An hour south of Paris, the Yonne, in the Burgundy department, is a real eye-catcher! There is something for everyone. First of all, a heritage that delights lovers of history and architecture, including the jewel, the Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine in Vézelay, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and whose discovery offers a great moment of emotion. In addition, there are the medieval towns of Auxerre, Joigny, Sens and Noyers, the Renaissance castles of Tonnerrois and the Château de Saint-Fargeau. Lovers of nature and large green spaces are not to be outdone: they can enjoy a breath of fresh air in the Morvan. Take a detour to Avallon and discover the Cousin Valley. Cycle along the Burgundy Canal and the Nivernais Canal. Embark to sail and discover the riches and beauties of the Yonne along the water, taking your time and enjoying new points of view. With river tourism you adopt a different rhythm and you will be surprised by its benefits! Stop over in the cities of art and history, approach the edge of the Chablis vineyard, moor near a bourgeois restaurant. Indulge yourself, the terroir lends itself to it

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When to go to Yonne?

When to go to Yonne? Summer is the most touristy and sunny season, but some storms are not excluded, neither is the heat wave, and some of the most touristy sites are then black with people. Come in spring, or better yet, in autumn to enjoy the colourful vineyards and winemaking activities. However, stay tuned for the weather. Episodes of heavy rains, frost and fog are regularly reported

Keep up to date with the cultural and festive agenda of cities and villages to plan your visit, according to your interests, to flea markets, garage sales, antique book markets, rural festivals or music festivals, shows and other celebrations. You can sail the waterways from spring to mid-November in a pleasant way. For hiking, avoid the summer months when it is often too hot to walk, at least in the open. Then choose routes in the undergrowth or along the banks that keep a little freshness.

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When to go to Yonne? Summer is the most touristy and sunny season, but some storms are not excluded, neither is the h...
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The Yonne has a fairly harsh climate with harsh winters, fairly variable autumns and springs and summers that can be...
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