Villon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villon in Yonne

Photo is of Chateau de Tanlay at 10 km from Villon

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Villon 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 Villon in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Tanlay at 10 km and Chateau d\'Ancy-le-Franc at 15 km.

Villon, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau de Tanlay guide
Chateau d\'Ancy-le-Franc

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Castle at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc guide


at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Tonnerre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction south-west)

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

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide


at 29 km (direction east), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Chatillon-sur-Seine guide


at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chablis guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-east), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Montbard guide
Fontenay Abbey

Fontenay Abbey

Abbey at 35 km (direction south-south-east), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Fontenay Abbey guide


at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Pontigny guide


at 42 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Montreal guide


at 44 km (direction north-north-west), in the Aube department

As well as one of the most impressive medieval quarters in France, Troyes also...

See Troyes guide


at 48 km (direction west)

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

See Auxerre guide


at 48 km (direction south-south-east), in the Cote d'Or department

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

See Semur-en-Auxois guide


at 51 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Avallon guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Yonne

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Map of places to visit near Villon


Markets in and near Villon

  • Les Riceys: market Thursday (15km)
  • Ancy-le-Franc: market Thursday (15km)
  • Chaource: market Monday (17km)
  • Tonnerre: market Saturday (17km)
  • Mussy-sur-Seine: market Thursday (24km)
  • Ervy-le-Chatel: market Friday (25km)
  • Bar-sur-Seine: market Friday (26km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Seine: market Saturday (29km)
  • Essoyes: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (31km)

More information about Villon, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Villon, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Alesia (47km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bussy-Rabutin Chateau (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Foret-d'Orient (47km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du prieuré (14km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (34km)
  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (39km)
  • Potager du château de Lantilly (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac d'Orient (42km)
  • Siège d'Alésia (48km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Nigloland (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Neuville-sur-Seine (22km)

Geography and distances

Villon is in the eastern-center of France at 48 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Villon is 172 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villon

Canton: Cruzy-le-Châtel

Arrondissement: Avallon

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89740

Distance to Villon

from Auxerre (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 172 km

from Calais: 378 km

from Nice: 525 km

from Bordeaux: 500 km

from Strasbourg: 274 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 Villon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arthonnay, Baon, Bragelogne-Beauvoir, Channes, Etourvy, Quincerot, Rugny, Thorey, Trichey and Villiers-le-Bois.

This page in French: Visiter Villon