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Chablis - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Yonne
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With its miseries and joys, the history of Chablis resembles that of France.

The first written quote Chablis back to the year 867, when King Charles the Bald, grand-son of Charlemagne, donated the "cellam Capleiam (Chablis monastery), its churches, its houses, vineyards and deer of both sexes capita to Tours of canons. " These fleeing Normans, took refuge with the relics of St. Martin from 872 to 877. Therefore, religious settled in Chablis, planted vines and set value that already existed.

Since the Middle Ages, wine was exported to England Chablis by Rouen, to Picardy and Flanders via Compiègne.

Therefore, the village of Chablis developed the "high city" with St Peter's Church, the Hôtel-Dieu, Saint-Cosme priory and the "lower city" around the Saint-Martin collegiate church. It's the Hundred Years War which explains that at the beginning of the fifteenth century, they raised the walls of the "lower city" with 29 square towers, 3 doors and 3 posterns, known as "St. Lawrence", "On Master "and" Chenneton ".

In 1478 Peter the Red obtained the Royal Privilege to establish the fifth printing Chablis France.

1568: Black February for Chablis: the Wars of Religion ablaze the city Chablis was sacked by the Huguenots, but the "lower city" dodged the fire that had ravaged the Faubourg Saint-Pierre ("high city") by the payment of a ransom. We had to wait long for Chablis to recover.

Unfortunately, all the vineyard was destroyed by phylloxera in the nineteenth century; 14-18 Great War left the devastated country. After decades of hard work, the vine flourished again.

During the Second World War, the bombing of June 15, 1940 destroyed the historic heart of Chablis. 1949 marked the rebirth of the city and its vineyards: wine could find the road that had led them on tables around the world.

It is from the 60s that the vineyard knows, through mechanization (tractors) and the protective device against spring frosts, which definitively launches the development on the way to its current fame.

The Chablis Region Tourist Office offers a guided tour (charge) of the Saint-Martin collegiate church and the city of Chablis.

Tourist Office of the Pays Chablis - 1 rue du Marechal de Lattre de Tassigny - 89800 Chablis - Tel. : +33 3 86 42 80 80 - Mail: ot-chablis@chablis.net

Geographical information

MunicipalityChablis
Postcode89800
Tourism label
Latitude47.8152690 (N 47° 48’ 55”)
Longitude3.8004510 (E 3° 48’ 2”)
AltitudeFrom 126m to 311m
Surface area38.83 km²
Population2370 inhabitants
Density61 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAuxerre (12.2 mi, 26 min)
Insee code89068
IntercommunalityCC Chablis, Villages et Terroirs
DepartmentYonne
TerritoryBurgundy
RegionBurgundy-Franche-Comté

Nearest cities & towns

Chichée2.5 mi (7 min)
La Chapelle-Vaupelteigne3 mi (9 min)
Fleys3.3 mi (7 min)
Beine3.9 mi (8 min)
Courgis4.2 mi (10 min)
Fontenay-près-Chablis4.4 mi (11 min)
Chemilly-sur-Serein4.7 mi (12 min)
Préhy4.8 mi (9 min)
Collan4.8 mi (13 min)
Maligny5.2 mi (10 min)
Villy5.5 mi (12 min)
Béru6 mi (13 min)
Vézannes6.3 mi (18 min)
Saint-Cyr-les-Colons6.4 mi (12 min)
Poilly-sur-Serein6.7 mi (17 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Photos

