an Easter 8 Centuries Ago Horses stamped, steel flashed, and banners fluttered as St. Bernard preached the Second Crusade to a vast throng below the terrace in 1146. V6zelay boys and girls wore these museum costumes more than 800 years later for the Fete of the Virgins of France.