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Essey tourism and travel guide

Photo of Essey in Cote d'Or

Photo is of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois at 9 km from Essey

Visit Essey: highlights and tourist information

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Essey is situated in the Cote d'Or department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateauneuf-en-Auxois at 9 km and Saulieu at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Essey, 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 Essey in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction east)

The village of Chateauneuf-sur-Auxois, one of the 'most beautiful villages in France',...

See Chateauneuf-en-Auxois guide
Saulieu

Saulieu

at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saulieu guide
Morvan Regional Park

Morvan Regional Park

Natural Parc at 24 km (direction west-north-west), in the Nievre department

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

See Morvan Regional Park guide
Beaune

Beaune

at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

Beaune is the centre of the famous wine region of the same...

See Beaune guide
 
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Autun

Autun

at 33 km (direction south-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring Autun with its old town, cathedral and roman ruins you...

See Autun guide
Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

at 33 km (direction east)

A quiet town, Nuits-Saint-Georges wil be part of your tour of the...

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide
Flavigny

Flavigny

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction east)

The village of Flavigny retains an ancient centre surrounded by fortified walls,...

See Flavigny guide
Semur-en-Auxois

Semur-en-Auxois

at 35 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Semur-en-Auxois guide
Dijon

Dijon

at 41 km (direction east-north-east)

There is a remarkable range of interesting historic sites in Dijon, perhaps...

See Dijon guide
Fontenay Abbey

Fontenay Abbey

Abbey at 48 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Fontenay Abbey guide
Montbard

Montbard

at 49 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Montbard guide
Montreal

Montreal

at 53 km (direction north-west), in the Yonne department

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

See Montreal guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 53 km (direction south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The pedestrianised town centre and cathedral will form the centre of your...

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Avallon

Avallon

at 56 km (direction west-north-west), in the Yonne department

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

See Avallon guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Cote d'Or

Map of places to visit near Essey

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Markets in and near Essey

  • Bligny-sur-Ouche: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Saulieu: market Saturday (24km)
  • Epinac: market Wednesday & Sunday (24km)
  • Beaune: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)
  • Autun: market Wednesday & Friday (33km)
  • Nuits-Saint-Georges: market Friday (33km)
  • Chagny: market Thursday & Sunday (37km)
  • Chenove: market Wednesday & Sunday (38km)
  • Venarey-les-Laumes: market Wednesday (38km)
  • Montsauche-les-Settons: market Thursday all day (38km)

More information about Essey, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Essey, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Alesia (37km)
  • Bibracte-Mont Beuvray (48km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bussy-Rabutin Chateau (40km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Basilique de Saint Andoche (Saulieu) (24km)
  • Hospices de Beaune (Beaune) (31km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Abbaye de la Bussière (15km)
  • Parc et jardin du château de Barbirey sur Ouche (18km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Sully (22km)
  • Jardin de la Chaux (26km)
  • Parc de Saint-Léger (30km)
  • Potager du château de Lantilly (39km)
  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Bout du Monde (26km)
  • Siège d'Alésia (37km)
  • Bibracte (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Essey is in the eastern-center of France at 41 kilometres from Dijon, the department capital (general information: Essey is 245 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Essey

Canton: Pouilly-en-Auxois

Arrondissement: Beaune

Department: Cote d'Or

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 21320

Distance to Essey

from Dijon (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 245 km

from Calais: 460 km

from Nice: 444 km

from Bordeaux: 474 km

from Strasbourg: 285 km

Getting here

Most visitors drive from one of the channel ports such as Calais or Dunkirk, a drive of about 6 hours, or fly into one of the Paris airports and hire a car. For driving distances to Essey from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arconcey, Chatellenot, Chazilly, Clomot, Creancey, Cussy-le-Chatel, Jouey, Le Fete, Longecourt-les-Culetre, Maconge, Meilly-sur-Rouvres, Musigny, Rouvres-sous-Meilly and Thoisy-le-Desert.

This page in French: Visiter Essey

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