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Sens tourism and travel guide

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Visit Sens: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide To Visit Attractions

France This Way comment: Sens is an important regional centre dominated by the Cathedral of Saint-Etienne, the first gothic style cathedral built in France

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Sens. For detailed visitor information see the Sens travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Sens include "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Moret-sur-Loing at 40 km and Provins at 40 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Sens, 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 Sens in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Joigny

Joigny

at 26 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Joigny guide
Moret-sur-Loing

Moret-sur-Loing

at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Seine-et-Marne department

Moret-sur-Loing is a pleasant town with a historic centre close to Fontainebleau...

See Moret-sur-Loing guide
Provins

Provins

Heritage Site at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Seine-et-Marne department

The small town of Provins has retained a great deal of its...

See Provins guide
Pontigny

Pontigny

at 46 km (direction south-east)

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

See Pontigny guide
 
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Montargis

Montargis

at 47 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loiret department

With more than 130 bridges across the numerous canals and rivers in...

See Montargis guide
Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau

Castle at 49 km (direction west-north-west), in the Seine-et-Marne department

The extraordinary decoration of the numerous rooms and royal apartments at Fontainebleau,...

See Fontainebleau guide
Auxerre

Auxerre

at 49 km (direction south-east)

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

See Auxerre guide
Chablis

Chablis

at 57 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chablis guide
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Castle at 59 km (direction west-north-west), in the Seine-et-Marne department

The Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte is one of the most important classical style...

See Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sens

 
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Markets in and near Sens

Market days in Sens: weekly market: Wednesday & Monday all day & Friday;

  • Sens: market Wednesday & Monday all day & Friday (0km)
  • Pont-sur-Yonne: market Wednesday & Sunday (11km)
  • Villeneuve-sur-Yonne: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Saint-Valerien: market Saturday (14km)
  • Saint-Julien-du-Sault: market Sunday (19km)
  • Villeneuve-l'Archeveque: market Saturday (21km)
  • Villeneuve-la-Guyard: market Monday (22km)
  • Bray-sur-Seine: market Friday (24km)
  • Courtenay: market Thursday (24km)
  • Joigny: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)

Hotels near Sens

More information about Sens, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Sens, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Chateau de Motte-Tilly (32km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglises de Saint Loup (Saint-Loup-de-Naud) (38km)
  • Collegiale Saint Quiriace (Provins) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (41km)
  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Thorigny (14km)
  • Jardins du manoir du Grand Courtoiseau (37km)
  • Jardin botanique de Marnay-sur-Seine (40km)
  • Domaine national de Fontainebleau (49km)
  • Arboretum national des Barres (56km)
  • Parc du château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (59km)

Towns of Art and history

 
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Geography and distances

Sens is in the eastern-center of France at 49 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Sens is 100 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sens

Canton: Sens

Arrondissement: Sens

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89100

Distance to Sens

from Auxerre (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 100 km

from Calais: 323 km

from Nice: 587 km

from Bordeaux: 476 km

from Strasbourg: 332 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 Sens from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Collemiers, Courtois-sur-Yonne, Gron, Maillot, Malay-le-Grand, Nailly, Paron, Saint-Clement, Saint-Denis, Saint-Martin-du-Tertre, Saligny, Soucy, Subligny and Villenavotte.

This page in French: Visiter Sens

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