The French department of Yonne in the north eastern part of Burgundy has so much to excite visitors, and Yonne holiday homes are a great base from which to explore. The Yonne is known for picturesque towns such Vezelay which is classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. The town is also notable for historic Vezalay Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a magnificent example of Romanesque architecture.
Pontignay Abbey is another essential day out from holiday apartments in Yonne, and it's also close to Chablis which is famous for producing some of the finest wines in the world. Many of the Burgundy vineyards are open to the public, so you can sample the finest crus at your leisure on day trips from holiday apartments in Yonne. Pick up fresh local cheese, bread and produce from markets in towns such as Tonerres, and take time to see the Fosse Dionne a source of spring water which produces some 200 litres every second. The region is filled with the 'most beautiful villages' and medieval Noyers-sur-Serein is well worth a visit from Yonne holiday homes, while nearby Avallon and Montreal add to the region's attraction.
Castles and châteaux are abundant in the Yonne, and some of the best can be seen at the scenic towns of Tanlay and Ancy-le-France. Visit Auxerre the capital of the department from Yonne holiday homes, and see the 15th century clock tower or enjoy a cool drink at a pavement café in the pedestrianised old town. The region appeals to all ages, and natural attractions such as the oldest cave paintings in France near Arcy-sur-Cure or the Regional Natural Park of Morvan make for great days out. For discovering more of France, Auvergne and Centre are fantastic regions surrounding Burgundy and the department Cote d'Or is within reach of holiday apartments in Yonne.