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Genay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Genay in Cote d'Or

Photo is of Semur-en-Auxois at 4 km from Genay

Visit Genay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Auxois at 4 km and Montbard at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Genay, 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 Genay in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Semur-en-Auxois

Semur-en-Auxois

at 4 km (direction south-east)

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

See Semur-en-Auxois guide
Montbard

Montbard

at 12 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Montbard guide
Fontenay Abbey

Fontenay Abbey

Abbey at 12 km (direction north-east)

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

See Fontenay Abbey guide
Flavigny

Flavigny

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction east)

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

See Flavigny guide
 
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Montreal

Montreal

at 20 km (direction west), in the Yonne department

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

See Montreal guide
Morvan Regional Park

Morvan Regional Park

Natural Parc at 27 km (direction south-south-west), in the Nievre department

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

See Morvan Regional Park guide
Saulieu

Saulieu

at 27 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saulieu guide
Avallon

Avallon

at 29 km (direction west), in the Yonne department

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

See Avallon guide
Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Castle at 30 km (direction north-north-west), in the Yonne department

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

See Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc guide
Noyers-sur-Serein

Noyers-sur-Serein

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction west-north-west), in the Yonne department

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

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide
Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 40 km (direction north-north-west), in the Yonne department

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

See Chateau de Tanlay guide
Vezelay

Vezelay

Heritage Site at 42 km (direction west), in the Yonne department

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

See Vezelay guide
Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateauneuf-en-Auxois guide
Chatillon-sur-Seine

Chatillon-sur-Seine

at 44 km (direction north-east)

As well as the medieval centre of Chatillon-sur-Seine you can...

See Chatillon-sur-Seine guide

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

Map of places to visit near Genay

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Markets in and near Genay

  • Montbard: market Friday (12km)
  • Venarey-les-Laumes: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Saulieu: market Saturday (27km)
  • Avallon: market Saturday (29km)
  • Ancy-le-Franc: market Thursday (30km)
  • Montsauche-les-Settons: market Thursday all day (40km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Seine: market Saturday (43km)
  • Tonnerre: market Saturday (44km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (45km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (49km)

More information about Genay, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Genay, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Alesia (15km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bussy-Rabutin Chateau (17km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (12km)
  • Basilique de Saint Andoche (Saulieu) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Barthélémy (Cervon) (52km)
  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (6km)
  • Potager du château de Lantilly (6km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (15km)
  • Parc de Saint-Léger (30km)
  • Jardin de la Chaux (37km)
  • Parc et jardin du château de Barbirey sur Ouche (46km)
  • Abbaye de la Bussière (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Siège d'Alésia (15km)
 
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Geography and distances

Genay is in the eastern-center of France at 60 kilometres from Dijon, the department capital (general information: Genay is 207 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Genay

Canton: Semur-en-Auxois

Arrondissement: Montbard

Department: Cote d'Or

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 21140

Distance to Genay

from Dijon (prefecture): 60 km

from Paris: 207 km

from Calais: 420 km

from Nice: 484 km

from Bordeaux: 479 km

from Strasbourg: 282 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 Genay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Athie, Champ-d'Oiseau, Jeux-les-Bard, Lantilly, Millery, Montigny-Montfort, Moutiers-Saint-Jean, Pont-et-Massene, Semur-en-Auxois, Torcy-et-Pouligny, Vic-de-Chassenay, Villaines-les-Prevotes, Villars-et-Villenotte and Viserny.

This page in French: Visiter Genay

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