Cure Valley


Contact and Access

Office de Tourisme entre Cure et Yonne
Halte nautique de Bazarnes
Cidex 501
89460 Cravant
Tel +33 (0)3 86 81 54 26

Reigny Abbey

The Reigny Abbey , founded in 1128, is a listed building.

Arcy-sur-Cure caves

The site of Arcy-sur-Cure is a very important Middle and Upper Paleolithic site in Northern France.

The châteaux

Château du Chastenay Arcy-sur-Cure
The château is located in the hamlet of Val-Sainte-Marie, just 800 m from the caves, to the south of Vermenton on the RN6.

Medieval town of Cravant

You'll love strolling around this old wine-growing town with its courtyards, covered alley ways and half-timbered houses.

Chapel "du Beugnon"

 The monks of Reigny Abbey, next to the town of Vermenton, wanted to make them leave as the spring and the land belonged to them.

Path to Santiago de Compostella/ GR 13

From Cravant to Arcy-sur-Cure

This section of the GR 13/GR 654 which links Auxerre to Vézelay, snakes across the chalky hillsides covered with the vineyards and cherry groves that dominate the Yonne valley, then ascends the Cure Valley before reaching the Morvan Regional Natural Park.

Natura 2000

Nature trail ""Les Fleurs Boudin"" in Mailly-la-Ville

Explore the land between the river and hillsides (Les Coûtas) and discover the natural and historic heritage of Mailly-la-Ville.

Parks and gardens

Reigny Abbey gardens in Vermenton:

The most extraordinary thing about this garden, on the banks of the Cure, is its very sophisticated water hydraulic system.

And if you venture a little further afield…

Vézelay, the eternal hill

Listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO
It was one of the four starting points for pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostella.

In Burgundy, there's no shortage of beautiful castelsand charming attractions.

You will discover some real gems in the heart of the Yonne. Chastenay chateau is a jewel of Renaissance architecture, dominating Arcy-sur-Cure, a Mecca for prehistoric art, known mainly for its decorated caves.

The architecture is characterized by stones from the charming wine growing village of Sacy.

You'll also love the Cistercian Abbey of Reigny at Vermenton with its impressive treasures.
Concerts and other activities are held from April to September.

You can explore the villages and many remarkable natural sites such as Mailly-le-Château with its beautiful panoramic view overlooking the Yonne valley and its unique nature reserve.

The Medieval town of Cravant, bordering the Accolay vineyards, near the shops of Vermenton, appears to defy time with its keep and secret alleys.

The Nivernais canal and its Green Way are the perfect place for a leisurely stroll, where you can walk to your heart's content.