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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Yonne

Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Yonne

No mention is made of Saint-Sauveur before the fourth century. It was under Bishop Aunaire in 580 that you cite "Cella Sancti Salvi." The village of Saint-Sauveur, hung to the sides of a steep hill that dominates the keep of the 11th century, ovoid tower section, called Saracen, is home to Colette. From the Castle Museum, you can see the streets that tumble down into the valley of the Loing, the Church of St. John the Baptist, the roofs of old houses in Burgundy, the birthplace of Colette.

Geographical information

Latitude47.6181070 (N 47° 37’ 5”)
Longitude3.1948480 (E 3° 11’ 41”)
AltitudeFrom 212m to 311m
Surface area30.89 km²
Population946 inhabitants
Density30 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAuxerre (43 km, 41 min)
Insee code89368
IntercommunalityCC Portes de Puisaye Forterre

Nearest cities & towns

Moutiers-en-Puisaye1.9 km (4 min)
Saints-en-Puisaye5.8 km (7 min)
Sainte-Colombe-sur-Loing6.7 km (9 min)
Ronchères8.1 km (12 min)
Treigny8.8 km (12 min)
Thury8.9 km (14 min)
Lainsecq9.8 km (14 min)
Fontenoy10 km (12 min)
Mézilles10.1 km (13 min)
Saint-Fargeau10.8 km (11 min)
Fontaines10.9 km (11 min)
Levis11.6 km (14 min)
Sainpuits13.3 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Colette museum housed in the castle, the life of the writer is traced through his pictures and furniture. A temporary exhibition is presented each year.

Colette's birthplace, St. Colette.

The site of the castle park and its dependencies, Saracen tower Romanesque listed building.

Colette trail that crosses the path of the Loing small mill and the old bridge.

The Church of St. John the Baptist, built three times the ferruginous sandstone attracting lightning. It focuses on its front part of the inscription dating from the revolution.

The washing of the Petit Saint-Jean Colette and the water with that of the Gerbaud.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Market: every Wednesday morning.

AMAPPE (organic market) once a week.

Fair Jan. 30: Sunday near 30.

Carnival Quasimodo Sunday after Easter.

Colette days: the weekend of the European Night of Museums, 2 days.

Garage sales - Music Day.

The Poèterie: Festival of the Arts the first weekend of July.

Pottery Fair: the third weekend in July.

Horse Show in August.

Musicogite Festival: the second week of August.

Arts in the courtyards and gardens: the first and second weekend of October.

Christmas festivities: the third weekend of December.


Museum Colette - Colette House
Museum Colette - Colette House
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Museum Colette
Museum Colette
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Saracen Tower (XIth century)
Saracen Tower (XIth century)
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Monday 27 april
Min. 6°C - Max. 12°C
Tuesday 28 april
Min. 3°C - Max. 10°C
Wednesday 29 april
Min. 4°C - Max. 13°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The medieval site of Guédelon, a fantastic project that will last a quarter century: to Saint-Amand Puisaye (6 km from Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye).

The Wildlife Park at Boutissaint Treigny (direction Saint-Amand).

The adventure park Bois de la Folie in Treigny (direction Saint-Amand).

Castle Ratilly to Treigny: fortress built in the 13th century and embellished in the Renaissance. It houses a workshop of pottery and offers many cultural activities: workshops, concerts ... high quality.

The convent Treigny and temporary exhibitions of contemporary ceramics.

The castle of Saint-Fargeau and the pageant.

The mill of the ring in Saints-en-Puisaye and farm of yesteryear, conservatory peasant living memory.

The murals: Moutiers (one of the largest collections of Burgundy), Saints-en-Puisaye.

Pottery of the building in Moutiers: oven coated listed building (late eighteenth). Visit the kiln and workshop.

The Regional Centre of Contemporary Art at Fontenoy.

The Museum of the Battle of Fontenoy.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided tour of the seven locks
Culture and education35 € Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses (27 km)
Museum of Medieval Innovation
Culture and education4 € to 7 € Lichères-sur-Yonne (32 km)
Vineyard discovery tour and tasting
Local flavours13 € to 40 € Sancerre (42 km)
Visit the Gueguen Estate
Local flavoursFreePréhy (45 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cultural tour around Entrains-sur-Nohain
Car itineraryEasy6h00Entrains-sur-Nohain (17.8 km)
Tour of Bléneau
Village visitEasy1h30Bléneau (20 km)
Municipality of Lindry
HikeEasy2h30Lindry (26 km)
The Canal
HikeIntermediate2h15Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses (27 km)
Champlemy - Nolay
HikeIntermediate6h00Champlemy (39 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals