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Semur-en-Brionnais

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Semur-en-Brionnais is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Drive up the hill from Marcigny to appreciate the enormous size of this fortification, perched on the top of the promontory.

Château St Hugues in the village, with its 9th C keep, is the oldest château in Burgundy. This was the birthplace of Hugues de Semur who was so influential as Abbot of Cluny. He also had the Basilique in Paray-le-Monial constructed, a smaller replica of Cluny III.

Walk around the village stopping at the Eglise St-Hilaire and the Maison du Chapitre famous for its painted chimney breast. The mellow stonework, vine clad slopes and
buildings of Romanesque origin make this a particularly attractive spot.

Château St-Hugues is open:

March 1 - Nov 15

burgundy holiday homes to rent nearby

  • Farmhouse, sleeps 12, ref: 88413
  • House, sleeps 5, ref: 2020390

Places to visit nearby