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Châtel-Censoir

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Yonne

Châtel-Censoir - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Yonne
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Crossed by the Yonne and the Canal du Nivernais, Châtel-Censoir is a small village of nearly 700 souls. The village derives its name from the bishop of Saint-Censure, the bishop of Auxerre. A castle was built on the hill overlooking the town. Châtel-Censoir was born. The Middle Ages is a hectic period where the castles are destroyed and then rebuilt next door. The village will prosper through the trade of driftwood, agriculture and cattle breeding. Surrounded by lush nature, the town is a privileged holiday resort for its calm and its soothing landscapes. Water plays an important role here. Small by size, but great by the richness of its heritage, Châtel-Censoir will seduce you.

Geographical information

MunicipalityChâtel-Censoir
Postcode89660
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Latitude47.5312070 (N 47° 31’ 52”)
Longitude3.6346530 (E 3° 38’ 5”)
AltitudeFrom 127m to 283m
Surface area24.62 km²
Population659 inhabitants
Density26 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAuxerre (38 km, 44 min)
Insee code89091
IntercommunalityCC Avallon, Vézelay, Morvan
DepartmentYonne
TerritoryBurgundy
RegionBurgundy-Franche-Comté

Nearest cities & towns

Lucy-sur-Yonne6 km (10 min)
Merry-sur-Yonne6.2 km (7 min)
Lichères-sur-Yonne6.8 km (12 min)
Asnières-sous-Bois7.1 km (10 min)
Brosses8.4 km (13 min)
Crain8.7 km (13 min)
Montillot9 km (14 min)
Coulanges-sur-Yonne9.8 km (14 min)
Mailly-le-Château10.5 km (15 min)
Mailly-la-Ville10.8 km (11 min)
Chamoux11.1 km (13 min)
Pousseaux11.9 km (17 min)
Surgy12.9 km (20 min)
Festigny13.1 km (18 min)
Sery13.3 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

It is therefore the nature sports that are in the honor on the commune. Located on the Canal du Nivernais, the port allows to discover the landscape otherwise. At the nautical stop you can rent a boat to go for a walk on the quiet waves. There, you will cross the locks, these nautical lifts which are still maneuvered by hand. The place, crossed by many streams, is the perfect place for a fishing party. So do not forget your fishing rod in your suitcase or provide you with the necessary fishing license. You will be able to take place on the quiet bank and throw your line in the fishy waters. The shady banks of the Yonne also lend themselves to a picnic or a well-deserved nap. If the water is full of fish, the undergrowth contains game. Again, you will need a hunting permit.

For nature lovers, this is the perfect place. Put on your shoes and go hiking on the marked trails to discover a fauna and an exceptional flora. The place, preserved of the man, has kept its wild character and you will feel in full communion with a nature having kept its naturalness. At the end of the road, a magnificent panorama opens on the valley of the Yonne. It is the ideal place to recharge your batteries and completely disconnect from the hectic pace of the city.

The heritage is rich and varied. You will discover the Saint-Potentien church and its 11th-century crypt surmounted by a Romanesque choir, its Renaissance nave of the 15th and 17th centuries, and its sacristy of the 18th century. The building is of course classified as Historic Monuments. You can also see the residence of the governors called the upper castle dating from the sixteenth century. You can also visit the birthplace of Edmee Champion, a jeweler who was also a benefactor of the poor of Paris. Classified as Historical Monuments, the house of Vaulabelle, built in 1742, is worth the detour as well as the house Gandouard dating from the Directory.

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Events and festivities

Every Thursday on the square stands the market. You will have the opportunity to discover the local products and producers. Your basket will soon fill with delicious dishes all grown or bred in the soil. Cheese, vegetables, meat and fish will dispute your favors on the stalls.

The communal and patronal festival of the Saint-Potentien is held the third weekend of October. The festive atmosphere wins the whole village and for the occasion, the rides of the fair carnival stop in the municipality. You can enjoy a lot of animation during the day and in the evening in the conviviality and the good humor.

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Village of Châtel-Censoir
Village of Châtel-Censoir
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Village of Châtel-Censoir
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Village of Châtel-Censoir
Village of Châtel-Censoir
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Village of Châtel-Censoir
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City of Châtel-Censoir
City of Châtel-Censoir
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Village of Châtel-Censoir
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Village of Châtel-Censoir
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Village of Châtel-Censoir
Village of Châtel-Censoir
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Church tower of Châtel-Censoir
Church tower of Châtel-Censoir
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Village of Châtel-Censoir
Village of Châtel-Censoir
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Chemin de Châtel-Censoir
Chemin de Châtel-Censoir
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Saint-Potentien Holiday Rentals
Saint-Potentien Holiday Rentals
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Weather

Tuesday 23 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 25°C
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Wednesday 24 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 23°C
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Thursday 25 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 25°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Shopping at the Biscuiterie de Bourgogne
Local flavoursFreeJoux-la-Ville (19.1 km)
Taste the wines of Yonne and France
Local flavours6 € Avallon (22 km)
Visit the Gueguen Estate
Local flavoursFreePréhy (27 km)
Yonne scenic train
Entertainment3 € to 6 € Massangis (27 km)
Estate tour and Themed Tasting
Local flavours7 € to 40 € Chablis (34 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Circuit of the Three Valleys
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate4h00Varzy (27 km)
Chablais Path
HikeEasy2h00Courgis (29 km)
Cultural tour around Entrains-sur-Nohain
Car itineraryEasy6h00Entrains-sur-Nohain (29 km)
Municipality of Lindry
HikeEasy2h30Lindry (34 km)
Champlemy - Nolay
HikeIntermediate6h00Champlemy (35 km)

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