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Crain tourism and travel guide

Photo of Crain in Yonne

Photo is of Clamecy at 8 km from Crain

Visit Crain: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Clamecy at 8 km and Vezelay at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Crain, 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 Crain in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Clamecy

Clamecy

at 8 km (direction south-south-west), in the Nievre department

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

See Clamecy guide
Vezelay

Vezelay

Heritage Site at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vezelay guide
Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vézelay basilica guide
Avallon

Avallon

at 27 km (direction east)

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

See Avallon guide
 
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Auxerre

Auxerre

at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Auxerre guide
Guedelon

Guedelon

at 30 km (direction west)

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

See Guedelon guide
Corbigny

Corbigny

at 32 km (direction south-south-east), in the Nievre department

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

See Corbigny guide
Montreal

Montreal

at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Montreal guide
Chablis

Chablis

at 37 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chablis guide
Noyers-sur-Serein

Noyers-sur-Serein

Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide
Pontigny

Pontigny

at 44 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Pontigny guide
Tonnerre

Tonnerre

at 48 km (direction north-east)

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

See Tonnerre guide
Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Castle at 53 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
Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 53 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Tanlay guide

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

Map of places to visit near Crain

 
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Markets in and near Crain

  • Clamecy: market Saturday (8km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (20km)
  • Avallon: market Saturday (27km)
  • Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (29km)
  • Toucy: market Saturday (30km)
  • Corbigny: market Friday (32km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (37km)
  • Saint-Fargeau: market Friday (38km)
  • Aillant-sur-Tholon: market Tuesday (41km)

Hotels near Crain

More information about Crain, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Crain, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Révérien (Saint-Reverien) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Barthélémy (Cervon) (36km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame-du-Pré (Donzy) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Saint-Léger (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

 
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Geography and distances

Crain is in the eastern-center of France at 30 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Crain is 172 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Crain

Canton: Coulanges-sur-Yonne

Arrondissement: Auxerre

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89480

Distance to Crain

from Auxerre (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 172 km

from Calais: 400 km

from Nice: 514 km

from Bordeaux: 437 km

from Strasbourg: 333 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 Crain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Andryes, Coulanges-sur-Yonne, Festigny, Licheres-sur-Yonne, Lucy-sur-Yonne, Pousseaux and Surgy.

This page in French: Visiter Crain

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