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Sambourg tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sambourg in Yonne

Photo is of Noyers-sur-Serein at 8 km from Sambourg

Visit Sambourg: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Noyers-sur-Serein at 8 km and Chateau de Tanlay at 10 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Sambourg, 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 Sambourg in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide
Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 10 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau de Tanlay guide


at 11 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Tonnerre guide
Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Castle at 11 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 18 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chablis guide


at 25 km (direction south)

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

See Montreal guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Pontigny guide


at 29 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 31 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 32 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Avallon guide


at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Auxerre guide


at 39 km (direction 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
Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church at 39 km (direction south-west)

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

See Vézelay basilica guide


Heritage Site at 39 km (direction south-west)

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

See Vezelay guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sambourg


Markets in and near Sambourg

  • Ancy-le-Franc: market Thursday (10km)
  • Tonnerre: market Saturday (11km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (17km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (24km)
  • Montbard: market Friday (28km)
  • Ervy-le-Chatel: market Friday (31km)
  • Avallon: market Saturday (32km)
  • Chaource: market Monday (34km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (34km)
  • Saint-Florentin: market Monday (34km)

More information about Sambourg, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Sambourg, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Alesia (43km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bussy-Rabutin Chateau (44km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (28km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (28km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (31km)
  • Jardin du prieuré (33km)
  • Potager du château de Lantilly (36km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Siège d'Alésia (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Neuville-sur-Seine (42km)

Geography and distances

Sambourg is in the eastern-center of France at 34 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Sambourg is 173 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sambourg

Canton: Ancy-le-Franc

Arrondissement: Avallon

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89160

Distance to Sambourg

from Auxerre (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 173 km

from Calais: 387 km

from Nice: 517 km

from Bordeaux: 480 km

from Strasbourg: 291 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 Sambourg from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Annay-sur-Serein, Fresnes, Lezinnes, Moulins-en-Tonnerrois, Pacy-sur-Armancon, Vireaux and Yrouerre.

This page in French: Visiter Sambourg

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