Rendez-vous in Yonne

  • Nivernais canal

    © ADT89/S. Wahl

    Nivernais canal

    © ADT89/S. Wahl

  • Vézelay, listed as an UNESCO World Heritage

    © ADT89/S. Wahl

    Vézelay, listed as an UNESCO World Heritage

    © ADT89/S. Wahl

  • Auxerre, listed as "Town of Art and History"

    © ADT89/D. Repérant

    Auxerre, listed as "Town of Art and History"

    © ADT89/D. Repérant

Rendez-vous in Yonne 89000 Auxerre fr

Just one hour south of Paris, enjoy a trip to the countryside, with good food, culture, in harmony with nature, in the Yonne region of Burgundy!

The Yonne, an area of water and river tourism!

Climb aboard a pleasure boat, for a relaxing cruise. Sail along the peaceful Nivernais and Bourgogne canals, among the finest in Europe, surrounded by an idyllic countryside. Enjoy a day by one of the lakes in the Natural Regional Park of the Morvan, or try your hand at fishing, canoeing or kayaking with friends on the rivers of the Yonne. Slow down, go with the flow, and stop whenever the mood strikes you!

Treasures to unearth along the way

Be charmed by the UNESCO World Heritage site of Vézelay and its basilica on the Way of St James. Meander along the narrow lanes of Noyers-sur-Serein, officially one of the most beautiful villages in France. Explore the historic and artistic towns of Auxerre and Joigny, Sens and its cathedral, Tonnerre and its Hôtel-Dieu, or Saint-Fargeau and its castle. Visit the Renaissance chateaux of Ancy-le-Franc, Tanlay, Maulnes and Vallery, not forgetting the Cistercian Abbey in Pontigny. Finally, set off to discover the rich collections on display at our superb museums, art centres and archaeological sites. The charm of our heritage will win you over!

A place for outdoor adventure!

Step up the pace of your holidays with a white-water rafting trip down one of the Morvan’s rivers. Take to the heights and abseil down the Rochers du Saussois. Enjoy a moment of relaxation on the golf course, or cycling along the canal tow paths. Or how about the thrill of a treetop ropes course, or speeding round a go-kart track? Make the most of your holidays!
You can also enjoy quieter family moments visiting a castle or a pottery workshop, playing at being a farmer with all the animals, or finding out about the secrets and varying tastes of chocolate.

Move to the rhythm of our festivals and celebrations!

Throughout the summer more than 1500 festivals, musical events and concerts await you in our towns and villages, sites of interest, and chateaux. Uncover a bargain at one of the collectables fairs that bring a buzz to the region through the summer.

The art of living Burgundy style

Enjoy rich, refined cuisine, closely linked to Burgundy's local produce. In addition to the renowned wines of Chablis and red, white, and sparkling Burgundy, the Yonne boasts a wide range of quality produce including cheeses, Burgundy truffles, cherries from Auxerre, honey from the Gâtinais, and cider from the Pays d’Othe. Whether you are eating at one of our restaurants, the table of a Michelin starred chef or a market, there is a host of flavours for you to experience.

A Zen outlook, good food, beautifully decorated accommodation and cultural visits, all at one with nature, are yours to enjoy!

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