At the heart of Burgundy, the department of Yonne boasts many attractions, offering a subtle blend of nature, culture and the good life just an hour from Paris. Its prefecture, Auxerre, is a listed City of Art and History and offers no fewer than 35 historic monuments to discover! Medieval and Renaissance castles, religious buildings, the most notable of which is Vézelay Basilica, characterful little towns and charming villages with old Burgundian houses will take you back in time.
South of Yonne stands the Morvan Regional Nature Park, the pride of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. Between mountain peaks and mysterious forests, lakes and streams, valleys and panoramas, this protected natural setting offers thriving animal and plant life as a bonus. As well as these attractions, there are other places of interest like the Saussois Rocks, Boutissaint Nature Park, or the Cousin and Cure Valleys, which can't fail to cast a spell on you!
There's also another option for nature-lovers: strolling along the Nivernais Canal or the Burgundy Canal. On foot, by bike or on the water, visitors can discover the charm of the rolling countryside and enjoy remarkable sites along the way.
Gourmets and epicureans will also feel at home on the Yonne Vineyards Tourist Route, with prestigious stops such as Chablis and Joigny, or by savouring one of the many specialities offered by the region's local producers and restaurateurs.