The Tonnerre Region

The Tonnerre Region
In northern Burgundy,

200 km south of Paris near Auxerre and at the border of the Champagne region, just off of the A6 highway and on the route connecting Holland and Belgium to southern France, Tonnerre with its landscape of farmland and forests, intertwined with the Armançon River and the Burgundy Canal, offers an ideal stop-over for your vacation plans.


From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, Tonnerre and its surroundings have preserved several remarkable historic sites:
° The Hôtel-Dieu in Tonnerre, construdted after a commission by Marguerite of Burgundy
° The superbly restored medieval village of Noyers-Sur-Serein,
° The Cistercian Abbey of Quincy a jewel of the countryside
° The Castle of Ancy-Le-Franc,
° The Castle of Tanlay with exhibits by the Yonne Center for Contemporary Art
° The enigmatic pentagonal Maulnes castel


° Wine tasting of the Burgundy wines of Chablis, Epineuil et Tonnerre
° Cultural and artistic events throughout the summer include festivals, fairs and exhibits,
° Take a tour of all the ancient lavoirs,
° Numberous hikes around Mélisey and the region (the GR 654 from Namur to Nevers passes through Mélisey)
° Bike rides (bicycles offered by Champs Mélisey, by request) along the Canal or the Armançon River
° Go down the Burgundy Canalin a boat or river barge
° Paragliding at Molosmes (5KM)
° All-terrain Motorbiking at Molosmes
° Golf at Tanlay (10KM)
° Adventure park and “rope & harness” tree-climbing in Cry-sur-Armançon