The journey between Clamecy and Corbigny along the river valley and canal is a pretty one, flanked by wooded hillsides. The villages of Armes, Metz-le-Comte and Tannay have views to be enjoyed over the Yonne valley. The countryside is gentle and undulating, ideal grazing land for Corbigny’s well known cattle market. The Abbaye de Corbigny in the town has recently been restored and turned into a cultural centre for the arts, and here regular musical events are staged. Off the beaten track, there are several less well known châteaux gracing the landscape and worth exploring: Villemolin, Lantilly, Marcilly, Coulon, Saugny, and Raffigny.