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Merry-la-Vallee tourism and travel guide

Photo of Merry-la-Vallee in Yonne

Photo is of Auxerre at 18 km from Merry-la-Vallee

Visit Merry-la-Vallee: highlights and tourist information

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Merry-la-Vallee is situated in the Yonne department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Auxerre at 18 km and Joigny at 21 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Merry-la-Vallee, 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 Merry-la-Vallee in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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



at 18 km (direction east)

With its cathedral and churches, and extensive historic centre...

See Auxerre guide


at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Joigny guide


at 27 km (direction south-west)

At the remarkable site of Guedelon an entire medieval...

See Guedelon guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Pontigny guide


at 35 km (direction east)

Best known for the very famous wines of the same...

See Chablis guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-east), in the Nievre department

The Collegiale Saint-Martin is the principal monument here in the historic...

See Clamecy guide


at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loiret department

With the Loire River and the Canal de Briare crossing in...

See Briare guide


Heritage Site at 48 km (direction south-east)

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

See Vezelay guide
Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church at 48 km (direction south-east)

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

See Vézelay basilica guide


at 48 km (direction east)

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

See Tonnerre guide


at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Loiret department

With more than 130 bridges across the numerous canals and...

See Montargis guide


at 50 km (direction west-north-west)

Sens is an important regional centre dominated by the Cathedral...

See Sens guide


Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction east)

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

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide


at 55 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Avallon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Merry-la-Vallee


Markets in and near Merry-la-Vallee

  • Toucy: market Saturday (8km)
  • Aillant-sur-Tholon: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (18km)
  • Joigny: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Migennes: market Thursday (23km)
  • Saint-Fargeau: market Friday (26km)
  • Saint-Julien-du-Sault: market Sunday (26km)
  • Bleneau: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Villeneuve-sur-Yonne: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)

More information about Merry-la-Vallee, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Merry-la-Vallee, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (23km)
  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (31km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du manoir du Grand Courtoiseau (31km)
  • Arboretum national des Barres (43km)
  • Potager du jardin du château de La Bussière (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Merry-la-Vallee is in the eastern-center of France at 18 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Merry-la-Vallee is 138 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Merry-la-Vallee

Canton: Aillant-sur-Tholon

Arrondissement: Auxerre

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89110

Distance to Merry-la-Vallee

from Auxerre (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 138 km

from Calais: 366 km

from Nice: 548 km

from Bordeaux: 445 km

from Strasbourg: 339 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 Merry-la-Vallee from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beauvoir, Chassy, Egleny, Les Ormes, Parly, Pourrain, Saint-Martin-sur-Ocre and Saint-Maurice-le-Vieil.

This page in French: Visiter Merry-la-Vallee

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