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Villefranche tourism and travel guide

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Visit Villefranche: highlights and tourist information

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Villefranche is situated in the Yonne department and Burgundy region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 36 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Villefranche is 117 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Joigny at 21 km and Montargis at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Villefranche, 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 Villefranche 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 Villefranche

Markets in and near Villefranche

  • Courtenay: market Thursday (12km)
  • Saint-Julien-du-Sault: market Sunday (16km)
  • Aillant-sur-Tholon: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Villeneuve-sur-Yonne: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Joigny: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Chatillon-Coligny: market Friday (25km)
  • Toucy: market Saturday (26km)
  • Saint-Valerien: market Saturday (27km)
  • Migennes: market Thursday (28km)
  • Chalette-sur-Loing: market Friday (30km)

More information about Villefranche, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Villefranche, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (35km)
  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du manoir du Grand Courtoiseau (11km)
  • Arboretum national des Barres (30km)
  • Potager du jardin du château de La Bussière (33km)
  • Parc du château de Thorigny (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Villefranche

Canton: Charny

Arrondissement: Auxerre

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89120

Distance to Villefranche

from Auxerre (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 117 km

from Calais: 347 km

from Nice: 570 km

from Bordeaux: 447 km

from Strasbourg: 349 km

Getting here

Villefranche 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 Villefranche from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Charny, Chene-Arnoult, Chevillon, Cudot, Dicy, Douchy, Montcorbon and Prunoy.

This page in French: Visiter Villefranche

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