Enjoy the landscape

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” »

Churches and monasteries

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” »

Chablis and Truffles 2018


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.