As part of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, the Yonne has various sightings in stock for you, from beautiful green landscapes and forests to rivers, you'll have plenty a places to visit in the area. Depending on your requirements and your needs, HomeCamper has various hosts in store for you that are going to be able to make you enjoy your stay like never before. Lovers of vanlife, roadtrips, and outdoor camping will be delighted!
The beautiful village of Vézelay welcomes many pilgrims every year. Its basilica Marie-Madeleine is the village's main point of interest, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In summer, several concerts even take place there! Vézelay also offers a visit to its museum on modern art (the Zervos Museum), as well as a visit to the house of the writer Jules Roy.
The village of Tonnerre is an original feature in the region. Indeed, the oldest hospital monument in Europe is located there: the Hôtel-Dieu founded in the 13th century. Another unique feature: Tonnerre was built around the mysterious Dionne pit.
Auxerre, the capital of the Yonne, is a city of art and history to visit without hesitation. Its many museums, its church Saint Pierre en Vallée, its cathedral Saint Etienne or its abbey Saint Germain are monuments and places not to be missed.
While in Yonne, we also recommend that you visit the castle of Guédelon. The castle of Guédelon was born from a crazy project, from a real challenge to build a fortified castle with the techniques and materials of yesteryear. The project began in 1997 and would be completed in 2022. A real medieval construction site that takes us back a few centuries.
The department also has several swimming points for the summer, especially around the Bourdon Reservoir.
There are also many hikes, to mention only the hikes from Sens, Villeneuve sur Yonne, Joigny, Tonnerre, or Arcy sur Cure.
With its oceanic climate, the Yonne is most pleasant during the summer months from June to August. We recommend you to choose one of the mentionned months for your trip as there's risks of abundant rainfall throughout the rest of the year!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!