The Serein is a river of eastern France. It is the main waterway of the Chablis wine district in Burgundy.
Origin of the nameSerein is the French word for "serene". This may reflect the placid nature of its course, or the strong monastic tradition in the area.
NavigationThe 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:
HistoryThe history of the area is dominated by the Church at Pontigny and nearby Auxerre, whose remit extended to building the famous castle at Noyers.
serein in French: Serein (rivière)
serein in Hungarian: Serein (folyó)