Avallon Travel Guide

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Avallon Things to Do

  • Avallon in flowers

    Did you know that France has a unique "flower" rating system? The national competition of houses, villages and cities is organized by the National Committee for the Flowering of France (Comite National pour le Fleurissement de la France), hand in hand with the regions, departments and communities. The highest achievement is 4 flowers.Burgundy is...

  • The statue of Vauban

    The statue of Vauban in the centre of Avallon is the work of the sculptor Bartholdi. The French military engineer Sebastien Le Prestre, Seigneur de Vauban [1633-1707], was among the most esteemed of King Louis XIV's subjects. He is best remembered as Le Maréchal de Vauban, a rank & title to which he was elevated in 1703. He was honoured thus in...

  • Belltower

    The Belltower built on the site of the old castle-gate in 1456. The Belltower from where the view extends for miles, was used for keeping watch from 1467 onwards. A look-out would appeared in time of war and at all times whenever a fire broke out that threatened the thatched roofs.Until 1772 the municipal magistrates of Avallon held their meetings...

  • Saint Hill - Vezelay

    At the top of a steep hill, one of the most beautiful villages in France faces the mounts of Morvan. Vezelay is just 15 km far from Avallon.Famous by 12th c church of St.Magdalene, Vezelay is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage.

  • Remparts

    It is necessary to take a walk around the Remparts in order to understand what these medieval communities - who amassed so many illuminated stones - were really like. They lived in constant fear of war. Even though Duke Philip was the lord, in the heart of the 15th century, of seventeen dominations from Zuidersee to Jura, a "lost soldier" was...

  • Apple...

    Avallon takes its name from the Gallio word "Aballo" (apple). The first fortifications of this rocky spur date back as far as the 9th and 10th centuries. Subject originally to the domination of the crown, then the kingdom of Austrasia and finally the Dukes of Burgundy, Avallon had for several centuries an important military role to play.


Avallon Hotels

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    11, Rue du Chateau, Pontaubert, , Avallon, Bourgog

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Dak'Hotel

    119 rue de Lyon, Avallon, 89200, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Ibis Avallon

    Route de la Bergerie, Acces A6, Magny-Cours, Burgundy, 89200, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Avallon Off The Beaten Path

  • Enjoy the sunset...

    It was the first thing I have noticed when arrived to Burgundy - the sky. Perfect colours of the sunset, incredible bright stars, unreal white clouds...

  • Island

    One of the gates to huge Morvan National Park! Island is a little village 6 km from Avallon where I spent much time.The village has more than 500 years old castle - hotel at the moment.

  • Vallee du Cousin

    Discover the Valley of the Cousin, situated 4 km from Avallon and 12 km from Vezelay. Take a walk amidst the peaceful rustling trees, cradled by the gentle murmur of the river...Glass workshop "Verrerie d'Art" is located in the heart of Valley of the Cousin. You can learn how real craftsman creates incredibles vases and glasses and even buy any...


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