Serein

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Serein
Chablis - Serein 1.jpg
The Serein at Chablis
Serein.png
Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationBurgundy
Mouth 
 • location
Yonne
 • coordinates
47°55′21″N 3°31′30″E / 47.92250°N 3.52500°E / 47.92250; 3.52500 (Yonne-Serein)Coordinates: 47°55′21″N 3°31′30″E / 47.92250°N 3.52500°E / 47.92250; 3.52500 (Yonne-Serein)
Length188 km (117 mi)
Basin size1,120 km2 (430 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionYonneSeineEnglish Channel

The Serein is a river of eastern France. It is the main waterway of the Chablis wine district in Burgundy. It is 188 km (117 mi) long.[1] The Serein is not navigable.

Origin of the name[edit]

Serein is the French word for "serene". This may reflect the placid nature of its course, or the strong monastic tradition in the area.

Geography[edit]

The Serein rises in the Auxois hills at Arconcey and flows north-north-west into the Yonne at Bassou. Both the A6 Autoroute du Soleil and the Paris-Lyon railway line follow a similar route through the area.

Main tributaries of the Serein and their length[edit]

The Serein has the following tributaries over 10 km length:[1]

note: R=Right L=Left

Départements and towns crossed[edit]

From source to mouth:

History[edit]

The history of the area is dominated by the Church at Pontigny and nearby Auxerre, whose remit extended to building the famous castle at Noyers.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - Le Serein (F32-0400)".

External links[edit]