Ideas for your trip

In the heart of Burgundy, situated among beautiful villages, remarkable must-sees, prestigious vineyards, rivers and the Burgundy canal, the Chateau of Ancy le Franc, its heritage and the lovely region offer all the attractive features for an original trip.

Various heritage, Roman and Renaissance sites, churches, castles, abbeys, fortified houses, private mansions, historical towns and villages…

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The medieval  village  Noyers sur Serein (18 km) listed one of « the most beautiful villages of France » with timbered houses, cobbled streets and passage ways, art and artcraft galleries, restaurants and the Museum of Naive Art, ..
The beautiful Chateau of Tanlay (14km) Renaissance castle, surrounded by moats. Every summer the Center of Contemporary Art of Yonne organizes exhibitions in the ground buildings.
3 km from Tanlay you will find the authentic  Cistercian Abbey Notre-Dame of Quincy

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In Tonnerre (20 km) l’Hôtel-Dieu Notre Dame des Fontenilles hosting the tombstone of Marguerite de Bourgogne, the Mausoleum of the Marquis de Louvois, … One of the oldest general hospitals in France (12th C.) with an extraordinary roof framework. The mysterious Fosse Dionne, a source turned into a circle washing place in the 18 century, by the father of the Chevalier d’Eon, L’Hotel d’Uzès, the birth place of the chevalier d’Eon.
The excellent vineyards of Epineuil border Tonnerre.

The Chateau of Maulnes (15 km) situated on the plateau of Cruzy-le-Châtel. Renaissance architecture, five-sided hunting castle of the 1st Duc of Uzès, husband of the countess Louise de Clermont, brother of the benefactor of the Chateau of Ancy le Franc.

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The Museum & gallery of Eathenware of Ancy le Franc
The Roman Church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste in Chassignelles (3 km) from Ancy le Franc
Other Renaissance castles, the Chateau of Nuits-sur-Armançon (8 km), the Château de Béru (28 km) castle and vineyards

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Chablis (34 km) and its prestigious vineyards
Auxerre (54 km), the historical town center, the Abbey of Saint Germain and the archeological museum, the, Cathedral St. Etienne, the vineyards, Irancy, caves Bailly la Pierre,…

The cistercian Abbey of Pontigny (47 km)

The Grottos of Arcy sur Cure (48 km)

The Prieuré de Vausse (24 km)
The Great Forge of Buffon (20 km) a remarkable example of the Century of Enlightenment, built by the naturalist the count of Buffon in 18th C.
Montbard (27 km) and its museums, museum of fine Art and the museum of Buffon
The Abbey of Fontenay (32 km) one of the oldest Cistercian monastries in France, listed as a UNESCO World heritage site.

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Semur en Auxois (43 km) medieval village with battlements, donjon, the collegiate church Notre-Dame

The Muséoparc Alésia (40 km)
The medieval village  Flavigny-sur-Ozérain (50 km) and les Anis de Flavigny et the Abbey
Chateau of Bussy-Rabutin (45 km) with the 17th C. paintings, collection of Roger Bussy-Rabutin, cousin of Madame de Sévigné

The Museum of Pays Châtillonnais with the Treasure of Vix (38 km)

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Avallon (53 km), its museums and art galleries, historical town center, …
Vézelay (68 km) and the roman basilica Sainte Madeleine situated on the Carmino Santiago route, the Zervos Museum and the Jules Roy Mansion
The Chateau of Bazoches (69 km)
The Chateau of Chastellux (65 km)
Joigny (81 km) historical town, canal, vineyards …
Sens (90 km), its museums,  the cathedral Saint Etienne …

The Museum of Colette ( 95 km) à Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
The medieval construction of Guédélon (102 km) in Treigny
Chateau of Ratilly (104 km) à Treigny
Chateau of Saint Fargeau (97 km)

Other historical towns :
Dijon (120 km), Autun (111 km), Chalon sur Saône (147 km), Nevers (175 km), Troyes (77 km)
Beaune (119 km), the prestigious vineyards, the hospices de Beaune, Nuits-Saint-Georges et le Cassissium, …
Bibracte Museum (134 km), archeological site and museum in Mont Beuvray
Chateau of Commarin (81 km)
Chateau of Sully (134 km)

And all the chateaux of the Route des Ducs de Bourgogne ….