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Tonnerre tourism and travel guide

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Visit Tonnerre: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: There are two impressive sites to see in Tonnerre: the medieval hospital complex, and the water source called the Fosse Dionne

Tonnerre 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 Tonnerre. For detailed visitor information see the Tonnerre travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chablis at 14 km and Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Tonnerre, 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 Tonnerre in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 8 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de Tanlay guide
Chablis

Chablis

at 14 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chablis guide
Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Castle at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc guide
Noyers-sur-Serein

Noyers-sur-Serein

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction south)

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

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide
 
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Pontigny

Pontigny

at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Pontigny guide
Auxerre

Auxerre

at 31 km (direction west)

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

See Auxerre guide
Montreal

Montreal

at 35 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Montreal guide
Montbard

Montbard

at 37 km (direction east-south-east), in the Cote d'Or department

A typical regional town, we suggest you take a stroll around...

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
Avallon

Avallon

at 41 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Avallon guide
Chatillon-sur-Seine

Chatillon-sur-Seine

at 45 km (direction east), in the Cote d'Or department

As well as the medieval centre of Chatillon-sur-Seine you can also see...

See Chatillon-sur-Seine guide
Joigny

Joigny

at 45 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Joigny guide
Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church at 46 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Vézelay basilica guide
Vezelay

Vezelay

Heritage Site at 46 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Vezelay guide

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

Map of places to visit near Tonnerre

 
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Markets in and near Tonnerre

Market days in Tonnerre: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Tonnerre: market Saturday (0km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (14km)
  • Ancy-le-Franc: market Thursday (16km)
  • Ervy-le-Chatel: market Friday (21km)
  • Saint-Florentin: market Monday (24km)
  • Chaource: market Monday (26km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (28km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (31km)
  • Les Riceys: market Thursday (32km)
  • Migennes: market Thursday (37km)

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Tourist attractions near Tonnerre, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Alesia (52km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bussy-Rabutin Chateau (53km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (28km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du prieuré (26km)
  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (38km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (39km)
  • Potager du château de Lantilly (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Siège d'Alésia (53km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Neuville-sur-Seine (39km)
 
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Geography and distances

Tonnerre is in the eastern-center of France at 31 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Tonnerre is 164 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Tonnerre

Canton: Tonnerre

Arrondissement: Avallon

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89700

Distance to Tonnerre

from Auxerre (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 164 km

from Calais: 377 km

from Nice: 528 km

from Bordeaux: 484 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 Tonnerre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cheney, Dannemoine, Epineuil, Junay, Molosmes, Serrigny, Tissey, Vezinnes and Viviers.

This page in French: Visiter Tonnerre

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