Chatillon-sur-Seine travel guide

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The attractive town of Chatillon-sur-Seine is in a picturesque setting on the upper reaches of the Seine river, in the Cote d'Or department of north-eastern Burgundy.

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The centre of Chatillon-sur-Seine contains various medieval houses and some other notable monuments, and it is pleasant strolling along the riverside here.

The 17th century Hotel du Congres, the Church of Saint-Nicolas with its noteworthy stained glass windows and the Convent of the Cordeliers are among the buildings to admire here, as well as the Hotel Philandrier, an imposing renaissance style house with a large round tower..

The source of the River Douix is in a picturesque setting at the bottom of a cliff in Chatillon (on Rue de la Douix to the east of the town centre), and you can see a ruined 12th century castle and the roman style Church of Saint Vorles, which contains a 16th century 'mise au tombeau' (statues representing christ being placed in his tomb), above the town.

From the path next to the church you have views across the rooftops of Chatillon-sur-Seine.

The weekly market in Chatillon-sur-Seine is held each saturday morning in the covered market.


Treasury of Vix

Chatillon-sur-Seine has a fascinating attraction for which it is better known - the Treasure of Vix.

Discovered near to Chatillon-sur-Seine, the burial site of a princess dating from 2600 years ago was found to contain numerous magnificent treasures that are now on display in the town, along with parts of the chariot in which the Princess was buried.

The treasure of Vix was an incredible find in this quiet location near Chatillon-sur-Seine - discovered by an archaeologist in 1953 when he noticed a slight hump in the ground and proceeded to start excavations - and it is not really explained how it came to be there.

The treasures are now on display in a museum in the town in the cistercian Abbey of Notre-Dame, and include such marvels as the tiara that the princess was wearing, an enormous bronze vase (about 1.5 metres high), and numerous other rare and exciting treasures, along with more mundane everyday pottery items.

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The surrounding countryside is very peaceful, and the vineyards of both the Champagne and Burgundy regions are close by, as well as one of the largest forests in France, which offers numerous opportunities for walking and cycling.

The town is not far from the source of the Seine, which can be visited 40 kilometres south from Chatillon-sur-Seine.

The abbey at Fontenay, about 30 kilometres south of Chatillon-sur-Seine, is among our favourite abbeys in France and a visit is recommended.

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Fontenay Abbey

Fontenay Abbey

The complex of buildings at the Abbey de Fontenay, and the surrounding gardens and woodlands, make this one of our favourite French abbeys

Fontenay Abbey guide
Chateau d\'Ancy-le-Franc

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

The 15th century castle at Ancy-le-Franc was one of the very first renaissance style castles to be built in France

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc guide


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

Montbard guide
Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

The frescoes and interior decoration are among the highlights of a visit to the moated Tanlay castle

Chateau de Tanlay guide


The village of Flavigny retains an ancient centre surrounded by fortified walls, and a very authentic historic atmoshere

Flavigny guide


There are two impressive sites to see in Tonnerre: the medieval hospital complex, and the water source called the Fosse Dionne

Tonnerre guide

Tourist classifications for Chatillon-sur-Seine

Chatillon-sur-Seine is classified as a recommended detour town (plus beau detour)

Address: Châtillon-sur-Seine, Montbard, Burgundy, 21400, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 47.87, longitude 4.5727

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Neuville-sur-Seine: ville fleurie 4* (22 km)
  • Fontenay Abbey: heritage site (29 km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay: remarkable garden (29 km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard): religious monument (32 km)
  • Jardin du prieuré: remarkable garden (33 km)
  • Bussy-Rabutin Chateau: national monument (35 km)
  • Siège d'Alésia: site of natural beauty (37 km)
  • Alesia: grand site of france (37 km)
  • Potager du château de Lantilly: remarkable garden (39 km)
  • Flavigny: most beautiful village (40 km)
  • Jardin du moulin de Athie: remarkable garden (41 km)
  • Nigloland: theme park (44 km)

Market days in Chatillon-sur-Seine, France

Regular market(s) are held in Chatillon-sur-Seine each Saturday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)

The French version of this page is at Chatillon-sur-Seine (Francais)