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Charentenay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Charentenay in Yonne

Photo is of Auxerre at 17 km from Charentenay

Visit Charentenay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Auxerre at 17 km and Clamecy at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Charentenay, 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 Charentenay in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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



at 17 km (direction )

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

See Auxerre guide


at 21 km (direction south), in the Nievre department

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

See Clamecy guide


Heritage Site at 26 km (direction south-east)

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

See Vezelay guide


at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chablis guide


at 30 km (direction west)

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

See Guedelon guide


at 31 km (direction north-north-east)

The abbey at Pontigny is one of the best...

See Pontigny guide


at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Avallon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide


at 39 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Joigny guide


at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

Behind its fortified entrance, the small village of Montreal...

See Montreal guide


at 40 km (direction east-north-east)

There are two impressive sites to see in Tonnerre:...

See Tonnerre guide


at 45 km (direction south-south-east), in the Nievre department

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

See Corbigny guide
Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 46 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Tanlay guide
Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Castle at 49 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc guide

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

Map of places to visit near Charentenay


Markets in and near Charentenay

  • Vermenton: market Friday (15km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (16km)
  • Toucy: market Saturday (21km)
  • Clamecy: market Saturday (21km)
  • Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (27km)
  • Aillant-sur-Tholon: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Avallon: market Saturday (33km)
  • Migennes: market Thursday (35km)
  • Saint-Fargeau: market Friday (35km)

More information about Charentenay, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Charentenay, France

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

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

  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (29km)
  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (32km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame-du-Pré (Donzy) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du manoir du Grand Courtoiseau (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)


Geography and distances

Charentenay is in the eastern-center of France at 17 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Charentenay is 160 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Charentenay

Canton: Coulanges-la-Vineuse

Arrondissement: Auxerre

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89580

Distance to Charentenay

from Auxerre (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 160 km

from Calais: 387 km

from Nice: 526 km

from Bordeaux: 445 km

from Strasbourg: 329 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 Charentenay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Coulangeron, Coulanges-la-Vineuse, Courson-les-Carrieres, Fontenailles, Fontenay-sous-Fouronnes, Fouronnes, Merry-Sec, Mige, Molesmes, Mouffy and Val-de-Mercy.

This page in French: Visiter Charentenay

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