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Migennes is a small town in Burgundy.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

The train station called "Laroche-Migennes" is in the historic centre of Migennes.

Migennes is located halfway (1h30) on the Paris-Dijon (Lyon) line and trains from these two cities leaves hourly and stop in Migennes for people going to Auxerre. Trains from Paris leaves either from "Gare de Lyon" or "Gare de Bercy" (The 2 stations are close to each other but it's better check before if you don't want to walk 10 minutes with your luggage). From Auxerre it's short 20 minutes ride.

Note: The train station has 2 exits, one for the centre of Migennes, and the other one going to Cheny, where the large carpark is. Taxis are available on call on Migennes side.

By car[edit]

Migennes is not far from the Highway 6 (A6) going from Paris to Lyon.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Do[edit]

Migennes is the starting / finish point of the canal de Bourgogne

Cruise[edit]

You can cruise the canal with rental boats and you don't need boat licence. Le boat rental company is located near the port.

Cycle[edit]

You can cycle the whole canal from Migennes to Dijon in about 4 days (242 km in total). The canal pass through different towns with some historic interest. Bicycle rental are available. Ask at the tourism information centre. You can also cycle along the river Yonne.

Fishing[edit]

Several rivers and lakes are located around Migennes and you can go fishing. As fishing is regulate, you will need a permit.

Buy[edit]

There is a market every Thursday morning (finishing around 12-1) where you will find all the food and local products along with the classic market clothes. The market hall and the life around are quite a sight and good way to discover local food.

Several supermarkets are spotted all around town

Eat[edit]

Migennes has a few restaurants ranging from kebab shops, pizzerias, brasseries and an Asian food restaurant. Ask the locals for their favourites place to eat.

Drink[edit]

Not a lot of drinking option (at least at night) but you might find the odd bar staying open late depending on patronage. The "Cabaret L'escale" is your best bet for an evening with live music/ show and a few drinks. The place is quite famous for being an heritage of the Music Hall golden age in France and have seen many famous French artists at their beginning. Check the program before as some evening booking is required. Otherwise if you fancy a different atmosphere, you will have to drive to Auxerre (20km south) as there is no public transport at night

Sleep[edit]

  • Camping Les confluents, Allée Léo Lagrange 89400, +333 86 80 94 55. Campsite offering tent and caravan space and mobile home rental. The campsite include swimming pool, sports field and café. 2.15 to 20€.

Connect[edit]

Go next[edit]

Auxerre, Joigny, Paris and Dijon are accessible by train

Vezelay - Unesco World heritage famous for its Basilica Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Vézelay, located on the highest point of the city.

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