Villiers-sur-Tholon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villiers-sur-Tholon in Yonne

Photo is of Joigny at 11 km from Villiers-sur-Tholon

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Villiers-sur-Tholon 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 Villiers-sur-Tholon in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Joigny at 11 km and Auxerre at 20 km.

Villiers-sur-Tholon, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 11 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Joigny guide


at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Auxerre guide


at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Pontigny guide


at 35 km (direction east)

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

See Chablis guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Guedelon guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Sens guide


at 47 km (direction west-north-west), in the Loiret department

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

See Montargis guide


at 48 km (direction east)

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

See Tonnerre guide


at 50 km (direction south-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 53 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 53 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
Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church at 56 km (direction south-east)

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

See Vézelay basilica guide


Heritage Site at 56 km (direction south-east)

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

See Vezelay guide


at 62 km (direction south-east)

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

See Avallon guide

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Markets in and near Villiers-sur-Tholon

  • Aillant-sur-Tholon: market Tuesday (2km)
  • Joigny: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Migennes: market Thursday (15km)
  • Saint-Julien-du-Sault: market Sunday (16km)
  • Toucy: market Saturday (18km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (20km)
  • Villeneuve-sur-Yonne: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Courtenay: market Thursday (27km)
  • Saint-Florentin: market Monday (32km)
  • Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye: market Wednesday (32km)

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Tourist attractions near Villiers-sur-Tholon, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (20km)
  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (28km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du manoir du Grand Courtoiseau (27km)
  • Arboretum national des Barres (44km)
  • Parc du château de Thorigny (45km)
  • Potager du jardin du château de La Bussière (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Villiers-sur-Tholon is in the eastern-center of France at 20 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Villiers-sur-Tholon is 130 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villiers-sur-Tholon

Canton: Aillant-sur-Tholon

Arrondissement: Auxerre

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89110

Distance to Villiers-sur-Tholon

from Auxerre (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 130 km

from Calais: 357 km

from Nice: 556 km

from Bordeaux: 453 km

from Strasbourg: 336 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 Villiers-sur-Tholon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aillant-sur-Tholon, Champvallon, Chassy, Laduz, Les Ormes, Poilly-sur-Tholon, Senan and Volgre.

This page in French: Visiter Villiers-sur-Tholon