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Ligny-le-Chatel tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ligny-le-Chatel in Yonne

Photo is of Pontigny at 4 km from Ligny-le-Chatel

Visit Ligny-le-Chatel: highlights and tourist information

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Ligny-le-Chatel is situated in the Yonne department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pontigny at 4 km and Chablis at 10 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Ligny-le-Chatel, 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 Ligny-le-Chatel in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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



at 4 km (direction west)

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

See Pontigny guide


at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chablis guide


at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Tonnerre guide


at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Auxerre guide
Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de Tanlay guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

In the centre of the the traditional local town of Joigny you...

See Joigny guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction south-east)

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

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

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Castle at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc guide


at 45 km (direction south-east)

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

See Montreal guide


at 47 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Avallon guide
Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church at 48 km (direction south)

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

See Vézelay basilica guide


Heritage Site at 48 km (direction south)

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

See Vezelay guide


at 50 km (direction north-east), in the Aube department

As well as one of the most impressive medieval quarters in France,...

See Troyes guide


at 52 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

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

Map of places to visit near Ligny-le-Chatel


Markets in and near Ligny-le-Chatel

  • Chablis: market Sunday (10km)
  • Saint-Florentin: market Monday (12km)
  • Tonnerre: market Saturday (17km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (18km)
  • Ervy-le-Chatel: market Friday (19km)
  • Migennes: market Thursday (20km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (26km)
  • Joigny: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Aillant-sur-Tholon: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Ancy-le-Franc: market Thursday (33km)

Hotels near Ligny-le-Chatel

More information about Ligny-le-Chatel, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Ligny-le-Chatel, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (3km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (12km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du prieuré (36km)
  • Parc du château de Thorigny (51km)
  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac d'Orient (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Ligny-le-Chatel is in the eastern-center of France at 18 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Ligny-le-Chatel is 149 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ligny-le-Chatel

Canton: Ligny-le-Châtel

Arrondissement: Auxerre

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89144

Distance to Ligny-le-Chatel

from Auxerre (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 149 km

from Calais: 366 km

from Nice: 540 km

from Bordeaux: 476 km

from Strasbourg: 305 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 Ligny-le-Chatel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fontenay-Pres-Chablis, Lignorelles, Maligny, Mere, Montigny-la-Resle, Pontigny, Varennes, Venouse, Villiers-Vineux and Villy.

This page in French: Visiter Ligny-le-Chatel

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