Home > The region: Castles, museums, restaurants ... tips to prepare your stay in the Yonne

The Medieval construction site of Guédelon, the Basilica of Vézelay, the vineyards of Chablis,
the city of Auxerre and many other treasures to discover ...

We provide you with suggestions to let yourself be charmed and invite you to discover Burgundy
our lovely department of Yonne, the Puisaye or the Morvan.

A rich tourist and cultural heritage: castles and legends, scenic spots and local stories
museums and relics of the past, vineyards and local attractions.

We propose some ideas to seduce you and invite you to discover our department.

We will be happy to advise you in the selection and organization of your visits !

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- At 5km Balloon flight with Eden Balloon [Leisure and Sports]

Discover our beautiful Burgundy from a different perspective thanks to Eden Balloon. Admire and dream about the beautiful landscapes of the Puisaye or Auxerrois.

Seb, the driver offers several takeoff site:
- in Puisaye, in the park of Saint-Fargeau Castle or in the natural park of Boutissaint
-in the Auxerrois, the hill of Monts-Serein 5 minutes from our guest rooms.

An extraordinary experience to discover this land of lakes and woods, earth, clay and sandstone, hedgerows, the Puisaye (Poyaude for his friends). You'll find the animals at daybreak and observe the beautiful lights.

Breakfast is offered to the arrival of the morning flights and champagne is offered on arrival evening flights.

.... that will live an unforgettable experience?

Contact and conditions: edenballoon@gmail.com or by phone at 0698648139

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- At 5km Restaurants [The Earth and Gastronomy]



Auxerre and the department full of good addresses.

 

With well over starry restaurants such as:
- La côte Saint jacques / Michel Lorrain à Joigny (35 km)       http://www.cotesaintjacques.com
- L'Aspérule à Auxerre                  http://www.marc-meneau-esperance.com

 



Below is a small selection of places to Auxerre and less than 15 minutes from our Bed and Breakfast :


- Le Jardin Gourmand         57 / 121 €           http://www.lejardingourmand.com/
- Le Bourgogne                  31 / 60 €            http://www.lebourgogne.fr/
- Le Rendez-vous                34 / 49 €             http://www.restaurant-lerendezvous.fr/
- l'1-Parfait                         18 / 24 €               http://www.1-parfait.fr/
- Le Poivre et Sel                                             http://www.restaurant-poivretsel.com/
- La P'tite Beursaude           19 / 29 €            http://www.laptitebeursaude.fr/
- Le Petit Marmitton            17 / 36 €            http://www.le-ptit-marmiton.fr/
- Le Saint Pélérin                 15 / 35 €            http://restaurantlesaintpelerin.yonne-france.fr/
- Le Soufflot à Irancy           14 / 27 €            http://www.restaurant-irancy.fr/
- Le Relais de la Vallée in Villefargeau     15 / 46 €

- Les Millésimes in Noyers-sur-Serein     27 €   http://www.maison-paillot.com/restaurants.html

 

You will find a complete list of restaurants on the following website :





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- At 5km Walks around Chevannes [The Nature]

They will make you discover the charming village of Chevannes and the castles that gave their name to our guest rooms.



- At 5km The Métairie Bruyère Graphic Arts Centre [The Arts]

About the techniques of etching, lithography, and traditional typography.

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- At 5km Les festivals icaunais [The Arts]

Les Estivals en Puisaye


Les rencontres musicales de Noyers sur Serein en juillet


Festival Paroles et Musiques à l'Abbaye de Reigny


Musique et Cinéma en octobre


et bien d'autres encore...


 

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- At 10km Auxerre, City ​​of Art and History [History and Culture]

Auxerre offers its visitors a rich architectural and historical heritage.


Visit the old town and its old districts: the district of "Marine" and the magnificent Place Saint-Nicolas, the district of "l'Horloge" and Saint-Pierre district. Strolling through streets and lanes, you will find beautiful half-timbered houses


Discover the Saint-Etienne Cathedral and Saint-Germain Abbey, monastic millennium almost intact including its crypts ninth century that have the oldest murals France.


Whether following the walking tour "Cadet Roussel" illustrious personage Auxerre, using audioguide or onboard electric shuttles, do not miss visiting Auxerre!

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- At 10km The Puisaye and its wooded countryside [The Nature]

There is nothing like a quote from Colette to describe this beautiful region :


" The charm, the delight of this countryside, composed of hills and of valleys so narrow that some are ravines, lies in the woods – the deep, encroaching woods that ripple and rave away as far as you can see... Green meadows make rifts in them here and there, so do little patches of cultivation. But these do not amount to much, for the magnificent woods devour everything.” (traduction par Antonia White)


Claudine at school, 1900


 

- At 10km les musées d’Auxerre [The Arts]

- musée Saint-Germain
- musée Leblanc-Duvernois
- musée de l’eau et de l’environnement

- At 10km 01 Mars to 31 Déc. : Visit Auxerre [History and Culture]

labelised “City of Art and History” since 1995, Auxerre open the doors of its historical and architectural heritage and propos to discover the town :

- Following a marked path to follow in the footsteps of Cadet Roussel,
- With an audio guide or an application to download here,
- On board the Voyageur, small electric vehicle 100% green,
- With your children with a puzzles-guide Cadet'chou for kids

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- At 20km Geocaching : Treasure hunt to discover the secrets of Burgundy [The Nature]

This is an original and fun way to discover our beautiful region of Burgundy : the Geocaching. Practiced using a GPS or Smartphone, the Géocahing is a real treasure hunt where participants go in search of hidden boxes along a route.

