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The Castle of Rochefort: 15 minutes walk


For people who do not wish to drive, walk to the end of the walking path, you will discover hidden deep in the forest, the Castle of Rochefort, as a monument ruin !

It remains one of the few elements in France of the period « pre-Renaissance ». Since 2002, the association « Les Clefs de Rochefort » work for the preservation of this unique gem.

   The great Forge of Buffon : 15minutes

Forge de Buffon

 Prestigious witness the steel during the Enlightenment, this model factory which occupied 300 workers on the site meets all production operations, the workers’ dwellings and the master’s house. Built in 1768 by the naturalist Buffon who began his work in fusion experiments, the Forge produced in the eighteenth century. 450 t of iron bars. The visit of the furnace with his ceremonial staircase, the bellows of the forge activated by a paddle wheel and foundry can follow the different stages of the transformation of pig iron.

 Abbey of Fontenay : 20minutes

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Abbey of Fontenay, a few kilometers is one of the jewels classified UNESCO World Heritage with nearly 100,000 visitors per an.L’Abbaye Fontenay was founded in 1118 by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, one of the great saint french and is the oldest preserved Cistercian abbey in world.L’Abbaye is enhanced by a landscaped park that was rated « Outstanding Garden » in 2004 by the National Council of Parks and Gardens.

 MuseoParc of Alesia: 30minutes

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In an exceptional green setting, near the beautiful village of Alise Sainte Reine, find time for a tour the new Interpretation Centre MuséoParc Alesia Anxious to base the development of Alesia site indisputable scientific basis.

Immerse yourself in history, remember … the famous battle between Vercingetorix to Caesar …
 1365606159_Statue22_zoom [1600x1200]To complete your visit, go precisely where the oppidum dominates the field of the last battle between the Gauls to the Romans, to find the emblem of Alesia site. To commemorate the success of research at Alesia, Napoleon III control the sculptor Aimé Millet a colossal statue of Vercingetorix of 6,60m high, the work sheet copper was erected in 1865. Its stone base 7 meters was designed by architect Viollet-le-Duc. It has been declared a historic monument.
The area is rich prestigious monuments. Visitors will discover castles Renaissance Ancy-le-Franc, Tanlay, Maulnes.

 Castle of Ancy le Franc : 15minutes

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An amazing Renaissance palace on the lands of the Dukes of Burgundy with the broader set of Murals of the Renaissance. Masterpiece of Italian architect Sebastiano Serlio, called by François 1er in his court, master of symmetry and architecture of the sixteenth centuries. Historical monument, it contains a vast quadrilateral abundant decoration.

Castle of Tanlay : 20minutes

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The historic castle Tanlay is one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Burgundy. Home of the family of Admiral Coligny, during the wars of religion, it was finished by Michel Particelli Hemery, superintendent of finances of Mazarin, and became, at the end of the seventeenth century, the property of the Marquis de Tanlay . Since then, the castle is still inhabited, remained in the same family.

Castle of Maulnes: 25minutes

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The Castle of Maulnes, Cruzy le Chatel located in the Yonne is Renaissance style, built in the sixteenth century. This castle knows no equivalent in France, if not the world. It has several features that make it unique. Thus, built in one go between 1566 and 1573 on a pentagonal plan, it was little busy. Unoccupied in the twentieth century and very degraded, it is acquired by the General Council of the Yonne in 1997 and opened to the public since 2005.

The Basilica of Vezelay : 1hour

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The Basilica Sainte-Marie-Madeleine of Vézelay is a former French abbey established in Vézelay in the Yonne. Masterpiece of Romanesque architecture of the twelfth century, the church was restored by Viollet-le-Duc from 11840. The basilica is on the first list of historical monuments 1840.Elle is inscribed on the World Heritage List UNESCO World in 1979.

Noyers sur Serein : 20minutes


Between studs and cut stone columns and carved pinnacles, granite pavers and paving limestone, narrow streets and estates of squares, towers licked by the meanders of the Serein, the medieval Noyers aptly as « one of the most beautiful villages in France » . To discover!



Burgundy is a rich wine and gastronomy earth, not to come and stay a few days without discovering this part of its heritage. Numerous visits to local vineyards or the great wines of the Côte of Beaune are possible. Discovery days will be offered to producers and an introduction to the Burgundian cuisine with local restaurateurs.

The vineyards of Chablis: 45minutes

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The village of Chablis gives its name to one of the most famous white wines in France. Located near Auxerre in Burgundy, Chablis vineyards daughter along the river aptly named: the Serein. Established in 1938, the Chablis appellation of origin confirms the excellence of the wine, better than other vineyards, has maintained its first place with a quality grape varieties throughout its history: Chardonnay.

 Côte de Beaune : 1h15

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In the heart of a prestigious vineyard whose evocative names of Pommard, Corton-Charlemagne, La Romanée-Conti … are twinkling eyes of wine lovers. Beaune is a city of art whose most emblematic monument is certainly Hôtel Dieu (Hospices de Beaune) with its famous roof with glazed tiles.




The river and the Canal de Bourgogne is only 3Kms.


A foot or by bike … For Hikers in the forest

VTTCan bike rental, to provide reservation

A horse or quad…rentals at 4km


Many hunting days are held in winter in our area.


Baptism balloon above can Morvan 1 hour drive.


Park Nigloland : 1h   

For an enjoyable family day out. Attractions for young and old. Wooded park.


The Burgundy Canal at 3 kms

The Burgundy Canal close can assist you with lovely walks to the water’s edge. It can also make you want to navigate a time afternoon (start booking 1 hour drive).


