“Vézelay, Arles or Le Puy for me on the Way of Saint-Jacques, there was no lightning revelation. Rather a patient work made of tiny trials and small pleasures: Learn that nothing is more nice to walk with a good step but a blisters feet quickly spoils the pleasure. From the peace of a forest to the hustle and bustle of a city center. To be refused a bed and breakfast one evening because of my supposed poverty.  Forget this rebuff the next day by drinking the bottle of fresh water offered by a girl in the hottest of the day. Finally once arrived in Compostela, say that by putting one foot in front of the other and starting again I had found something very precious in me but so indefinable that I did not really want to possess it, I had only one desire: to leave, to be sure that this time it would not escape me.”

Jean Paul, pilgrim.


Hundreds of kilometers of hiking trails

From verdant forests to the rolling hillsides of the Tonnerrois vineyards, from the calm of the Burgundy canal to the Renaissance castles, make a stopover and hike the kilometers of hiking trails that cross our territory.

All the roads lead to Tonnerre

If staying for a weekend or longer, visit Vézelay, a pilgrimage hot spot. In the middle of the XIth century, the relics of Sainte Madeleine attracted many pilgrims to Vézelay, a highlight of the “Via Lemovicensis” (Lemovicensis way). Take the path from Namur to Vézelay by following route RP 51 or GR654 and discover the wonders of our region along the way. You will pass, among other places, the village of Flogny-la-Chapelle in Tonnerre and its hospices which were previously a popular haunt for pilgrims looking to rest and regroup. You will also see Chablis and its vineyards. It is then possible to join the river Cure near Auxerre and pass through Cravant before continuing to Vézelay. All the ways of Saint-Jacques (or almost!) lead to Tonnerre.
For more information:

Hiking maps available in our offices

So that during your stay, the Tonnerrois has no more secrets for you come and get our hiking sheets available in our offices.

> Book a topoguide


Canal véloroute map

Discover the véloroute canal map for all your stop over by bike in family, with your friends or in lovers!

> See Véloroute map

Bike rental information

Here you will find all the necessary information for the bike rental for your days in the Tonnerrois…

> Pre-booking form
> E-bike Winetours rental

Full eyes!

Breathtaking panoramas

You will appreciate the different points of view which are on our territory, enjoy the landscape!

> See panoramas on the map

I fly!

Take the height and admire … Next to the hot air balloon, discover the beautiful landscapes of the region with a view of the sky and leave with beautiful images full head …

> Go ballooning

Green out of sight!

The most athletic will enjoy a trip to the Golf of Tanlay located near Tonnerre, Chablis and Auxerre. A 9-hole course designed by Antoine d’Ormesson in the beautiful park of Tanlay Castle, in a beautiful vegetation.

> See Golf of Tanlay

Green… and blue!


Navigate the waves like a sailor, want to try? Discover our region otherwise aboard a boat on the Canal de Bourgogne.

> Water!

Want to take a dip and sunbathe?

Come and enjoy supervised bathing in Mailly-la-Ville and Vermenton. Also enjoy the mini-golf near the bathing Mailly-la-Ville.

> See Mailly-la-Ville bathing
> See Vermenton bathing

Harmony with nature …

> Forest of Green Giants
> remarkable tree

Discover the wealths of our territory