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Tonnerre

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Tonnerre - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Yonne
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Tonnerre appears in Roman times as the Tornodurum, "fortress". The city stood at its origins, on the heights of the current village, behind the imposing Church of St. Peter, now a forest land. Its history and developments have led to further development of the suburbs below. It nevertheless remains installed around the divine source of the Fosse Dionne, tonnerroise inescapable conundrum.

The Tonnerre County was created on the Armançon valley, which served as crossing point between Paris and Dijon, part of the pilgrimage route of St. Jacques de Compostela. Tonnerre was always a place of passage and exchange.

Tonnerre today keeps the footprints of his wealth and his great old families and same holds true architectural treasures such as the Hotel Dieu Notre Dame des Fontenilles.

The territory is rich in culinary Burgundy and even specifically Tonnerroises such as chocolate "Our Lady" pastry "Chaource" cheese "Tonnerre" etc.

Geographical information

MunicipalityTonnerre
Postcode89700
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Latitude47.8567240 (N 47° 51’ 24”)
Longitude3.9735270 (E 3° 58’ 25”)
AltitudeFrom 129m to 323m
Surface area58.27 km²
Population4998 inhabitants
Density85 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAuxerre (22 mi, 40 min)
Insee code89418
IntercommunalityCC Le Tonnerrois en Bourgogne
DepartmentYonne
TerritoryBurgundy
RegionBurgundy-Franche-Comté

Nearest cities & towns

Épineuil1.7 mi (6 min)
Junay2.1 mi (6 min)
Vézinnes2.9 mi (6 min)
Dannemoine3.5 mi (8 min)
Cheney4.3 mi (10 min)
Molosmes4.3 mi (14 min)
Tissey4.5 mi (11 min)
Yrouerre4.7 mi (10 min)
Serrigny4.8 mi (13 min)
Tronchoy4.8 mi (11 min)
Roffey5 mi (10 min)
Saint-Martin-sur-Armançon5.4 mi (11 min)
Viviers5.8 mi (13 min)
Tanlay5.8 mi (11 min)
Vézannes6.5 mi (15 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
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Monuments
Natural sites
Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

Fosse Dionne - Tonnerre (© OTLTB)
Fosse Dionne - Tonnerre (© OTLTB)
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Town of Tonnerre, view of the road Auxerre-Langres (© J.E)
Town of Tonnerre, view of the road Auxerre-Langres (© J.E)
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The Armançon
The Armançon
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Fosse Dionne (© Jean Espirat)
Fosse Dionne (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama North-West (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama North-West (© Jean Espirat)
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L'Armançon - The Little Venice
L'Armançon - The Little Venice
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Fountain in the town center representing Marguerite de Bourgogne
Fountain in the town center representing Marguerite de Bourgogne
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Panorama of the ancient city (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama of the ancient city (© Jean Espirat)
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Bell tower of the Notre-Dame church (© Jean Espirat)
Bell tower of the Notre-Dame church (© Jean Espirat)
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Former hotel of Uzès (© Jean Espirat)
Former hotel of Uzès (© Jean Espirat)
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Former Hotel-Dieu, seen from behind (© Jean Espirat)
Former Hotel-Dieu, seen from behind (© Jean Espirat)
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Fontaine-résurgente named Fosse Dionne - View of the back of the pond (© Jean Espirat)
Fontaine-résurgente named Fosse Dionne - View of the back of the pond (© Jean Espirat)
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Nave of the Church of Our Lady (© Jean Espirat)
Nave of the Church of Our Lady (© Jean Espirat)
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Sculpture in the Church of Our Lady (© Jean Espirat)
Sculpture in the Church of Our Lady (© Jean Espirat)
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Triptych in the Notre-Dame church (© Jean Espirat)
Triptych in the Notre-Dame church (© Jean Espirat)
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Source-resurgent of Dionne pit - View of the back of the basin (© Jean Espirat)
Source-resurgent of Dionne pit - View of the back of the basin (© Jean Espirat)
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Bell tower of the Notre-Dame church (© Jean Espirat)
Bell tower of the Notre-Dame church (© Jean Espirat)
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Fosse Dionne (© Jean Espirat)
Fosse Dionne (© Jean Espirat)
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Fosse Dionne (© Jean Espirat)
Fosse Dionne (© Jean Espirat)
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Fosse Dionne (© Jean Espirat)
Fosse Dionne (© Jean Espirat)
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Church (unused) Saint-Pierre (© Jean Espirat)
Church (unused) Saint-Pierre (© Jean Espirat)
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Church of Saint-Pierre (© Jean Espirat)
Church of Saint-Pierre (© Jean Espirat)
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Church of Saint-Pierre (© Jean Espirat)
Church of Saint-Pierre (© Jean Espirat)
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Portal of the Saint-Pierre church (© Jean Espirat)
Portal of the Saint-Pierre church (© Jean Espirat)
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Former Hotel-Dieu Notre-Dame des Fontanilles - Currently Museum and Tourist Office (© Jean Espirat)
Former Hotel-Dieu Notre-Dame des Fontanilles - Currently Museum and Tourist Office (© Jean Espirat)
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Former hotel of Uzès (© Jean Espirat)
Former hotel of Uzès (© Jean Espirat)
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The city
The city
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The city
The city
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The city
The city
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The city and the bridge over the Armançon
The city and the bridge over the Armançon
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The Armançon
The Armançon
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The Church of St. Peter
The Church of St. Peter
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The Church of St. Peter
The Church of St. Peter
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The Church of St. Peter
The Church of St. Peter
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The Church of St. Peter
The Church of St. Peter
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The Church of St. Peter
The Church of St. Peter
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The Church of St. Peter
The Church of St. Peter
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The Church of St. Peter
The Church of St. Peter
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The Church of St. Peter
The Church of St. Peter
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Sculpture in the park of the church of Saint-Pierre
Sculpture in the park of the church of Saint-Pierre
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Sculpture in the park of the church of Saint-Pierre
Sculpture in the park of the church of Saint-Pierre
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Downtown - Pavillon Dormois
Downtown - Pavillon Dormois
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Weather

Friday 16 june
Min. 10°C - Max. 22°C
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Saturday 17 june
Min. 11°C - Max. 25°C
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Sunday 18 june
Min. 14°C - Max. 29°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 (8.5 mi)
Museum of Old Bottles
Culture and educationFreeCelles-sur-Ource (25 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The five valleys
HikeIntermediate5h20Étourvy (10.1 mi)
Chablais Path
HikeEasy2h00Courgis (11.6 mi)
Pays d'Armance: discovering a hilltop village
All-terrain bike itineraryAthletic5h15Ervy-le-Châtel (13 mi)
White stubble
HikeEasy1h45Ervy-le-Châtel (13.1 mi)
In the country of Chaource cheese
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy5h15Chaource (15.8 mi)

Restaurants

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Hotels

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