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Photo is of Pontigny at 8 km from Mere

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Mere 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 Mere in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pontigny at 8 km and Chablis at 10 km.

Mere, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction west)

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

See Pontigny guide


at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chablis guide


at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Tonnerre guide
Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de Tanlay guide
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at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Auxerre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 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 29 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 33 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Joigny guide


at 43 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Montreal guide


at 46 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Avallon guide


at 48 km (direction north-north-east), in the Aube department

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

See Troyes guide
Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church at 49 km (direction south)

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

See Vézelay basilica guide


Heritage Site at 49 km (direction south)

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

See Vezelay guide


at 49 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

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Markets in and near Mere

  • Chablis: market Sunday (10km)
  • Tonnerre: market Saturday (12km)
  • Saint-Florentin: market Monday (13km)
  • Ervy-le-Chatel: market Friday (16km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (22km)
  • Migennes: market Thursday (24km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (27km)
  • Ancy-le-Franc: market Thursday (28km)
  • Chaource: market Monday (29km)
  • Joigny: market Wednesday & Saturday (33km)

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Tourist attractions near Mere, France

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

Heritage sites

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) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (17km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du prieuré (32km)
  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (49km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (51km)
  • Parc du château de Thorigny (54km)
  • Potager du château de Lantilly (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac d'Orient (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Neuville-sur-Seine (47km)
  • Sens (52km)

Geography and distances

Mere is in the eastern-center of France at 22 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Mere is 152 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mere

Canton: Ligny-le-Châtel

Arrondissement: Auxerre

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89144

Distance to Mere

from Auxerre (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 152 km

from Calais: 368 km

from Nice: 538 km

from Bordeaux: 479 km

from Strasbourg: 300 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 Mere from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bernouil, Carisey, Dye, Flogny-la-Chapelle, Fontenay-Pres-Chablis, Ligny-le-Chatel, Maligny, Tissey, Varennes, Vezannes, Villiers-Vineux and Villy.

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