Avallon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Avallon in Yonne

Visit Avallon: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Avallon is a very pleasant town to explore with some very imposing medieval buildings, and the countryside of the Morvan Regional Park is very close by

Important note

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

Avallon is situated in the Yonne department and Burgundy region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 43 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Avallon is 191 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Vezelay at 13 km and Noyers-sur-Serein at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Avallon, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Avallon in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Yonne

Map of places to visit near Avallon

Markets in and near Avallon

Market days in Avallon: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Avallon: market Saturday (0km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (23km)
  • Clamecy: market Saturday (30km)
  • Corbigny: market Friday (32km)
  • Montsauche-les-Settons: market Thursday all day (32km)
  • Saulieu: market Saturday (34km)
  • Montbard: market Friday (35km)
  • Ancy-le-Franc: market Thursday (36km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (37km)
  • Tonnerre: market Saturday (41km)

More information about Avallon, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Avallon, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Avallon.

Grand sites of France

  • Alesia (44km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Barthélémy (Cervon) (30km)
  • Basilique de Saint Andoche (Saulieu) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (35km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Révérien (Saint-Reverien) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (27km)
  • Parc de Saint-Léger (30km)
  • Potager du château de Lantilly (35km)
  • Jardin de la Chaux (38km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Siège d'Alésia (44km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Avallon

Canton: Avallon

Arrondissement: Avallon

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89200

Distance to Avallon

from Auxerre (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 191 km

from Calais: 412 km

from Nice: 496 km

from Bordeaux: 454 km

from Strasbourg: 310 km

Getting here

Avallon is in the eastern-center of France. 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 Avallon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Annay-la-Cote, Anneot, Athie, Etaule, Girolles, Island, Magny, Pontaubert, Provency, Sauvigny-le-Bois, Tharot and Vault-de-Lugny.

This page in French: Visiter Avallon