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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

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.

Tonnerre is situated in the Yonne department and Burgundy region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 31 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Tonnerre is 164 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


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

Map of places to visit near Tonnerre


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)

Geography and distances

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

Tonnerre 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 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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