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Visit to Sens

Visits to Sens and the Sénonais

90-km tour

While in Sens, be sure to visit the Treasure-House of the Cathedral, one of the first two of France.
Stroll through Sens’s Tanning Mill Park and its animal enclosures.

Visit to Joigny

Walk through the old town of Joigny, classified as “City of Art and History”, and its timber-framed houses, which include the Tree of Jesse House, or the so-called Baillif’s House. Visit the Church of Saint Thibault and the Church of Saint Jean, the castle of the Gondi, the district of Saint André, the arboretum, and then wander along the banks of the Yonne.

Saint-Julien du Sault

In the village, the 15th- and 16th-century half-timbered houses, including the Chapter House, the Town Hall, and the building of Fontenottes square, are registered in the Inventory of Historic Monuments. The Church of Saint Peter boasts exquisite stained-glass windows. Built in the 12th century and destroyed in 1630, the Castle of Vauguillain overlooks the valley of the Yonne. It holds the Chapel of Saint Julien, built into the ruined castle’s enclosure, and the recently restored flint-stone ramparts which surrounded it.

La Ferté Loupière

Erected in the late 15th century, the Church of Saint-Germain is home to one of France’s only six danse macabre (15th and 16th centuries). This 25-metre-long fresco reveals 42 figures, representing all human conditions. The rarity of the theme and the quality of the colours, particularly those of Saint Michael vanquishing the Dragon, rightly qualify this as a true masterpiece.

Free visit all year round, from 8:30 h to 19 h

Jean Michel Lorain

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Jean Michel Lorain

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