Visits and leisure activities to discover near Avallon and Vézelay (89, Yonne)

Our establishment is located in the beautiful Burgundy region rich in culture, history and close to nature. Adults and children alike will find plenty to learn, discover and enjoy, all within walking distance of the Hotel-Restaurant Les Fleurs (89, Yonne).

- Visits -

Domaine La Croix Montjoie

Burgundy Vézelay

Sophie and Mathieu welcome you to the warm setting of the former farm of the château de Tharoiseau. An exceptional panorama of Vézelay and the Morvan hills awaits you. You will taste the wines in front of the basilica whose silhouette stands out against the sky.

La Chablisienne

By setting up its shop in the perspective of the Sainte-Madeleine basilica, on the hill of Vézelay, La Chablisienne pays tribute to the work and spirituality of men. From the terrace overlooking the vineyard, the mineral emotions of Chablis and the pleasure of contemplation are the order of the day in this historic and prestigious place.

The Bailly Lapierre Cellars

In the heart of the stone, and overlooking the Yonne valley, our cellars are the cradle of the AOC Crémant de Bourgogne. Come and discover the diversity of the Auxerrois landscape and its emblematic appellations.

Basilica of Vézelay

On the edge of the Morvan, Vézelay occupies the slopes and summit of a hill overlooking the Cure valley. In the heyday of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the town was home to up to 10,000 people in the houses huddled along its steep streets. Saved from ruin by Mérimée and the young architect Viollet-le-Duc, this spiritual Mecca, a major site in the history of art, has been a World Heritage Site since 1979.

Bazoche Castle

Feudal castle built in the 12th century. From 1675 onwards, it was the property of the Marshal of Vauban, from whom the current owners of this house are descended. You will discover among other things a large Aubusson tapestry with peacock motifs (17th century), a beautiful model illustrating an ideal fortification, not forgetting libraries and reading rooms.

Castle of Chastellux

Belonging to the same family for over 1000 years, this fortress flanked by 8 towers has been regularly embellished over the centuries. Many members of this family have left their mark on French history, notably at the time of Joan of Arc when the Burgundians were fighting the French, and during the American Independence War with the Marquis of Chastellux, a great friend of General Washington and cousin of La Fayette.

Epoisses The Château and its park

A double wall of fortifications encloses 15th century houses, a church and a dovecote with 3,000 boxes. The castle, flanked by large towers, is surrounded by a moat. Inside, the 17th and 18th century decor includes numerous portraits of illustrious people, such as Madame de Sévigné, the Grand Condé, etc., whose memory Epoisses keeps. A beautiful park full of flowers surrounds the castle.

The Castle of Ancy-le-Franc

A masterpiece of Sebastiano Serlio, the famous Italian architect of King François I, this palace was built between 1542 and 1550. Built in the heart of a large park for Antoine III de Clermont, brother-in-law of Diane de Poitiers, the Château d'Ancy-le-Franc is, thanks to its profoundly original composition, without example in Italy or in France.

Fontenay Abbey

Founded in 1118 by Saint Bernard, Fontenay Abbey is one of the oldest Cistercian monasteries in France. Visitors will discover the church, the dormitory, the cloister, the chapter house, the scriptorium, the boiler room and the forge, all built in the middle of a 2 hectare park. Fontenay Abbey has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.

Caves of Arcy-sur-Cure

A major site for the study of the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic of Northern France, it is located in the south of the Parisian Basin, between Auxerre and Avallon. It is made up of a series of caves dug by the Cure in a coral limestone massif that emerged at the end of the Secondary period. Eleven prehistoric caves, the first of which was explored 150 years ago, are the remains of human occupations that took place over 200,000 years.

- Visits near Pontaubert (89) -

Many lakes await you in the Morvan for all water activities and swimming, such as the Lac du Crescent, Chaumeçon, Pannecière, not forgetting the Lac des Settons.

For the more adventurous, there are several outdoor activity facilities nearby :


route du camping
89 450 Saint-Père sous-Vézelay
Tél : 03 86 33 38 38
Multiple activities : canoeing, adventure park, rafting, quad, paint ball, mountain biking, horse riding, speleology, climbing...

La Grotte de Champ Retard

Rd 11, Fôret d’Hervaux
Between Joux-la-Ville et Isle-sur-Serein
Tél : 03 86 31 00 82
The site is open at Easter and All Saints' Day
Strong emotions in the centre of a magnificent cave

Parc Aventure des Châtelaines

Rd 127 direction USY
89200 Avallon
Tél : 03 86 31 90 10
Site open from April to All Saints' Day. For opening hours, please call.
Discover the pleasure of being high up in autonomy and in complete safety on the different courses. Sensations guaranteed.

- Walking tours to discover -

Enjoy the fresh air by taking advantage of the many walks and hikes in the region.

The valley of the 32 mills and the Cousin valley

The valley of the 32 mills and the Cousin valley which offer the freshness of the water for about 20 km.

The Bourguignonne loop

Starting from the Brunehaut Tower in Girolles, set off to explore the Avallonnais countryside. Discover the Roman road of Valloux and the vast panorama from Tharot, which extends to the granite peaks of the Morvan.

The Beauvoir valley

The Serein River forms the boundary between the departments of Yonne and Côte-d'Or. In the undergrowth, you may come across the snails for which Burgundy is famous.

Many other activities (visits, museums, vineyards) await you in Burgundy. The team of the Hotel-Restaurant Les Fleurs is at your disposal for any further information.

We wish you an excellent stay!

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