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Visit Island: highlights and tourist information

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Island is situated in the Yonne department and Burgundy region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 42 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Island is 190 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Avallon at 5 km and Vezelay at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Island, 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 Island in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Island

Markets in and near Island

  • Avallon: market Saturday (6km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (23km)
  • Clamecy: market Saturday (24km)
  • Corbigny: market Friday (27km)
  • Montsauche-les-Settons: market Thursday all day (31km)
  • Saulieu: market Saturday (36km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (39km)
  • Ancy-le-Franc: market Thursday (41km)
  • Montbard: market Friday (41km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (41km)

More information about Island, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Island, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Barthélémy (Cervon) (26km)
  • Basilique de Saint Andoche (Saulieu) (36km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Révérien (Saint-Reverien) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Saint-Léger (31km)
  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (33km)
  • Jardin de la Chaux (39km)
  • Potager du château de Lantilly (41km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Island

Canton: Avallon

Arrondissement: Avallon

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89200

Distance to Island

from Auxerre (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 190 km

from Calais: 413 km

from Nice: 496 km

from Bordeaux: 449 km

from Strasbourg: 316 km

Getting here

Island is in the eastern-center of France. 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 Island from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anneot, Avallon, Domecy-sur-le-Vault, Etaule, Givry, Menades, Pierre-Perthuis, Pontaubert, Tharoiseau and Vault-de-Lugny.

This page in French: Visiter Island

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