Le Domaine du Roncemay – Four-star hotel, golf course and restaurant, just 20 minutes from Auxerre
The spirit of Burgundy
In the heart of Burgundy, Le Domaine du Roncemay, four-star hotel, golf course and restaurant, boasts a superb geographical location to explore a multi-faceted region, only an hour and a quarter from Paris. Tourist attractions include a wine route dotted with vineyards and iconic towns, including Auxerre, which has been awarded with the “City of Art and History” label, Joigny with its medieval streets, Sens with its Gothic cathedral of Saint-Étienne built in the twelfth century, and Chablis with its wine appellations.
Make the most of your stay at Le Domaine du Roncemay to visit these towns with their rich historical and cultural heritage, explore the surrounding countryside, or meet local producers and artisans of the Yonne, who will be delighted to talk to you about their professions and passions. Le Domaine du Roncemay welcomes you to enjoy a timeless experience, bringing you the spirit of Burgundy and its traditions in a friendly atmosphere.
Nearby towns and cities
Pontigny Abbey (45 mins): former Cistercian monastery located near Chablis.
Vézelay (1 hr 15 mins): on top of Vézelay Hill, Sainte-Marie-Madeleine Basilica is one of Burgundy's essential attractions. Discover this exceptional site, which is listed as UNESCO World Heritage.
The Abbey's website.
Culture and history
Musée Colette in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye (30 mins): in her village of origin, learn about the life and work of the famous French novelist, author of the series 'Claudine', 'Chéri' and 'Ripening Seed'.
The Musée Colette's website.
Château de Saint-Fargeau in Puisaye (40 mins): visit the château and its gardens. Don't miss the 'Spectacle Historique', a life-sized fresco featuring several hundred actors, knights and artists, in a spectacular sound & light show!
The Château's website.
The 'Chantier médiéval de Guédelon' (40 mins): journey back in time in Puisaye as you explore this exceptional site where a fortified castle is being built using techniques from the Middle Ages.
The Caves of Arcy-sur-Cure (1 hr): between Auxerre and Avallon, discover this amazing group of prehistoric caves.
The Cave's website.
In Yonne, two vineyards have been awarded the 'Vignobles & Découvertes' quality label: the vineyard of Chablis and the vineyard of Auxerrois.
The wines of Chablis, made exclusively with Chardonnay grapes, bring together 4 appellations: Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru and Chablis Grand Cru. Savour a dry, limpid, fragrant and light white wine.
The Grand Auxerrois brings together several "little vineyards" spread out over four terroirs: the Auxerrois, to the south and south-east of Auxerre, the Tonnerrois, beyond Chablis, the Vézelien, around Vézelay and the Jovinien, around Joigny. The wines produced in these areas are made with typical Burgundy grape varieties, including Chardonnay and Aligoté blanc, Pinot Noir and Gamay for red wines.
Parc Naturel de Boutissaint (45 mins): get a breath of fresh air in this nature park that is home to deer, doe, roe, bison and other animals. Enjoy picnics, walks, and fishing trips as a family or with friends.
The park's website.
The Parc du Moulin à Tan in Sens (45 mins) , listed as a 'Jardin remarquable' (remarkable garden), features tropical greenhouses, an arboretum, wild rose gardens and more...