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The town of Corbigny is in the Nièvre department of Burgundy, to the south-east of Clamecy. A quiet town, it merits an amble if you are exploring this quiet part of Burgundy.

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France This Way review: it is true that a visit to Corbigny will not detain you very long, but deserves a visit if you are in the region exploring the Morvan area.

The 'highlight' of the town is Corbigny Abbey, an 18th century abbey that plays host to a music festival during the summer. Work started on the abbey in 1754 but was stopped by the revolution - since then it has had a wide number of uses from school to local cultural centre.

Old stone houses in Corbigny

There is also a church in the town dating from the 16th century - the Church of Saint-Seine - built in the style known as 'flamboyant gothic' (although the church is less exciting in appearance than the name might suggest!), which contains several notable artefacts such as painted wooden statue of Saints Augustin and Seine and two baptismal fonts.

There are also a sprinkling of attractive older houses to discover in Corbigny, and after exploring the town centre you can take a promenade along the banks of the river Anguison.

Above the town you can see the 'Tuilerie de la Chapelle de Sarre' - an 18th century centre for tile production, which includes a drying room with impressive carpentry work in the roof.

You might also see the 1930's monument to those who died in an air crash at Corbigny, an imposing structure of four square columns that stretches 20 metres towards the sky.

Corbigny town centre

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Corbigny styles itself as gateway to the Morvan Regional Parc, an unspoiled region of rolling countryside and small villages.

Corbigny castles: there are several interesting castle tucked away in the countryside around Corbigny, including the Chateau de Chitry, the Chateau de Lantilly and the Chateau de Villemolin.

You can find more travel ideas in the Nievre guide and the Burgundy guide.

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Address: Corbigny, Clamecy, Burgundy, 58800, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 47.2575, longitude 3.68417

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Market days in Corbigny, France

Regular market(s) are held in Corbigny each Friday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)

The French version of this page is at Corbigny (Francais)