Bessy-sur-Cure tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vézelay basilica at 17 km from Bessy-sur-Cure

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Bessy-sur-Cure is situated in the Yonne department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Vézelay basilica at 17 km and Vezelay at 17 km.

Bessy-sur-Cure, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church at 17 km (direction south)

The basilica in Vézelay is a monumental example of roman style architecture, with 12th...

See Vézelay basilica guide


Heritage Site at 17 km (direction south)

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

See Vezelay guide


at 19 km (direction south-east)

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

See Avallon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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at 22 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chablis guide


at 24 km (direction north-west)

With its cathedral and churches, and extensive historic centre with half-timbered houses and an...

See Auxerre guide


at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Montreal guide


at 24 km (direction south-west), in the Nievre department

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

See Clamecy guide


at 31 km (direction north-east)

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

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at 32 km (direction north-east)

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

See Pontigny guide
Chateau d\'Ancy-le-Franc

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Castle at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 36 km (direction north-east)

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

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at 41 km (direction south), in the Nievre department

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

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at 44 km (direction west)

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

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Map of places to visit near Bessy-sur-Cure


Markets in and near Bessy-sur-Cure

  • Vermenton: market Friday (5km)
  • Avallon: market Saturday (19km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (22km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (23km)
  • Clamecy: market Saturday (24km)
  • Tonnerre: market Saturday (31km)
  • Ancy-le-Franc: market Thursday (35km)
  • Toucy: market Saturday (36km)
  • Aillant-sur-Tholon: market Tuesday (41km)
  • Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye: market Wednesday (41km)

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Tourist attractions near Bessy-sur-Cure, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Barthélémy (Cervon) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (45km)
  • Basilique de Saint Andoche (Saulieu) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (39km)
  • Parc de Saint-Léger (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)


Geography and distances

Bessy-sur-Cure is in the eastern-center of France at 24 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Bessy-sur-Cure is 172 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bessy-sur-Cure

Canton: Vermenton

Arrondissement: Auxerre

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89270

Distance to Bessy-sur-Cure

from Auxerre (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 172 km

from Calais: 394 km

from Nice: 515 km

from Bordeaux: 454 km

from Strasbourg: 316 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 Bessy-sur-Cure from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Accolay, Arcy-sur-Cure, Lucy-sur-Cure, Mailly-la-Ville, Pregilbert, Saint-More, Sainte-Pallaye, Sery, Trucy-sur-Yonne and Vermenton.

This page in French: Visiter Bessy-sur-Cure