The medieval town of Auxerre
with its rich heritage : the Cathedral of St-Etienne (13th to 16th
century), the ancient abbey of St-Germain (crypt with 9th century
frescoes and merovegian tombs) , many 16th, 17th and 18th half timbered
houses and town houses.
The Cistercian Abbey of Pontigny, founded at the
beginning of the 12th century and known as the second daughter abbey of
Chablis at the heart of the major
wineyard producing Chablis wine.
The Basilica Sainte Madeleine of Vézelay, a
masterpiece of Romanesque art. The village is classified by UNESCO as a
World Heritage Site : ramparts, countless ancient houses. Near Vezelay,
Bazoches Castle, which belonged to
Marechal de Vauban, Louis XIV's expert in fortification. From these
sites, a large panorama on the Regional Natural Park of the
ancient city dominating the valley of the Cousin.
Montréal and Noyers sur Serein
: preserved medieval fortified small towns classified as France's Most
Beautifull Villages. Ramparts, countless ancient houses, Museum of
The grottoes of Arcy sur Cure, with traces of
The Forges of Buffon in Montard and the Cistercian
Abbey of Fontenay, UNESCO's World Heritage Site.
last but not the least, ...
river, Sancerre with its famous wineyard, La
Charité sur Loire, Rogny les Sept Ecluses,
Briare with its famous bridge, built by Gustave Eiffel to
span the Loire river.