Pontigny tourism and travel guide

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Visit Pontigny: highlights and tourist information

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Pontigny is situated in the Yonne department and Burgundy region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 16 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Pontigny is 146 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Pontigny

The abbey at Pontigny is one of the best known and substantial Cistercian abbeys in France: Pontigny

Popular places to visit nearby include Chablis at 12 km and Auxerre at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pontigny, 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 Pontigny in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Pontigny

Markets in and near Pontigny

  • Saint-Florentin: market Monday (11km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (12km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (16km)
  • Migennes: market Thursday (16km)
  • Tonnerre: market Saturday (20km)
  • Ervy-le-Chatel: market Friday (21km)
  • Joigny: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (27km)
  • Aillant-sur-Tholon: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Saint-Julien-du-Sault: market Sunday (34km)

More information about Pontigny, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Pontigny, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Pontigny.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (0km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (8km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du prieuré (39km)
  • Parc du château de Thorigny (49km)
  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Pontigny

Canton: Ligny-le-Châtel

Arrondissement: Auxerre

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89230

Distance to Pontigny

from Auxerre (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 146 km

from Calais: 364 km

from Nice: 543 km

from Bordeaux: 474 km

from Strasbourg: 308 km

Getting here

Pontigny is in the eastern-center of France. 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 Pontigny from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Hery, Lignorelles, Ligny-le-Chatel, Maligny, Montigny-la-Resle, Rouvray, Varennes, Venouse, Villeneuve-Saint-Salves and Villy.

This page in French: Visiter Pontigny