Spring Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Spring Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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The Chablis center
The Chablis center
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The washing
The washing
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The laundry
The laundry
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Courtyard of Obédiencerie (© Jean Espirat)
Courtyard of Obédiencerie (© Jean Espirat)
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Christmas door (© Jean Espirat)
Christmas door (© Jean Espirat)
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The river Serein
The river Serein
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The harvest in great vintages
The harvest in great vintages
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The bridge over the Serein (© Jean Espirat)
The bridge over the Serein (© Jean Espirat)
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The Bief
The Bief
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Christmas tours (1778)
Christmas tours (1778)
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House of the fourteenth century
House of the fourteenth century
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Saint-Martin Collegiate
Saint-Martin Collegiate
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Fight against spring frosts
Fight against spring frosts
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Lake Beines
Lake Beines
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Fight against frost Spring
Fight against frost Spring
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Collegiate Church Saint-Martin (© Jean Espirat)
Collegiate Church Saint-Martin (© Jean Espirat)
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Arrow of the Saint-Martin (© Jean Espirat)
Arrow of the Saint-Martin (© Jean Espirat)
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Sculptures on an outside wall frieze of college (© Jean Espirat)
Sculptures on an outside wall frieze of college (© Jean Espirat)
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Another sculpture on the wall outside the Collegiate (© Jean Espirat)
Another sculpture on the wall outside the Collegiate (© Jean Espirat)
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Chair of college (© Jean Espirat)
Chair of college (© Jean Espirat)
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Altar carved of college (© Jean Espirat)
Altar carved of college (© Jean Espirat)
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Shrine of St. Epain in the collegiate (© Jean Espirat)
Shrine of St. Epain in the collegiate (© Jean Espirat)
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Explanation of Saint Epain (© Jean Espirat)
Explanation of Saint Epain (© Jean Espirat)
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Facade of the Obédiencerie (© Jean Espirat)
Facade of the Obédiencerie (© Jean Espirat)
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Explanation of the Obédiencerie (© Jean Espirat)
Explanation of the Obédiencerie (© Jean Espirat)
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The Obédiencerie (© Jean Espirat)
The Obédiencerie (© Jean Espirat)
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Shrine of St. Martin, on the porch of the Obédiencerie (© Jean Espirat)
Shrine of St. Martin, on the porch of the Obédiencerie (© Jean Espirat)
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View upstream of the Serein, from the bridge (© Jean Espirat)
View upstream of the Serein, from the bridge (© Jean Espirat)
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Previous wash on channel mills of the city (© Jean Espirat)
Previous wash on channel mills of the city (© Jean Espirat)
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The channel mills of the city (© Jean Espirat)
The channel mills of the city (© Jean Espirat)
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Tour of Mireau Downstream, behind the Serein (© Jean Espirat)
Tour of Mireau Downstream, behind the Serein (© Jean Espirat)
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Tour Boulevard at the bottom of Ferrières (© Jean Espirat)
Tour Boulevard at the bottom of Ferrières (© Jean Espirat)
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Facade of the former synagogue (© Jean Espirat)
Facade of the former synagogue (© Jean Espirat)
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Renaissance Facade, Jew Street (© Jean Espirat)
Renaissance Facade, Jew Street (© Jean Espirat)
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House Tudor (© Jean Espirat)
House Tudor (© Jean Espirat)
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Tudor (© Jean Espirat)
Tudor (© Jean Espirat)
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House for oculus heart (© Jean Espirat)
House for oculus heart (© Jean Espirat)
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Turret House (© Jean Espirat)
Turret House (© Jean Espirat)
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Nave of the Saint-Martin collegiate (© Jean Espirat)
Nave of the Saint-Martin collegiate (© Jean Espirat)
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The fire lane (© Jean Espirat)
The fire lane (© Jean Espirat)
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Explanation of the firing lane (© Jean Espirat)
Explanation of the firing lane (© Jean Espirat)
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Carving a corner (© Jean Espirat)
Carving a corner (© Jean Espirat)
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Statue against a wall (© Jean Espirat)
Statue against a wall (© Jean Espirat)
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Sculptures in a wall (© Jean Espirat)
Sculptures in a wall (© Jean Espirat)
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The Miracle of St. Bernard, in the collegiate (© Jean Espirat)
The Miracle of St. Bernard, in the collegiate (© Jean Espirat)
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Weather

Saturday 20 may
Min. 9°C - Max. 17°C
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Sunday 21 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 20°C
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Monday 22 may
Min. 9°C - Max. 21°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tours of the Chablis vineyard and cellars
Local flavours75 € Chablis

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Chablais Path
HikeEasy2h00Courgis (3.5 mi)
Pays d'Armance: discovering a hilltop village
All-terrain bike itineraryAthletic5h15Ervy-le-Châtel (16.4 mi)
White stubble
HikeEasy1h45Ervy-le-Châtel (16.4 mi)
Along the Yonne
Village visitEasy3h10Migennes (16.7 mi)
Municipality of Lindry
HikeEasy2h30Lindry (17.8 mi)

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