The bikeway is now equipped if you prefer cycling lez ! Take time to admire the scenery without suffering a climb! Contemplate the boat … the kids really like watching through the locks …

Le Canal de Bourgogne Sud à vélo en famille

Burgundy starred restaurants and the Michelin Guide

The most famous of European gastronomic guides Michelin, a reward for his famous macarons great Burgundian cuisine. In the 2013 Guide, Burgundy has no less than 29 Michelin-starred restaurants. They are in Dijon, Beaune, Tournus, in Nevers, Chablis, Macon, Levernois … including 3 restaurants 3 stars (out of 25 3-star restaurants in France) to Chagny, Joigny and Saulieu, 2 restaurants 2 stars 1 star and 24 restaurants. Below is the full list of starred restaurants and the Michelin Guide in Burgundy:

Restaurants *

• A Amaryllis Cédric Burtin is pleased to welcome you to our new facility, a former mill located in Saint close to the highway exit Chalon Remy. In a refined, you will be surprised to the elegance of the food and the creativity of this young chef .. • The France where the chef Jerome Brochot draws its peasant origins of the soil of southern Burgundy any sensitivity, creativity, wisdom and genius. • Le Clos Cedar in Beaune occupies a mansion of the 19th century winemaker nestled in the heart of a park. • Loiseau des Vignes in Beaune opened in 2007 by Dominique Loiseau Loiseau des Vignes is in the historic heart of the town of Beaune, close to the famous Hospices. The chef, Christophe Queant offers food of Burgundy, Bernard Loiseau inspired style: poached eggs, pie, beef bourguignon fresh pasta. As atypical as a fine restaurant. • Le Relais Montmartre Vire: Le Relais de Montmartre. The kitchen Frederic Carrion assemble the flavors of French gastronomy in a mix that is unusual and emphasizes taste, while being presented in an original way, but not pretentious. • The Bénaton Beaune: A warm welcome awaits you and dishes, accompanied by a map of the incomparable wines, you express surprise and a touch of originality in addition to the traditional Burgundian cuisine. • The Charlemagne Pernand Vergelesses around Beaune: Chief makes you discover the design of a kitchen, inventive, traditional and refined in a setting will appreciate all lovers of Burgundy, in the heart of the vineyards. • Hostellerie de Levernois Levernois around Beaune this beautiful nineteenth century mansion in the heart of a park has a table up to date which reveals its Burgundian specialties and variations on the gingerbread. • Le Montrachet in Puligny-Montrachet 12 km from Beaune, the Montrachet restaurant welcomes you with warmth, simplicity and expertise. In an area of outstanding volume: high ceilings, wood frame, stone walls, spaced tables, kitchen Thierry Berger delight gourmets and gastronomes. • L’Abbaye de la Bussiere in La Bussiere-sur-Ouche this gourmet restaurant, ideal for evening dinner, is located in a beautiful cloister in the heart of the Abbey; The chef offers a fine Burgundian cuisine in an exceptional setting. • The table Chaintré Chaintre: the heart of the vineyards of Pouilly, this family home where Lucie Aubrac was born, offers outstanding menus accompanied by tasting products on the market and, in season, game and truffles. • Le Chassagne in Chassagne-Montrachet. • The Braised in La Chapelle-de-Guinchay. • The Pre Clerics in Dijon: Jean-Pierre Billoux, its leader, harmonizes beautifully Burgundian culinary spirit and bold flavors of the modern kitchen. . • Stéphane Derbord in Dijon: the restaurant offers creative cuisine, where the wealth of the Earth Bourguignon is honored. • Auberge de la Charme Prenois near Dijon in the old village smithy fully restored, discover traditional products of Burgundy serving inventive cuisine. • Peter Macon: learn in a neo-rustic warm finely decorated, the pleasures of the table. • Jean-Michel Couron Nevers: This restaurant offers a cuisine that combines fresh local produce and exotic flavors. • Aux Terrasses in Tournus received with simplicity and good taste, kindness and professionalism in contemporary and cozy its three dining rooms, guests are invited to enjoy traditional cuisine, combining creativity and richness of the soil. • Restaurant de la Poste Charolles: You will taste a new kitchen, full of flavor, color, freshness prepared by the chef Frédéric Doucet. • Restaurant Greuze in Tournus at the foot of St Philibert Abbey. • Meulien Restaurant in Tournus: Rive Gauche restaurant. • Neighborhood Gourmand Restaurant Le Rempart Tournus, in total harmony with the land of gastronomy, chef Franck Chabod and his team will make you discover the flavors of creative cuisine. • La Madeleine in Sens this gourmet restaurant offers fine cuisine, inventive in a humorous menu.

Restaurants **

• Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge in Dijon: it is in a charming sixteenth century, in the heart of the old town of Dijon. • Esperance in St-Père-en-Vezelay close to the eternal hill, and the Basilica of Sainte-Madeleine in this small historic town in the heart of Burgundy, the restaurant welcomes you in a glass, opening onto a beautiful garden, to offer a kitchen classic and creative time accompanied by a superb selection of great wines of Burgundy.

Restaurants ***

• Lameloise in Chagny this large house in Burgundy, which has survived the centuries on the small square of Chagny, refined interior, features a rustic elegance and a kitchen inseparable from the true Burgundian tradition. • La Côte St-Jacques in Joigny cuisine creation and refinement of a large house which is remembered. • Le Relais Bernard Loiseau in Saulieu this mythical place of gastronomy will delight you with excellent services. An exceptional place for the smooth, authentic, elegant decor, modernity and tradition combine to perfection. Patrick Berton sign talented recipes tribute to the master of Saulieu.