The Serein at Chablis
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|Length||189 km (117 mi)|
|Basin area||1,120 km2 (430 sq mi)|
Origin of the name
Serein is the French word for "serene". This may reflect the placid nature of its course, or the strong monastic tradition in the area.
The Serein is only navigable by small boats and barges.
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
- Crioux (R) - 0 km
- Brechain (R) - 0 km
- Beine (L) - 0 km
- Fontenay (R) - 0 km
note: R=Right L=Left
Départements and towns crossed
From source to mouth:
- Côte-d'Or: Arconcey, La Motte-Ternant, Epoisses
- Yonne: Montréal, L'Isle-sur-Serein, Noyers, Chablis, Pontigny Abbey, Bassou
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