Discover places and remarkable sites outside the usual trails !

New courses have been created in particular in Puisaye-Forterre : http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.aspx?u=ot+collines+pf&submit4=Go

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- At 20km The Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste [The Arts]

The Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste was founded by a group of ceramicists and collectors. Since its inception, the gallery has worked to promote the contemporary and artistic image of ceramics by regularly inviting well-known ceramicists to exhibit their latest creations in Toucy, in the Burgundy region of France.

Situated in a unique XVII century town house, the gallery organizes six to seven exhibitions a year, showing the most significant works of both prestigious and emerging artists. The Galerie de l’Ancienne Poste’s permanent collection houses a selection of works by international and national artists who have strongly influenced the direction of the gallery since its creation.

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- At 20km La Forêt de l'Aventure [Leisure and Sports]

Laissez vous guider par les bornes interactives qui jalonnent les parcours de ce parc d'aventure et qui vous présentent l'écosystème de la forêt.
Découvrez comment la Biocénose (ensemble des êtres vivants présents dans un même milieu)
et le Biotope (l'environnement physique) sont en interaction constante.

Une activité de plein air à faire en famille !!!

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- At 20km The traditional market of Toucy [The Earth and Gastronomy]

Crowned "Flavours and expertise of Burgundy", the Traditional Toucy Market is the ideal place to discover our local products... a unique atmosphere ... An invitation to gluttony!

Every Saturday morning

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- At 30km Réservez votre dégustation avec Rue des Vignerons [The Earth and Gastronomy]

Trouvez facilement un domaine viticole disponible  en Bourgogne proche du Château de Ribourdin et réservez gratuitement votre visite-dégustation directement sur Ruedesvignerons.com
Avis clients certifiés et confirmation par mail et sms immédiate.

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- At 30km Saut à l'Elastique du Viaduc de Druyes les Belles Fontaines [Leisure and Sports]

Une décharge d'adrénaline pure... voilà ce qui vous attends sur le viaduc de Druyes les Belles Fontaines ! Adrenaline Elastique vous propose cette expèrience extrème !
Ce viaduc d'une hauteur de 40m est une des plus belles bases de saut d'Ile de France et  offre un magnifique panorama sur le village pittoresque de Druyes les Belles Fontaines, sur sa forteresse médiéval et sur la campagne enfin si vous gardez les yeux ouverts !

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- At 30km Guédelon, a castle in the making [History and Culture]


A crazy project ... An extraordinary adventure ... A visit not to be missed!!

In the heart of Puisaye, in Yonne, Burgundy, a team of fifty people have taken on an extraordinary feat: to build a castle using the same techniques and materials used in the Middle Ages.

The wood, stone, earth, sand and clay needed for the castle's construction are all to be found here, in this abandoned quarry. Watched by thousands of visitors, all the trades associated with castle-building - quarrymen, stonemasons, woodcutters, carpenters, blacksmiths, tile makers, basket makers, rope makers, carters and their horses - are all working together to complete the castle.

Work on the site began in 1997 and is scheduled to take 25 years to complete.



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- At 30km The castle of Ratilly [The Arts]

At the heart of Puisaye Ratilly Castle is a lovely place became a center of pottery and renewal of contemporary ceramics.
Many workshops of pottery are organized but also music and singing, as well as major contemporary art exhibitions and concerts.

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- At 30km The vineyards [The Earth and Gastronomy]

Discover or rediscover the wines of the Yonne!

World famous Chablis is ranked among the landmarks of taste. In the Middle Ages What was produced the first white wine in the world.

The vineyards of the Grand Auxerrois recently awarded the "Vineyards and Discoveries." It includes the vineyards around Joigny, Auxerre, Vezelay and Thunder, with vineyards notament Irancy, Denomination of Controlled Origin since 10 years.

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- At 30km The Museum of the Adventure of the sound, Saint-Fargeau [The Arts]

Unique in Europe for its public collections and its theme, the museum of the "Adventure of sound" presents a collection made of over 1,000 phonographs, radios and mechanical musical instruments.

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- At 30km The adventure park of Bois de la Folie - Treigny [Leisure and Sports]

10 trails of different difficulties await for you, your family and your friends in the trees. There are also 130 workshops and 14 zip lines (1500m total).
And to end on a high note, try out our Big Jump! Adrenaline junkies, do you have what it takes to jump?

