Chateaux

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. Set in a large park, this château, with its monumental and austere façade, encloses and elegant inner courtyard and its series of wall paintings are some of the best preserved examples in France.

Surrounded by moats and a beautiful park designed by the Dijon architect Le Muet, Château de Tanlay is one of the most charming Renaissance houses in Burgundy. The château was built in the 16th and 17th centuries and has some very fine interiors: The “trompe l’oeil” chamber and the Tour de la Ligue with its frescoes are of particular note.
During the summer months there are numerous art exhibitions, classical and jazz concerts to cater for all tastes.

The Château de Nuits was built in the 16th century by Claude de Chenu. Overlooking the Armançon valley, the Château’s first function was a military one and the sophisticated and elegant West façade was originally protected by ramparts.

You can see these and more fabulous sites by following the Route De les Ducs De Bourgogne.