Villaines-en-Duesmois tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Fontenay Abbey at 13 km from Villaines-en-Duesmois

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Villaines-en-Duesmois is situated in the Cote d'Or department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Villaines-en-Duesmois in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontenay Abbey at 13 km and Montbard at 15 km.

Villaines-en-Duesmois, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Fontenay Abbey

Fontenay Abbey

Abbey at 13 km (direction west-south-west)

The complex of buildings at the Abbey de Fontenay, and the surrounding gardens and...

See Fontenay Abbey guide


at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montbard guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction south)

The village of Flavigny retains an ancient centre surrounded by fortified walls, and a...

See Flavigny guide


at 22 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chatillon-sur-Seine guide


at 25 km (direction south-west)

One of the prettiest of the Burgundy villages, Semur-en-Auxois has a very lively and...

See Semur-en-Auxois guide
Chateau d\'Ancy-le-Franc

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Castle at 29 km (direction west-north-west), in the Yonne department

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

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Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 38 km (direction west-north-west), in the Yonne department

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

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at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Yonne department

Behind its fortified entrance, the small village of Montreal is a very unspoiled medieval...

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Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west), in the Yonne department

The half-timbered houses and riverside setting make Noyers-sur-Serein one of our favourite small towns...

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at 46 km (direction west-north-west), in the Yonne department

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

See Tonnerre guide
Morvan Regional Park

Morvan Regional Park

Natural Parc at 49 km (direction south-west), in the Nievre department

Morvan Regional Natural Park is a quiet region of unspoiled countryside with small fields,...

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at 49 km (direction south-west)

Saulieu is quite a small town, visited because of the Basilica Saint-Andoche...

See Saulieu guide


at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Yonne department

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

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at 55 km (direction south-east)

There is a remarkable range of interesting historic sites in Dijon, perhaps our favourite...

See Dijon guide

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Markets in and near Villaines-en-Duesmois

  • Montbard: market Friday (15km)
  • Venarey-les-Laumes: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Seine: market Saturday (21km)
  • Ancy-le-Franc: market Thursday (30km)
  • Mussy-sur-Seine: market Thursday (33km)
  • Les Riceys: market Thursday (36km)
  • Essoyes: market Wednesday (42km)
  • Tonnerre: market Saturday (46km)
  • Saulieu: market Saturday (49km)
  • Chaource: market Monday (51km)

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Tourist attractions near Villaines-en-Duesmois, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Alesia (16km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bussy-Rabutin Chateau (13km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (15km)
  • Basilique de Saint Andoche (Saulieu) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Abbaye de Fontenay (11km)
  • Potager du château de Lantilly (18km)
  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (24km)
  • Jardin du prieuré (46km)
  • Parc de Saint-Léger (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Siège d'Alésia (16km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Neuville-sur-Seine (41km)
  • Quetigny (60km)

Geography and distances

Villaines-en-Duesmois is in the eastern-center of France at 55 kilometres from Dijon, the department capital (general information: Villaines-en-Duesmois is 208 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villaines-en-Duesmois

Canton: Baigneux-les-Juifs

Arrondissement: Montbard

Department: Cote d'Or

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 21450

Distance to Villaines-en-Duesmois

from Dijon (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 208 km

from Calais: 412 km

from Nice: 491 km

from Bordeaux: 503 km

from Strasbourg: 260 km

Getting here

Most visitors drive from one of the channel ports such as Calais or Dunkirk, a drive of about 6 hours, or fly into one of the Paris airports and hire a car. For driving distances to Villaines-en-Duesmois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chaume-les-Baigneux, Fontaines-en-Duesmois, Jours-les-Baigneux, Magny-Lambert, Puits, Saint-Marc-sur-Seine and Semond.

This page in French: Visiter Villaines-en-Duesmois