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Molesmes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Clamecy at 18 km from Molesmes

Visit Molesmes: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Clamecy at 18 km and Auxerre at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Molesmes, 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 Molesmes in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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



at 18 km (direction south-south-east), in the Nievre department

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

See Clamecy guide


at 22 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Auxerre guide


at 24 km (direction west)

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

See Guedelon guide


Heritage Site at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vezelay guide


at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chablis guide


at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Avallon guide


at 37 km (direction north-east)

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

See Pontigny guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction east)

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

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide


at 41 km (direction east)

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

See Joigny guide


at 43 km (direction south-south-east), in the Nievre department

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

See Corbigny guide


at 43 km (direction east)

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

See Montreal guide


at 46 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Tonnerre guide
Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 53 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Tanlay guide


at 57 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cher department

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

See Sancerre guide

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

Map of places to visit near Molesmes


Markets in and near Molesmes

  • Clamecy: market Saturday (18km)
  • Toucy: market Saturday (19km)
  • Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (21km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (21km)
  • Saint-Fargeau: market Friday (30km)
  • Aillant-sur-Tholon: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (33km)
  • Avallon: market Saturday (36km)
  • Migennes: market Thursday (39km)

More information about Molesmes, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Molesmes, France

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

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) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame-du-Pré (Donzy) (38km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Révérien (Saint-Reverien) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Barthélémy (Cervon) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du manoir du Grand Courtoiseau (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)


Geography and distances

Molesmes is in the eastern-center of France at 22 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Molesmes is 161 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Molesmes

Canton: Courson-les-Carrières

Arrondissement: Auxerre

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89560

Distance to Molesmes

from Auxerre (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 161 km

from Calais: 389 km

from Nice: 526 km

from Bordeaux: 438 km

from Strasbourg: 336 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 Molesmes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Charentenay, Courson-les-Carrieres, Fontenailles, Merry-Sec, Mouffy, Ouanne and Taingy.

This page in French: Visiter Molesmes

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