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- At 30km Roncemay golf course [Leisure and Sports]

Located 30 minutes away from Chevannes, the domain of Roncemay’s golf course is surrounded by a majestic setting.
The 6270 meters of its course run through a forest of beech trees, birch trees and hundred year old oak trees, opening on a vast plateau, modeled and colored like the Scottish links.
There are two parts in this international 18 holes: 11 holes in the forest, and 7 on the undulating plateau overlooking the Yonne’scountryside.

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- At 30km St Fargeau Castle and its historical show [History and Culture]

With over 1,000 years of age, St Fargeau Castle is the main historic site in Puisaye Forterre. Each summer, it is also the scene of a stunning historical show.

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- At 30km Chablis vineyards and cellars discovery with Chablis-Vititours [The Earth and Gastronomy]

Chablis-Vititours offers visits on the vineyard and wines of Chablis, commented by a graduate Terroir guide in Vines and Wines. Services provided in an air-conditioned 8 seat minibus. From 2 to 8 people, from 1 hour to a half day

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- At 30km 20 Mars to 30 Sept. : Reopening of Guédelon, a castle in the making [History and Culture]

Do not miss the 20th season of "Game of Stones": the medieval worksite of Guédelon opens from March 20th!

This year, the masons will crown the first tower, the Chapel Tower, with roof timbers.
The banker masons and the fixer masons will finish the stonework on the pigeon loft on the western corner tower.
They will also restart construction work on the gatehouse, the main gate into the castle courtyard.

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- At 50km Ballad in the Middle Ages: guided tour of Noyers-sur-Serein [History and Culture]

George, the guide in medieval clothes will make you discover the architecture of the thirteenth century and hidden treasures (access within a defense tower) of Noyers-sur-Serein, vilage ranked among the most beautiful in France. You can admire a collection of armor and children can be photographed with shields and albardes. In 2010, the guide was honored with the medal of tourism.

Duration of circuit :1 to 2 hours.
On request, evening tour with minimum 10 people.

Reservations:
By phone at 03 86 82 61 75.
On site: 12 rue du racquet or 7 bis rue des Terreaux, 89310 Noyers sur Serein.
On the website:

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- At 50km Noyers-Sur-Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in France [History and Culture]

Classified among the "most beautiful villages of France" Noyers is a preserved medieval city.

78 houses, aristocratic mansions of the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries, bourgeois houses with wood sides or single houses of winemakers have been classified or registered as a historical monument.

Walk the cobbled streets of Noyers, discover its arcaded squares, towers defenses and the panorama from the top of the old castle is back in time and enjoy the charm of old stones and the stories they tell.

In season, the city offers cultural quality animations, musical events, festivals, concerts, artists, galleries, museums and naive folk art ...

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- At 50km Vézelay and its basilica [History and Culture]


Faced with mountains of Morvan, atop a steep hill, the Basilica of Sainte-Madeleine, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, watches majestically on the winegrowers' houses and Renaissance mansions. This masterpiece of Romanesque and restored in the nineteenth century by Viollet-le-Duc art, made of Vézelay a place of pilgrimage and a starting point to Compostela.

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- At 50km Climbing at the Saussois Rock [Leisure and Sports]

An exceptional site for beginners and experienced climbers.
As a legendary Yonne site, the cliff has seen many climbers from Paris, but also professionals who went down in the history of this sport in the 70’s and 80’s.
The Saussois offers a dynamic and athletic climbing surface on an exceptional porous limestone.

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- At 50km 13 Mai to 03 Oct. : Musiancy Festival: Chamber Music at the Palace of Ancy-le-Franc [The Arts]

The association Musicancy offers each month, at the castle of Ancy-le-Franc visit-concert tour of the castle, a masterpiece of Renaissance, followed by a unique concert in the guard room or in the courtyard weather permitting.
Carte blanche is given to young musicians among the most promising of their generation to share with the public directory of their choice. The spotlight is made as much as possible the creation and improvisation.

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- At 75km Le Senonais [History and Culture]

Découvrez Sens, sa cathédrale Saint-Etienne et son trésor, son palais épiscopal ou encore le jardin de l'Orangerie.

Visitez l'Abbaye de Vauluisant, fondée en 1127 par les moines de Citeaux, le Château de Vallery , le pays d'Othe ou la vallée de l'Yonne avec Villeneuve sur Yonne, petite ville médiéval qui a conservé une partie de son enceinte médiéval.

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- At 75km Parc naturel régional du Morvan [The Nature]

Un parc naturel régional se définit d'abord comme un territoire rural qui présente une identité forte, au patrimoine naturel et culturel riche, mais à l'équilibre fragile et menacé. C'est ainsi que le parc du Morvan assume son rôle de chef de file pour le tourisme, la biodiversité, la forêt, les énergies renouvelables et l'action culturelle

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- At 100km The Fontenay Abbey [History and Culture]

Declared World Heritage by UNESCO, Fontenay Abbey is one of the oldest Cistercian monasteries in Europe. Founded in 1118 by Saint Bernard in a marshy valley of Burgundy, Abbey crossed over eight centuries without the not change its magnificent Romanesque architecture. With the exception of the refectory was demolished, all the rooms are perfectly preserved: the church, the dormitory, the cloister, the chapter house, the cooker, the monks' room and forge.

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