Avallon tourism and travel guide

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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

Avallon 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 Avallon. For detailed visitor information see the Avallon travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Vézelay basilica at 13 km and Vezelay at 13 km.

Avallon, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Montreal

Montreal

at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Montreal guide
Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church at 13 km (direction west)

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

See Vézelay basilica guide
Vezelay

Vezelay

Heritage Site at 13 km (direction west)

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

See Vezelay guide
Noyers-sur-Serein

Noyers-sur-Serein

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide
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Clamecy

Clamecy

at 30 km (direction west), in the Nievre department

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

See Clamecy guide
Corbigny

Corbigny

at 31 km (direction south-west), in the Nievre department

Corbigny, on the edge of the Morvan Regional Parc, includes an abbey...

See Corbigny guide
Semur-en-Auxois

Semur-en-Auxois

at 32 km (direction east), in the Cote d'Or department

One of the prettiest of the Burgundy villages, Semur-en-Auxois has a very...

See Semur-en-Auxois guide
Morvan Regional Park

Morvan Regional Park

Natural Parc at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Nievre department

Morvan Regional Natural Park is a quiet region of unspoiled countryside with...

See Morvan Regional Park guide
Saulieu

Saulieu

at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Cote d'Or department

Saulieu is quite a small town, visited because of the Basilica Saint-Andoche...

See Saulieu guide
Montbard

Montbard

at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

A typical regional town, we suggest you take a stroll around the...

See Montbard guide
Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Castle at 37 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc guide
Chablis

Chablis

at 37 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Chablis guide
Fontenay Abbey

Fontenay Abbey

Abbey at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

The complex of buildings at the Abbey de Fontenay, and the surrounding...

See Fontenay Abbey guide
Tonnerre

Tonnerre

at 41 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Tonnerre guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Avallon, France

What to do at Avallon? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Avallon is in the eastern-center of France at 43 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Avallon is 191 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

 
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