Villecien tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villecien in Yonne

Photo is of Joigny at 6 km from Villecien

Visit Villecien: highlights and tourist information

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Villecien is situated in the Yonne 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 Villecien in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Joigny at 6 km and Sens at 27 km.

Villecien, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 6 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Joigny guide


at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

Sens is an important regional centre dominated by the Cathedral of Saint-Etienne, the first...

See Sens guide


at 29 km (direction south-east)

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

See Auxerre guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pontigny guide


at 41 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chablis guide


at 44 km (direction west), in the Loiret department

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

See Montargis guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-west)

At the remarkable site of Guedelon an entire medieval castle is being reconstructed using...

See Guedelon guide


at 51 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Tonnerre guide


at 56 km (direction 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


at 60 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loiret department

With the Loire River and the Canal de Briare crossing in the centre of...

See Briare guide


Most Beautiful Village at 60 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide


Castle at 65 km (direction west-north-west), in the Seine-et-Marne department

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

See Fontainebleau guide

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Map of places to visit near Villecien


Markets in and near Villecien

  • Saint-Julien-du-Sault: market Sunday (4km)
  • Joigny: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Villeneuve-sur-Yonne: market Tuesday & Friday (9km)
  • Migennes: market Thursday (14km)
  • Aillant-sur-Tholon: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Courtenay: market Thursday (20km)
  • Sens: market Wednesday & Monday all day & Friday (22km)
  • Saint-Valerien: market Saturday (26km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (30km)
  • Saint-Florentin: market Monday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Villecien, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (23km)
  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (30km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du manoir du Grand Courtoiseau (27km)
  • Parc du château de Thorigny (32km)
  • Arboretum national des Barres (47km)
  • Potager du jardin du château de La Bussière (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Villecien is in the eastern-center of France at 29 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Villecien is 119 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villecien

Canton: Joigny

Arrondissement: Auxerre

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89300

Distance to Villecien

from Auxerre (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 119 km

from Calais: 344 km

from Nice: 567 km

from Bordeaux: 462 km

from Strasbourg: 333 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 Villecien from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Armeau, Beon, Cezy, Chamvres, Joigny, La Celle-Saint-Cyr, Paroy-sur-Tholon, Saint-Aubin-sur-Yonne, Saint-Julien-du-Sault and Villevallier.

This page in French: Visiter Villecien