Families who love the outdoor life will love this part of Burgundy with its wide open spaces and forests, and rivers and lakes to swim, and fish in.
There are also many attractions for children including the charming and well run Parc De L’Auxois which has a wide range of animals from Emus to Zebras, an outdoor swimming area and gentle rides for younger children. Continue reading “Enjoy Burgundy” »
In Bourgogne a visit to a vineyard is a must, and with Chablis just half an hour away, you will have some of the best in the world on your doorstep. Many offer tours of the cellars and the winemaking process, and tastings are obligatory. You must try the Kir cocktail invented in Burgundy – a blend of local white wine form the Aligoté grape and Crème de Cassis. Continue reading “Wine, cheese and restaurants” »
A great way to see the area is by bike along the Canal De Bourgogne. Bikes can be hired locally to cycle the canal or the quiet country roads. You can hire canoes and kayaks in the nearby village of Lezinnes or cruise down the canal from Pouilly-en-Auxois in either a two hour or whole day journey. In the summer the river is also great for swimming, and children can play for hours in the shallow, gentle waters. Continue reading “Enjoy the landscape” »
Noyers-sur-Serein featured as one of Les Plus Beaux Villages De France. Noyers has wonderful half timbered 15th Century buildings – no wonder there is always a film crew in town! There are several very good shops and restaurants. Continue reading “Beautiful villages” »
The Treasure of Vix is an amazing royal Iron Age burial haul housed at a new museum at Châtillon-Sur-Seine. The famous battle at Alesia is where the Romans and Julius Caesar finally conquered the Gauls under Vercingetorix. The town remains can be visited and a new 50 million euro visitor centre which has just opened. Continue reading “Ancient civilisations” »
Burgundy is rich in religious history. The Abbey De Fontenay is a Cistercian monastery founded in 1118, and now a world class UNESCO heritage site. The Abbaye De Notre Dame du Petit-Quincy at Tanlay was founded five years earlier in 1133. It’s monastic buildings and ruins are very atmospheric, and during the summer months it offers contemporary art exhibitions and nightly visits by torchlight.
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Burgundy is full of beautiful chateaux. In the neighbouring town of Ancy le Franc is one of the finest examples of the Renaissance period in Burgundy. A masterpiece by Serlio, celebrated architect to Francis I, this magnificent Renaissance palace, built between 1544 and 1550 for Antoine III de Clermont, is the only example in France of a building with four equal wings forming a perfect square. Continue reading “Chateaux” »
This autumn, take a tour of the vineyards of Chablis in the company of our English speaking expert who will share his intimate knowledge of the wines and take you into the cellars of some of the finest winemakers. The next day, a truffle hunting expedition in a local forest with Claudine, our friendly expert, and one of her specially trained Labradors. You can also enjoy the the beautiful colours of autumn in the forests and rolling fields of Burgundy, with world heritages sites and chateaux to explore, and walks along the Canal de Bourgogne.
Whether you’d like to come just for a weekend or for longer, do contact us to find out more.