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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Yonne

Champs-sur-Yonne - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Yonne

The common Champs-sur-Yonne is located 5 km from Auxerre as the crow flies. It extends in a narrow strip on the right bank of the Yonne. On these lands was very quickly shown the presence of human groups (5000 years BC).

The first historical mention of Champs 12th century. At that time the village was to be a small rural community dependent on its neighbor, Vaux. It built its ramparts in the 16th century.

Geographical information

Latitude47.7380980 (N 47° 44’ 17”)
Longitude3.5998610 (E 3° 35’ 59”)
AltitudeFrom 97m to 133m
Surface area4.39 km²
Population1719 inhabitants
Density391 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAuxerre (9.3 km, 14 min)
Insee code89077
IntercommunalityCA de l'Auxerrois

Nearest cities & towns

Vaux2.5 km (5 min)
Escolives-Sainte-Camille2.9 km (5 min)
Augy3.7 km (6 min)
Jussy3.8 km (7 min)
Saint-Bris-le-Vineux3.8 km (7 min)
Vincelottes5.2 km (7 min)
Vincelles5.9 km (8 min)
Coulanges-la-Vineuse6.5 km (9 min)
Irancy8 km (11 min)
Chitry8.6 km (12 min)
Quenne8.9 km (14 min)
Auxerre9.2 km (12 min)
Vallan9.7 km (11 min)
Val-de-Mercy9.8 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

The Notre-Dame de Liesse: now much altered (but whose western portal seems to date from the late 13th century), the church stands to the north end of Main street. Mere "chapel" to the mid-16th century, people then get the right to baptisms and celebrate mass.

Even if the village had only 40 houses in the 18th century, earlier remains have survived: a small window of ogee early 16th century (3 rue du Moulin), the staircase turret of the impasse La Tourelle ...

There were also two mills Champs-sur-Yonne (river): that of the village and the hamlet of Toussac.

A small bridge, so that people can cross the Yonne and the hamlet of Barrée Court, will be built in 1837.

For more historical information, a book about the village of Champs-sur-Yonne is available at City Hall in the town.

The fountain Sombron: a rare piece of architecture dating from 1880, under renovation. It is located near the Town Hall.

Also, a small stone bridge very romantic, spans a small tributary of the Yonne, at the end of the Grande Rue.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Garage sale: the first Sunday in June, the streets very pleasant along the Yonne.

Village festival with fireworks, the second weekend of September.

Christmas market: the second Sunday in December.


The City Council
The City Council
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The banks of the Yonne
The banks of the Yonne
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A house
A house
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The bridge
The bridge
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The banks of the Yonne
The banks of the Yonne
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The fountain Sombron
The fountain Sombron
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Thursday 21 september
Min. 6°C - Max. 23°C
Friday 22 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 23°C
Saturday 23 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 24°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The archaeological site of Escolives-Sainte-Camille, close to Champs is a Gallo-Roman villa which we visit the impressive spa. We can also see a permanent exhibition of objects of everyday life and a set of monumental sculpture discovered in reinvestment in these baths foundation. This is one of the largest collections of sculptures of northern Gaul.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit the Gueguen Estate
Local flavoursFreePréhy (12 km)
Estate tour and Themed Tasting
Local flavours7 € to 40 € Chablis (17.3 km)
Tours of the Chablis vineyard and cellars
Local flavours75 € Chablis (17.3 km)
Shopping at the Biscuiterie de Bourgogne
Local flavoursFreeJoux-la-Ville (25 km)
Yonne scenic train
Entertainment3 € to 6 € Massangis (31 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Chablais Path
HikeEasy2h00Courgis (12.3 km)
Municipality of Lindry
HikeEasy2h30Lindry (15.3 km)
Cultural tour around Entrains-sur-Nohain
Car itineraryEasy6h00Entrains-sur-Nohain (40 km)
Circuit of the Three Valleys
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate4h00Varzy (45 km)
Tour of Bléneau
Village visitEasy1h30Bléneau (49 km)


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