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

Historical heritage along the Nivernais canal...

CRAVANT

Entre Cure and Yonne Tourist Office offers an audio tour of the Medieval village in both French and English.

Tel: +33 (0)3 86 81 54 26


You can admire Saint Pierre Saint Paul church, built in different sections, during the 12th, 15th, 16th and 17th century or visit the 13th century Keep. It is an old seigniorial fortress which belonged to the Bishop of Auxerre. Today the keep is privately owned. Tel: +33 (0)3 86 42 34 91

The 14th century Belfry is an authentic remnant of the old village fortifications. It is currently being restored.

Tel: +33 (0)3 86 42 23 34 (town hall)


MAILLY LE CHATEAU

Saint Adrien gothic church (13th century), the bridge (12th century), Saint Nicolas chapel (15th century), the ""fontaine aux loup"" (20th century sculpted fountain) and the cemetery chapel (15th century) are just some of the village's remarkable sites.

Tel: +33 (0)3 86 81 40 37 (town hall)

The Château is an old, 14th century, fortified keep. It is now privately owned.

The Château des Ports and the dovecote are part of an old estate formerly owned by manager

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in charge of wood floating. Today it is privately owned.


PREGILBERT

Notre Dame Church (12th/13th century)

Old parish church, formerly belonging to the village of Luchy which was burned down.

On the site of the Les Dames lock, there is an old swing bridge linked to lock.


SAINTE PALLAYE

Sainte Pallaye Roman church and its 12th century crypt are quite remarkable.

Tel: +33 (0)3 86 81 40 44 (town hall)

Lacurne Château is a privately owned property.


VERMENTON

Reigny Abbey, which dates back to the 12th century, is an old Cistercian abbey which boasts a remarkable dining hall and hydraulic system.

It a private property but guided visits are available in high season.

Tel: +33 (0)3 86 81 59 30

You can also admire the 12th century Notre Dame church and the 14th century Meridien Tower.

Tel: +33 (0)3 86 81 50 01 (town hall)


MAILLY LA VILLE

A typical 19th century washhouse can be found ""at the bottom of the bridge."". Generations of washerwomen would meet there right up until the 1980s.

This information is not exhaustive. For further details, please consult pages on specific villages and towns and their Internet sites.