The Yonne department is properous thanks to its agriculture and its tourism. Its history, relegious architecture and its wine villages less than 2 hours from Paris make it a very sought after area.
If you love history and architecture the Yonne is the place for you. Visit Vézelay and its basilica, a UNESCO heritage site, the medieval towns of Auxerre, Joigny, Sens and Noyers, all on the river Yonne, Or one of the stunning renaissance castles, like Sant-Fargeau.
Nature lovers will be very happy here too, big open spaces like the Morvan will allow you to enjoy the fresh air. Don't forget to visit Avallon and valley of the river Cousin. The Bourgogne and Nivernais canals offer plenty of possibilties for water enthusiasts.
And of course let's not forget the gastronomy and wines, like the famous Chablis and many other great Burgundy wines.
Towns full of art and hisotry, the prettiest villages of France, UNESCO world heritage sites, big open spaces, wine and great local produce, what more do you want....
The Yonne for you?
The Yonne is great for a second home; easy to reach, very pretty, interesting and nice real estate.