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Molay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Molay in Yonne

Photo is of Noyers-sur-Serein at 6 km from Molay

Visit Molay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Noyers-sur-Serein at 6 km and Tonnerre at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Molay, 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 Molay in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide


at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Tonnerre guide


at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chablis guide
Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 17 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau de Tanlay guide
Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Castle at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc guide


at 22 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Montreal guide


at 26 km (direction north-west)

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

See Pontigny guide


at 27 km (direction south)

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

See Avallon guide


at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Auxerre guide


at 32 km (direction east-south-east), in the Cote d'Or department

A typical regional town, we suggest you take a stroll...

See Montbard guide
Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church at 33 km (direction south-west)

The basilica in Vézelay is a monumental example of roman...

See Vézelay basilica guide


Heritage Site at 33 km (direction south-west)

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

See Vezelay guide
Fontenay Abbey

Fontenay Abbey

Abbey at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Cote d'Or department

The complex of buildings at the Abbey de Fontenay, and...

See Fontenay Abbey guide


at 40 km (direction east-south-east), in the Cote d'Or department

One of the prettiest of the Burgundy villages, Semur-en-Auxois has a very...

See Semur-en-Auxois guide

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

Map of places to visit near Molay


Markets in and near Molay

  • Tonnerre: market Saturday (14km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (14km)
  • Ancy-le-Franc: market Thursday (17km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (17km)
  • Avallon: market Saturday (27km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (28km)
  • Montbard: market Friday (32km)
  • Saint-Florentin: market Monday (34km)
  • Ervy-le-Chatel: market Friday (34km)
  • Chaource: market Monday (39km)

More information about Molay, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Molay, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Alesia (47km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bussy-Rabutin Chateau (48km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (32km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (30km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (35km)
  • Jardin du prieuré (38km)
  • Potager du château de Lantilly (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Siège d'Alésia (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Neuville-sur-Seine (49km)

Geography and distances

Molay is in the eastern-center of France at 29 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Molay is 171 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Molay

Canton: Noyers

Arrondissement: Avallon

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89310

Distance to Molay

from Auxerre (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 171 km

from Calais: 388 km

from Nice: 517 km

from Bordeaux: 473 km

from Strasbourg: 298 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 Molay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigremont, Annay-sur-Serein, Chemilly-sur-Serein, Fresnes, Noyers-sur-Serein, Poilly-sur-Serein and Sainte-Vertu.

This page in French: Visiter Molay

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