Health and well-being

Health and

Because well-being and health are major aspects of life, Yonne hosts a variety of health services and facilities for its population. From hospitals to wellness centres, it is a territorial network that allows everyone to benefit from a high quality care.

But because it is up to each of us to take care of our body and mind by adopting a healthy lifestyle, Yonne provides essential facilities and activities to keep fit: sports infrastructure, health trails, hiking trails, bike rides, etc. the department offers a peaceful and quiet environment, suitable to well-being and relaxation in the middle of beautiful natural landscapes.

Moreover, Yonne takes advantage of a rich local agriculture, with fresh and quality products, along with the implementation of short supply routes, which strongly contribute to the well-being of Yonne inhabitants and tourists who discover Yonne’s gastronomy.

In a nutshell, Yonne is an ideal place to recharge your batteries and regain your balance.

Health and well-being
Recharge your batteries in Yonne

Yonne is a welcoming land where it feels good to live. After the 2020 lockdowns, many Parisians looking for a better quality of life, in search of space and freedom, chose to settle in Yonne. Many families chose to leave behind narrow apartments for spacious houses with gardens and to abandon the dullness of the «metro, work, sleep» pattern for green landscapes and clean air. When you visit Yonne you realize the reason for this choice is definitely obvious. Yonne offers various benefits: landscape, gastronomy, heritage… In addition to these natural and historical assets, Yonne offers modern infrastructures and facilities for all those looking for well-being and physical activity.
In the open air, walking in forests or hiking in the middle of the biggest vineyards will delight all nature lovers. No matter if you are a beginner or an experienced sportsman, the green ways created along the canals of Nivernais and Burgundy offer nice bike rides, privileged places for running, or simply walking. Every landscape offers a pretext for escape! On these bike routes, you can also choose to follow the «Bike & Cheese» route to mix effort and pleasure of your taste buds.

Because physical exercise is not a given for everyone, Yonne encourages the discovery of sports from the early age, especially with the Yonne Tour Sport program for youth. Every summer, it offers to thousands of children about twenty sports disciplines in about thirty cities.

Throughout the territory you can find trails for a horse ride, tree climbing courses, basketball courts, football grounds, petanque, tennis… On Lake Bourdon, gliding lovers can windsurf while sun lovers can sunbathe in peace. The lake also offers sandy beaches and a good swimming spot for young and old. Change of scenery guaranteed! At Roncemay Domain, an 18-holes golf course will delight amateur and professional golfers in a peaceful and beautiful landscape.

Looking for thrills ? The sky of Yonne is the place to have an air baptism above beautiful landscapes. The territory is equiped with four aerodromes and an airport. A good way to vary the pleasures and discover Yonne from a new angle.

Feel like living on the edge? Gain height by climbing the rocks of Saussois, at the top of which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the river Yonne.

You probably understood that in Yonne you can get anything you want, no matter what your tastes are. Simply get online and launch your favorite search engine. You’ll find a perfect place to escape and take a large breath of fresh air ! And because any effort requires a well-deserved reward, aquatic centers and spa will allow you to relax and get back on your feet.

Well-being means above all being in good shape and in perfect health. Therefore, as part of its 2022-2024, Health Pact Yonne is investing 5.4 million euros to finance the building and renovation of health facilities, such as health houses and homes for advanced medicine students. This innovative program supports the installation of health professionals via scholarships for implantation in areas lacking of general practitioners or specialists but also nurses in advanced practice. A departmental mobile health center is already functional and an office has opened in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne. In the long run, it will travel across Yonne to meet the local needs. The program also includes the deployment of telemedicine and teleconsultations, which will be facilitated by the deployment of optical fibre throughout the territory by the end of 2023. The goal of this voluntarism ? To insure that each inhabitant can be cured in Yonne!

From September 2023, students who want to start health studies will be able to do so at the university in Auxerre. Yonne’s students will have the opportunity  to study their first year of medical studies with the Health Specific Access Pathway (PASS). The stakes are that every year 30 young people from Yonne stay in a territory they know well to provide a good quality local medicine and that they then do their internship at the hospital in Auxerre. Between their courses, their exams, their duty these future doctors will find in Yonne suitable conditions for their well-being, and then the necessary resources to achieve success!

The Maison Sport Santé de l’Yonne is another great asset for the well-being of everyone. Its professionals offer all Yonne inhabitants to start or resume a physical activity adapted to their health condition. They also accompany people with long-term conditions and they help patients to gain back their autonomy and physical condition.

Health and sport are closely connected. There are a thousand and one ways to stay in a good shape and healthy. The best one is to take a breath of fresh Yonne’s air. Because it is a land of well-being, Yonne is the best place to prepare the games.