VISIT THE REGION

GUEDELON

Guédelon or the castle of Guédelon is an experimental construction site of a fortified castle, started in 1997, according to the techniques and materials used in the Middle Ages.
This architectural project located in Treigny in the Yonne, in an old disused quarry in the center of a forest and close to a pond about thirty kilometers southwest of Auxerre, aims to improve knowledge in castellology and experimental archaeology. While developing a reflection of the type "art and popular traditions", he stages in a real course the construction of a monumental program, which differentiates it from theme parks.

CAVES OF ARCY

The caves of Arcy-sur-Cure are located in the commune of Arcy-sur-Cure in the Yonne department of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France. Most are home to prehistoric archaeological sites and some are caves adorned with parietal art. It is one of the few archaeological sites in the Paris Basin whose multiple strata cover a very extensive chronology, from the very ancient Mousterian to the final Paleolithic and until the Middle Ages. The wealth of remains, both lithic, fauna, bone industries and anthropological remains, as well as parietal art, offer a rare context in archaeology and allow an interdisciplinary and diachronic approach to research. It is also, through the Cave of the Reindeer in particular, an exceptional place and the place of reference to study the extinction of Homo neanderthalensis and the expansion of Homo sapiens. The site of Arcy is an essential place for the study of the Middle and Upper Paleolithic in the North of France.

WALNUT TREES ON SEREIN

The Château de Noyers-sur-Serein is an ancient medieval fortress located in Noyers, in the current department of Yonne in northern Burgundy. Built before the eleventh century by the lords of Noyers, the castle was enlarged and fortified at the beginning of the thirteenth century by Hugues de Noyers, bishop of Auxerre. The key figure in the lineage of this powerful family is undoubtedly Miles X de Noyers, Marshal of France and advisor to the king. The County of Noyers then passed for a century to the Dukes of Burgundy and the castle was one of the keys to the duchy. Owned by the Prince de Condé, leader of the Huguenot party, Noyers became during the Wars of Religion the stake of fierce fighting and siege between Catholics and Protestants and then between leaguers and royalists, before being destroyed in 1599 by order of King Henry IV. Only ruins remain of what was, in the words of the historian Ernest Petit, a "formidable fortress, one of the most considerable in all of Burgundy".

CITY OF AUXERRE

The Cathedral of Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre is a French Catholic cathedral. In Gothic style, it is dedicated to St. Stephen, the first martyr of the Church.

The Clock Tower is a fifteenth-century clock tower located in the pedestrian center of old Auxerre, France.

City of Auxerre
https://www.auxerre.fr

CHATEAU DE SAINT FARGEAU

The Château de Saint-Fargeau is a castle in the commune of Saint-Fargeau in the Yonne department in bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.

Château de Saint-Fargeau – Saint-Fargeau Show
https://www.chateau-de-st-fargeau.com

PONTIGNY ABBEY

Pontigny Abbey is a former monastery of the Cistercian order. Founded in 1114, in the north of Burgundy and on the edge of the county of Champagne, today in the commune of Pontigny, in the department of Yonne, she is the second of the first four daughters of Cîteaux. His fame is due to his rank within the Order, the prestige of its protectors, distinguished guests and abbots, the importance of his community and possessions, and the rich heritage of his library and architecture. On the other hand, it has a relatively modest filiation. Closed during the French Revolution, it was largely destroyed; nevertheless, it retains the largest Cistercian church in the world, which has been the cathedral of the Mission de France since 1954.

Visit pontigny Abbey - Pontigny Abbey
https://www.abbayedepontigny.com

VEZELAY

A dream destination in the heart of Burgundy between medieval scenery in Noyers, Avallon and Vézelay and breathtaking landscapes in the Morvan!

Tourism l Destination Grand Vézelay: Welcome!
https://www.destinationgrandvezelay.com

E-BIKE WINE TOURS

VINÉA PASSION MUSEUM

At the end of July, the Vinéa Passion Museum opened its doors in Chablis!
Discover Alexandre Gautherin's Viti-vinicole collection, the result of several years of research, antique objects and passion.
If you are curious, passionate about ancient objects, or if you simply want to know more about the cultivation of the vine, come and visit this new space. You will be delighted!
It is quite surprising, beautifully exposed, some objects are very beautiful, sometimes we have the impression that they are jewelry or decorative objects, which are placed there. We learn a lot of things (from the cutting of the vine to the measuring instruments for the capacity of the barrels). This collection is very impressive, and the tour route is very well done.
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BOUTISSAINT PARK

In the heart of the Puisaye, a region often described as a natural setting, extends the Natural Park of Boutissaint. 400 hectares of forest, offering a wide variety of forest species with century-old oaks, such as the Saint Louis oak whose circumference is greater than four meters, douglas, spruce, beech, cherry, chestnut, chestnut trees ... Finally, near the washhouse, the bald cypress, a rustic tree with light and deciduous foliage. Its leaves, arranged in spirals around the branch, turn red brick to brown in late autumn offering a grandiose and prolonged spectacle.  Its unusual feature in conifers: that of losing its leaves in winter, hence its qualifier of "bald".

https://www.boutissaint.com