Things to do and see

The North of the Puisaye and the region of Charny is a beautiful area with many things to be discovered.

Situated between the Aillantais and the Loiret, its interesting landscapes are more typical of the Gâtinais than the rest of the Puisaye region. This is what makes it such a unique place to visit ...



La Fabuloserie

D943, Dicy, Yonne

The Fabuloserie is an amazing 30 year-old art collection of recycled and broken objects made by “ordinary people”, belonging to the architect Alain Bourbonnais. Discover the extraordinary world of the Fabuloserie and expect to be surprised by its magic!

Open from the 1st April to the 2nd November

Saturday, Sunday and Bank-holidays from 2pm to 6pm

Every afternoon in July and August

Group visits must be booked in advance.

Guided visits.


8€ adults

6€ students (18-25 years old)

5€ (12-18 year old)

4€ (5-12 year old)

Telephone number: Fax.



Acanthe Village d'Artistes

16 rue Pierre de Courtenay

89110 La Ferté Loupière, Yonne


The Ferté Loupière is a village in the North of the Puisaye region, only an hour and a half from Paris (via the A6 Autoroute, exit 18), where artists: create, display and sell their work.

All year round artists display their work based on different themes. The display room is also a conference room used for various cultural events.

The boutique offers different pieces of art from artists of Acanthe: paintings, sculptures, pottery work, ceramic work, jewellery and books.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday and on Bank-holidays.

From 9.30 am to 12 o' clock

and from 2. 30 pm to 5.30 pm

free entrance.

Telephone number:


Le Cyclorail

Charny station, 89120

A fun, new way to discover the countryside of the Puisaye region: an old railway track transformed into a “railbike line” from Charny to Villiers Saint Benoit!

This “railbike line” track starts in Charny and is the longest in France (30 km² round-trip). Try it out and discover the picturesque countryside of Puisaye Forterre. There are two picnic areas along the track, next to the river Ouanne.

Open all year round. Please book in advance.


1 to 2 hours : 27€

3 hours : 37€

Half a day (ideal for picnics) : 47€

1 day (ideal for picnics and visits): 59€

Telephone number :

Group price (20 people + ) : visit website.




Leisure Centre and fishing ponds.

In the region of Charny there are many ponds and recreation areas where it's possible to fish, walk and relax.

In Charny:

A small lake with a fitness course, playground and picnic area. Rock-climbing wall.

Take a return journey along the footpath from the lake to the old watermill. Follow the street called “rue du billoy”, go over the bridge, towards the fishing area and come back again.


The fishing association AAPPMA le martin pêcheur in Charny looks after 9 km of the river Ouanne (1st category) from the South of the river to the Loiret.

Fishing permits can be bought in the café de l’Etoile (for pond and river fishing) and at the Tourist Office.

The pond covers 1.5 hectares, the main species of fish are carp, whitefish, zander and pike.

1 day of fishing: 7€ adults, 3€ for 5-16 years old.

1 year : 64€

Points of sale: Tourist Office, Café de l’Etoile, Charny Chasse et Pêche

Telephone number: 03 86 63 65 51 or 03 86 91 66 12


Fishing in the river Ouanne at Grandchamp:

The leisure park in Grandchamp has a fitness course, table-tennis, a court for basketball, volley-ball and handball. Picnic tables, barbecues and fresh water are available.

Fishing permits can be bought at the bakery in Grandchamp.

Prices: 91€ per year (over 18), 16€ (under 18)

“discovery” permit for women : 15€ per year

“discovery” permit for children under 12: 5€

Holiday permit (15 days): 30€

1 Day permit: 15€

Permits for fishing in the canal are available at the bakery – 5€ per day.