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Merry-Sec tourism and travel guide

Photo of Merry-Sec in Yonne

Photo is of Auxerre at 17 km from Merry-Sec

Visit Merry-Sec: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Auxerre at 17 km and Clamecy at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Merry-Sec, 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-Sec in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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



at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Auxerre guide


at 22 km (direction south), in the Nievre department

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

See Clamecy guide


at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

At the remarkable site of Guedelon an entire medieval castle is being...

See Guedelon guide


Heritage Site at 29 km (direction south-east)

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

See Vezelay guide


at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chablis guide


at 33 km (direction north-east)

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

See Pontigny guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Avallon guide


at 37 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Joigny guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction east)

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

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide


at 43 km (direction east-north-east)

There are two impressive sites to see in Tonnerre:...

See Tonnerre guide


at 43 km (direction east)

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

See Montreal guide


at 47 km (direction south-south-east), in the Nievre department

Corbigny, on the edge of the Morvan Regional Parc, includes an...

See Corbigny guide
Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 50 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Tanlay guide


at 60 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cher department

The pretty village of Sancerre is best known for the...

See Sancerre guide

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

Map of places to visit near Merry-Sec


Markets in and near Merry-Sec

  • Toucy: market Saturday (17km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (17km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (19km)
  • Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Clamecy: market Saturday (22km)
  • Aillant-sur-Tholon: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (30km)
  • Saint-Fargeau: market Friday (31km)
  • Migennes: market Thursday (34km)
  • Joigny: market Wednesday & Saturday (37km)

More information about Merry-Sec, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Merry-Sec, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (29km)
  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame-du-Pré (Donzy) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du manoir du Grand Courtoiseau (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)


Geography and distances

Merry-Sec is in the eastern-center of France at 17 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Merry-Sec is 158 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Merry-Sec

Canton: Courson-les-Carrières

Arrondissement: Auxerre

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89560

Distance to Merry-Sec

from Auxerre (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 158 km

from Calais: 385 km

from Nice: 529 km

from Bordeaux: 442 km

from Strasbourg: 333 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-Sec from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Charentenay, Coulangeron, Courson-les-Carrieres, Fontenailles, Mige, Molesmes, Mouffy, Ouanne and Taingy.

This page in French: Visiter Merry-Sec

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