Tourism in Burgundy

Cultural tourism

> L’Fontenay Abbey, a masterpiece of Romanesque art that has come down to us through more than eight centuries.

> Founded in the 12th century by Renaudin de Bussy, Bussy-Rabutin Chateau is open to visitors all year round. The chateau is famous for its collection of portraits of all the ladies Bussy-Rabutin is supposed to have loved, and also has a fabulous French-style garden.

> The Burgundian town of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain grew up around a Benedictine abbey founded in the 8th century. Its ramparts, fortified gates, cobbled streets, houses and hotels all contain a host of secrets and tell their story.

Autun was founded in the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus and, to display the power of Rome, it was provided with splendid monuments, for which it is still famous today.

> Discover the heritage of Dijon, its monuments, the ducal palace, the wines of Burgundy, and the cuisine of Dijon.

> Beaune, the heart of one of the world’s most prestigious winegrowing areas, is famous for its vineyards and its Hospice. 
More information at www.beaune.fr

> Step back in time and relive history at the Alésia museum park !

>The village and chateau of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois
Discover the chateau, which dates back to 1175, with its keep, and a village that is one of the select group of “the most beautiful villages in France”.

> The Discovery Route at the port – this presents various historical and commemorative elements about the Burgundy Canal. Open access.

> Commarin Chateau with its beautiful facades, surrounded by a broad moat separating the chateau from the park.
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Rural and Sporting Tourism

> The “Véloroute” cycle route alongside the Burgundy Canal, 3 km from the hotel.

Long-distance routes for walking, horse-riding or cycling in the Auxois area and the Morvan Regional Nature Park. The “GR” routes – GR13, GR de Pays, and Bibracte-Alésia – offer the perfect way to discover the Morvan area.

> A number of golf courses in the surrounding area.

Sailing on Panthier Lake: a water sports centre, a fleet of boats, and specialist supervision offer perfect conditions for sailing, for both newcomers and more seasoned sailors. Take advantage of the sailing school, training courses, private lessons, hire of boats, sailboards, canoes, etc.
Tel.: +33(0)3 80 49 26 92 or +33(0)6 30 58 14 8615

Bathing: The Panthier reservoir offers a splendid setting for outdoor activities. 
Tel.: +33(0)3 80 90 80 44

Boat trips: an unusual excursion by boat to the summit of the Burgundy Canal, at Cap Canal.

Hot-air ballooning with Air Adventures – balloon trips are organised either early in the morning or in the evening – one hour’s flight and two and a half hours of activity, including preparation for the flight. Tel.: +33(0)6 08 27 95 39

Test-drive circuit for cars and motorbikes in the southern part of the Auxois area. Tel.: +33(0)3 80 64 98 84

Microlight: Discover the region and its heritage from the air (first flights lasting 15 to 20 minutes). By appointment, dependent on weather conditions. Tel.: +33(0)3 80 90 80 38 or +33(0)6 80 27 22 52

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Wine tourism

> Just 30 minutes from the hotel, the vineyards of Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune offer tasting sessions and tours of the vineyards and cellars.

Chablis wines are one of the best expressions of the great white wines of Burgundy and Chardonnay.

Vineyard at Flavigny-Alésia, a wine estate covering 14 hectares, located between Beaune and Chablis, in the heart of the Auxois area.

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