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Touring Routes

Day Trips


Note that in general, places are closed for lunch from 12.00 until 14.00; many of the châteaux have guided tours at set times and museums are shut on Tuesdays.

We recommend the Michelin Map 519 Bourgogne, Burgundy for touring around Burgundy, available by post from Amazon, used in conjunction with a Garmin Sat Nav which has proved invaluable. If you are travelling in a specific area such as the Côte-d'Or, Saône-et-Loire (Michelin Local Maps) or Nièvre, Yonne (Michelin Local Maps) are also available. Car hire rates also available online.

For bike touring, see cycling, and on foot, our walking page

 

Autun and the Southern Morvan   Beaune west to the famous vineyards

Celtic, Roman and medieval history and architecture unfold, with a visit to a Bhutanese Temple by way of contrast…

 

Cruise past the immaculate vineyards of Pommard, Volnay and Meursault, and then on to Château de Sully…

     
Chablis to Ancy-le-Franc   Cluny west to the Brionnais

This little town offers a choice of accommodation and restaurants, and of course you can taste the famous wines the area is so renowned for.

 

ABC – antiques, beef, chocolate, châteaux, churches… this is the home of the Charolais cattle and much more …

     
Dijon to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois   Route des Grands Crus

Château de Commarin, the medieval village of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois and the Canal de Bourgogne…

 

Dijon to Santenay through the most revered vineyards in the world, Gevrey Chambertin to Meursault.

     
Semur-en-Auxois to Fontenay   The Puisaye

From the fortress town of Semur-en-Auxois, l’Abbaye de Fontenay, Château de Bussy-Rabutin…

 

There's a lot to discover in the Puisaye, famous for pottery and the writer Colette. But don't miss the ambitious project at Guédelon, a medieval castle fortress being built from scratch .

     
Tournus to Château Cormatin   Vézelay and the Cure Valley

Vineyards of the Mâconnais, the medieval village of Brancion and one of the finest châteaux in Burgundy…

 

Vézelay with its famous Basilica, Les Fontaines Salées, Château Bazoches, Avallon and the Cousin Valley…

     
Toddler Trip - Cardoland    

Specially for toddlers, take them to see these huge concrete beasts at the Cardoland Dinasaur Sculpture Park and let their imagination run riot.