Fresnes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Noyers-sur-Serein at 7 km from Fresnes

Visit Fresnes: highlights and tourist information

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Fresnes 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 Fresnes in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Noyers-sur-Serein at 7 km and Tonnerre at 11 km.

Fresnes, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction south)

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

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide


at 11 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Tonnerre guide
Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 12 km (direction north-east)

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

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

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Castle at 13 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc guide
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at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chablis guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Montreal guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Pontigny guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Montbard guide


at 31 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Avallon guide
Fontenay Abbey

Fontenay Abbey

Abbey at 32 km (direction east-south-east), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Fontenay Abbey guide


at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Auxerre guide
Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

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Heritage Site at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

See Vezelay guide


at 39 km (direction south-east), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Semur-en-Auxois guide

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Map of places to visit near Fresnes


Markets in and near Fresnes

  • Tonnerre: market Saturday (11km)
  • Ancy-le-Franc: market Thursday (12km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (16km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (22km)
  • Montbard: market Friday (30km)
  • Avallon: market Saturday (30km)
  • Ervy-le-Chatel: market Friday (32km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (32km)
  • Saint-Florentin: market Monday (34km)
  • Chaource: market Monday (35km)

More information about Fresnes, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Fresnes, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Alesia (45km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bussy-Rabutin Chateau (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (27km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (29km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (32km)
  • Jardin du prieuré (34km)
  • Potager du château de Lantilly (37km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Siège d'Alésia (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Neuville-sur-Seine (44km)

Geography and distances

Fresnes is in the eastern-center of France at 32 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Fresnes is 172 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fresnes

Canton: Noyers

Arrondissement: Avallon

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89310

Distance to Fresnes

from Auxerre (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 172 km

from Calais: 387 km

from Nice: 518 km

from Bordeaux: 478 km

from Strasbourg: 293 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 Fresnes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Annay-sur-Serein, Molay, Moulins-en-Tonnerrois, Sainte-Vertu, Sambourg, Vireaux, Viviers and Yrouerre.

This page in French: Visiter Fresnes


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