Auxerre tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: With its cathedral and churches, and extensive historic centre with half-timbered houses and an imposing belltower Auxerre is a very interesting town to visit

Auxerre is situated in the Yonne department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Auxerre. For detailed visitor information see the Auxerre travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Auxerre include "secteur sauvegarde" and "town of art and history".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Auxerre in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chablis at 17 km and Joigny at 25 km.

Auxerre, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 16 km (direction north-east)

The abbey at Pontigny is one of the best known and substantial...

See Pontigny guide


at 17 km (direction east)

Best known for the very famous wines of the same name, Chablis...

See Chablis guide


at 25 km (direction north-west)

In the centre of the the traditional local town of Joigny you...

See Joigny guide


at 31 km (direction east)

There are two impressive sites to see in Tonnerre: the medieval hospital...

See Tonnerre guide
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Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

The half-timbered houses and riverside setting make Noyers-sur-Serein one of our favourite...

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide


at 37 km (direction south), in the Nievre department

The Collegiale Saint-Martin is the principal monument here in the historic centre...

See Clamecy guide
Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church at 39 km (direction south-south-east)

The basilica in Vézelay is a monumental example of roman style architecture,...

See Vézelay basilica guide


Heritage Site at 39 km (direction south-south-east)

Even if it didn't have one of the most famous abbeys in...

See Vezelay guide
Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 39 km (direction east)

The frescoes and interior decoration are among the highlights of a visit...

See Chateau de Tanlay guide


at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

At the remarkable site of Guedelon an entire medieval castle is being...

See Guedelon guide


at 42 km (direction south-east)

Avallon is a very pleasant town to explore with some very imposing...

See Avallon guide
Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Castle at 44 km (direction east)

The 15th century castle at Ancy-le-Franc was one of the very first...

See Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc guide


at 45 km (direction east-south-east)

Behind its fortified entrance, the small village of Montreal is a very...

See Montreal guide

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Markets in and near Auxerre

Market days in Auxerre: weekly market: Tuesday & Sunday & Friday;

  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (0km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (17km)
  • Aillant-sur-Tholon: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (19km)
  • Migennes: market Thursday (19km)
  • Toucy: market Saturday (22km)
  • Joigny: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Saint-Florentin: market Monday (26km)
  • Tonnerre: market Saturday (31km)
  • Saint-Julien-du-Sault: market Sunday (34km)

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Tourist attractions near Auxerre, France

What to do at Auxerre? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Auxerre.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (12km)
  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (17km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du manoir du Grand Courtoiseau (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)


Geography and distances

Auxerre is in the eastern-center of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Yonne department (general information: Auxerre is 149 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Auxerre

Canton: Auxerre

Arrondissement: Auxerre

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89000

Distance to Auxerre

from Auxerre (prefecture): 1 km

from Paris: 149 km

from Calais: 372 km

from Nice: 538 km

from Bordeaux: 458 km

from Strasbourg: 322 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Paris orly or Charles de Gaulle airports and rent a car or drive from a channel ferry port - allow about 5 - 6 hours driving time. For driving distances to Auxerre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Augy, Moneteau, Quenne, Saint-Bris-le-Vineux, Vallan, Venoy and Villefargeau.

This page in French: Visiter Auxerre


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