Visit the town and gardens of Sens
Why not begin your romantic getaway with a visit to the historic centre of Sens? Armed with a Brennus tour booklet available from the tourist office, follow the arrows to learn historic facts and anecdotes about Sens and discover the must-see sights.
Then, you absolutely must stop at the indoor market to fill up on delicious local products.
To enjoy your picnic in a bucolic setting, head for the parc du moulin à tan where you can also take a stroll in the rose garden or the tropical greenhouses to admire the famous Victoria Cruziana and other amazing exotic plants!
Fill your picnic basket at the indoor market!
And with local products, if you please! Here you'll find Burgundy's specialities, like gougères and ham in parsley, ideal for picnics. For the cheese, opt for a locally-made soumaintrain or Chaource and, for dessert, try one of our specialities such as the highly recommended bûchette sénonaise!
A visit to the cathedral and museums of Sens with your partner
Perhaps you'll be lucky enough to visit the world's first gothic cathedral in the company of Bernard Brousse, a local figure and historian. Make sure you take the time to admire the historiated stained-glass windows depicting, among other scenes, the famous concert of angels! Next, climb the steps of the cathedral tower to admire the panoramic view from the top!Infos pratiques
Don't leave Sens without having visited the town's museums to appreciate the cathedral's treasure, Rodin's Age of Bronze statue, Gallo-Roman pieces and various other collections!Infos pratiques
Recommended places for a fabulous weekend in Sens
Country excursion to Villeneuve-sur-Yonne
For a bucolic getaway, head for the ultimate lovers' town, Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, just ten kilometres or so from Sens!
You'll love the parks and gardens of this town, its monuments full of character and its breathtaking views.Did you know? In 1997, a sculpted stone dating from the late 13th/early 14th century was discovered, representing a couple lying down and united in a kiss.
Lunch overlooking the river Yonne
Stop for lunch at the Lucarne aux Chouettes, the restaurant that Leslie Caron used to run. You'll love this romantic place, not only for its traditional Burgundy cuisine but also its idyllic setting on the banks of the Yonne, overlooking the island of love, Île d'Amour!
Boat trip on the river
What better way to prolong this pleasant break than by taking a romantic trip on the river? The tranquil beauty of the Yonne valley will make you feel as if you have the world to yourself!
For an experience full of poetic charm, round off the day with a sunset cruise.Infos pratiques