Villeneuve-les-Genets tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villeneuve-les-Genets in Yonne

Photo is of Guedelon at 18 km from Villeneuve-les-Genets

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Villeneuve-les-Genets 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 Villeneuve-les-Genets in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Guedelon at 18 km and Briare at 28 km.

Villeneuve-les-Genets, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Guedelon guide


at 28 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


at 35 km (direction west), in the Loiret department

To the east of the main Loire Valley, the view across the bridge to...

See Gien guide


at 36 km (direction north-east)

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

See Joigny guide


at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Auxerre guide


at 39 km (direction north-west), in the Loiret department

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

See Montargis guide


at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Nievre department

The Collegiale Saint-Martin is the principal monument here in the historic centre of Clamecy...

See Clamecy guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-west), in the Cher department

The pretty village of Sancerre is best known for the famous wines of the...

See Sancerre guide


at 50 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Pontigny guide


at 56 km (direction west-north-west), in the Loiret department

Bellegarde is a small traditional town with an atractive moated castle in the centre...

See Bellegarde guide


at 56 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cher department

It is the multi-turreted castle and the Scottish connection that explain the popularity of...

See Aubigny-sur-Nere guide


Heritage Site at 58 km (direction east-south-east)

Even if it didn't have one of the most famous abbeys in France, Vezelay...

See Vezelay guide
Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church at 58 km (direction east-south-east)

The basilica in Vézelay is a monumental example of roman style architecture, with 12th...

See Vézelay basilica guide

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Markets in and near Villeneuve-les-Genets

  • Saint-Fargeau: market Friday (11km)
  • Bleneau: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Toucy: market Saturday (15km)
  • Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Chatillon-Coligny: market Friday (21km)
  • Aillant-sur-Tholon: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Briare: market Friday (29km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Loire: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Loire: market Thursday (30km)
  • Courtenay: market Thursday (34km)

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Tourist attractions near Villeneuve-les-Genets, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame-du-Pré (Donzy) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du manoir du Grand Courtoiseau (24km)
  • Potager du jardin du château de La Bussière (26km)
  • Arboretum national des Barres (27km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Villeneuve-les-Genets is in the eastern-center of France at 36 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Villeneuve-les-Genets is 136 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villeneuve-les-Genets

Canton: Bléneau

Arrondissement: Auxerre

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89350

Distance to Villeneuve-les-Genets

from Auxerre (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 136 km

from Calais: 368 km

from Nice: 553 km

from Bordeaux: 428 km

from Strasbourg: 358 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 Villeneuve-les-Genets from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champignelles, Mezilles and Tannerre-en-Puisaye.

This page in French: Visiter Villeneuve-les-Genets