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WINE

Burgundy is one of the finest wine growing areas in the world. It produces well known names such as Meursault, Pommard, Nuits-Saint-Georges, all named after the charming villlages where they are produced. These and other well known villages with their legendary ‘châteaux’ are part of different wine routes, such as 'Le Route De Grand Cru'. Almost all cellars can be visited for wine-tasting and purchasing, whether in bottles or ‘en vrac’, which means you bring your own bottles and containers. You can find excellent wines at bargain prices.

CHÂTEAUX

France is famous for its countless 'châteaux'. A vast number of these splendid places are situated in Burgundy. Many of them are open for visits. Among the most noteworthy are Château de Sully, Château Brandon, Château de Marguerite en Bourgogne, Château de Rochepot and Château de Couches.

BIBRACTE

The Gauls built the magnificent city of Bibracte, in the heart of Le Morvan, over 200 years ago. It is still an active archeological site and famous location for Celtic studies. There is an excellent museum and you can visit the ruins, enjoying magnificent views.

MUSEUMS

Burgundy offers many museums that are well worth visiting. The nearest are in Épinac, Autun and Beaune. Information is available at the château. We want to mention the famous Hôtel Dieu in Beaune: a beautifully preserved hospital dating from the fifteenth century, with a splendid glazed tile roof, beautiful internal architecture and sumptuous furnishing.

CATHEDRALS AND PRIORIES

There are numerous places of devotion in Burgundy. One of the most attractive cathedrals is situated near Frétoy: the marvellous 12 th century Cathédrale Saint-Lazare is to be found in Autun, only 20 km away. The Prieuré de Val St-Benoit – a priory dating from 1237 – is even nearer.

Updated 1 April 2018

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