Going on holiday to Yonne? Find yourself in landscapes that will leave you with an unforgettable memory. Discover Burgundy wines, such as Chablis. Did you know that this wine is also called oyster water? Highly recommended is the Bourguignon market on Sunday morning in Chablis. Enjoy delicious cheeses, vegetables and fresh herbs.
Auxerre is the capital of Yonne, with interesting sights such as the medieval ramparts, the cathedral, Pont Paul and nice boulevards with countless good restaurants. Don't forget to visit Rue de l'Horloge and Rue de Paris, the St-Germain abbey church and the St-Etienne church when you are in Auxerre.
The medieval town of Avallon is built against a rock face and overlooks the valley of Cousin, one of the most romantic places in Burgundy. The old part of Avallon has picturesque streets with old vowels and well-preserved fortress walls. Within these city walls are beautiful gardens and the stately houses from the 15th and 18th centuries are also worth seeing. Don't forget to visit the Saint-Lazare church and Tour d’Horloge. Every Saturday there is a market, then streets come to life and the cafés are filled.
Vézelay is part of "Plus Beaux de Village de France" and is built on top of a mountain on the River Cure. A place full of history where the Sainte-Madeleine church, the Zervos - Romain Rolland museum and the house of Jules Roy are highlights. When you enter the village you will come across a golden shell: this is the start of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. There are plenty of shops where you can browse and good restaurants where you can enjoy a typical French meal.
The picturesque village of Noyers is located on the Serrein River and is surrounded by imposing ramparts. Here you will find beautiful half-timbered houses and in the Musée d’Art Naïf you can admire art by famous artists including Jean-Claude Quilici. If you haven't seen enough during your holiday in Yonne, you can visit Tonnerre. Tonnere is located in the middle of the vineyards on the Canal de Bourgogne and the River Armançon. Sights here are the St-Pierre church, the Dieu Hotel and la Fosse Dionne. The latter is a natural water source, filled with clear blue-green water. Divers have not been able to reach the bottom of this source!