Discover Yonne and La Nièvre
Travel, heritage and lifestyle
Experience the best of Burgundy
Everything is there, from wild and wooded valleys to ponds and lakes, passing by stone and granite facades. In this forgotten space, nature takes over and paints us sumptuous pictures, mixed between streams, rivers and meadows. You will also be able to detect a marvellous history, built around traditions and know-how.
Indeed, Burgundy is not only the (fabulous) department of the Côte d’Or, with its famous climats, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also the Yonne and the Nièvre, whose marvels we are going to evoke.
Thus, Le Domaine des Carriers offers you the opportunity to discover an area adjacent to your accommodation, whether you stay for 3 days, 2 weeks or 1 month
In the Nièvre
In the Yonne
The medieval site of Guédelon
D955, 89520 Treigny
Parc de Boutissaint, 89520 Treigny
The castle of Saint-Fargeau
Place du Château, 89170 Saint-Fargeau
The village of Druyes-les-Belles-Fontaines
The cellars of Bailly La Pierre
The city of Auxerre
The Chablis vineyard
At the foot of the Domaine des Carriers
The village of Chevroches
Chevroches is a charming village whose streets are lined with stone houses. It is built on a hillside above the Nivernais Canal. Its location in the middle of the forest makes it particularly quiet and restful.
As you leave the estate, on the left, you can take the path of Charles Loupot, a French poster and graphic artist who previously owned a country house in Chevroches. It will lead you to the pretty Place de l’Eglise.
Further down, narrow streets lead you to the Canal du Nivernais, only 800 metres from the estate. Once used to transport timber and stone, it is now used solely for tourism. In summer, many pleasure boats and barges ply its course and stop for the night. A cycle route allows you to walk or cycle along it in the direction of Clamecy (4 km away), or in the direction of Tannay. And believe us, this walk is worth the diversions. The proximity of the water and the dominance of the stone attract walkers every season.
On the other hand, on leaving the estate, on the left, there is a signposted walk around Chevroches. This is the PR 15, “the old meander of the Yonne”. This fossilised meander is a real geological curiosity and the tour is a 3km walk, between stones, water and forests.
City of Clamecy © Clamecy Haut Nivernais Tourisme
The city of Clamecy
Clamecy is a pretty town located 4 km from the Domaine des Carriers. It is possible to get there by following the Canal du Nivernais from Chevroches.
The town’s children include Claude Tillier, author of Mon Oncle Benjamin, Romain Rolland, Alain Colas and many others.
On the other hand, it was in the 16th century that the town experienced its first period of prosperity, thanks to the invention of timber floating. The construction of the Canal du Nivernais was started in 1784 to supply the Parisians with firewood, but was not completed until 1843. This real man-made construction made it possible to float wood from the Morvan forests to Paris. And the town of Clamecy was the capital. From its rich past, the town has preserved an old town centre classified as a “protected sector”, in which you will find half-timbered houses, cobbled streets, restaurants and shops.
Things to see include the collegiate church of Saint-Martin, the Bethlehem church, the Vauvert park, the Romain Rolland museum and the port of Clamecy, which was built for the boats of the Canal du Nivernais.
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From hilly landscapes to immense plains, Burgundy’s vineyards will never cease to surprise you. In the Yonne, the vineyards dot the hills, while in the Nièvre, they stand on the slopes of the Loire.
The Morvan Regional Natural Park is a territory of heritage and nature. The Morvan covers almost 300,000 hectares. This small mountain is different from the neighbouring regions.
Why does visiting, learning and having fun make sense in Burgundy? Quite simply because our region has had a remarkable history, which still shapes our culture, traditions and know-how today.
Burgundy has plenty to keep you walking with its GR trails! From forests to lakes, rivers, hedgerows and fields, the Yonne and Nièvre regions are characterised by breathtaking landscapes.
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The rock of Solutré © rochedesolutre.com
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