Poilly-sur-Serein tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chablis at 9 km from Poilly-sur-Serein

Visit Poilly-sur-Serein: highlights and tourist information

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Poilly-sur-Serein 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 Poilly-sur-Serein in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chablis at 9 km and Noyers-sur-Serein at 11 km.

Poilly-sur-Serein, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chablis guide


Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide


at 12 km (direction 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 17 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Castle at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc guide


at 21 km (direction north-west)

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

See Pontigny guide


at 24 km (direction west)

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

See Auxerre guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Montreal guide


at 31 km (direction south)

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

See Avallon guide
Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church at 35 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Vézelay basilica guide


Heritage Site at 35 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Vezelay guide


at 37 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
Fontenay Abbey

Fontenay Abbey

Abbey at 39 km (direction east-south-east), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Fontenay Abbey guide


at 44 km (direction south-west), in the Nievre department

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

See Clamecy guide

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Map of places to visit near Poilly-sur-Serein


Markets in and near Poilly-sur-Serein

  • Chablis: market Sunday (9km)
  • Tonnerre: market Saturday (12km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (16km)
  • Ancy-le-Franc: market Thursday (20km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (24km)
  • Saint-Florentin: market Monday (29km)
  • Ervy-le-Chatel: market Friday (30km)
  • Avallon: market Saturday (30km)
  • Migennes: market Thursday (36km)
  • Montbard: market Friday (37km)

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Tourist attractions near Poilly-sur-Serein, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Alesia (52km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (26km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (35km)
  • Jardin du prieuré (38km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (40km)
  • Potager du château de Lantilly (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Neuville-sur-Seine (50km)

Geography and distances

Poilly-sur-Serein is in the eastern-center of France at 24 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Poilly-sur-Serein is 166 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Poilly-sur-Serein

Canton: Noyers

Arrondissement: Avallon

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89310

Distance to Poilly-sur-Serein

from Auxerre (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 166 km

from Calais: 384 km

from Nice: 522 km

from Bordeaux: 473 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 Poilly-sur-Serein from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigremont, Annay-sur-Serein, Beru, Chemilly-sur-Serein, Chichee, Fleys, Licheres-Pres-Aigremont, Molay, Sainte-Vertu, Viviers and Yrouerre.

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