Branches tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Auxerre at 12 km from Branches

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Branches 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 Branches in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Auxerre at 12 km and Joigny at 13 km.

Branches, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Auxerre

Auxerre

at 12 km (direction south-east)

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

See Auxerre guide
Joigny

Joigny

at 13 km (direction north-west)

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

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Pontigny

Pontigny

at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Pontigny guide
Chablis

Chablis

at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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Tonnerre

Tonnerre

at 37 km (direction east)

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

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Guedelon

Guedelon

at 42 km (direction south-west)

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

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Sens

Sens

at 43 km (direction north-north-west)

Sens is an important regional centre dominated by the Cathedral of Saint-Etienne, the first...

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Noyers-sur-Serein

Noyers-sur-Serein

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 45 km (direction east)

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

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Clamecy

Clamecy

at 47 km (direction south), in the Nievre department

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

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Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church at 51 km (direction south-south-east)

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

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Vezelay

Vezelay

Heritage Site at 51 km (direction south-south-east)

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

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Avallon

Avallon

at 54 km (direction south-east)

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

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Montreal

Montreal

at 56 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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Markets in and near Branches

  • Migennes: market Thursday (9km)
  • Aillant-sur-Tholon: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (12km)
  • Joigny: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Saint-Julien-du-Sault: market Sunday (22km)
  • Toucy: market Saturday (22km)
  • Saint-Florentin: market Monday (23km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (25km)
  • Villeneuve-sur-Yonne: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (31km)

More information about Branches, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Branches, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Asquins église St Jacques (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (49km)

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) (9km)
  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (17km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du manoir du Grand Courtoiseau (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Branches is in the eastern-center of France at 12 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Branches is 136 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Branches

Canton: Aillant-sur-Tholon

Arrondissement: Auxerre

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89113

Distance to Branches

from Auxerre (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 136 km

from Calais: 360 km

from Nice: 550 km

from Bordeaux: 460 km

from Strasbourg: 325 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 Branches from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Appoigny, Bassou, Beaumont, Bonnard, Chichery, Fleury-la-Vallee, Guerchy, Gurgy, Laduz, Neuilly and Villemer.

This page in French: Visiter Branches