The ideal week in Burgundy

There are a thousand reasons to visit Burgundy, especially its southern part between Dijon and Solutré. The choices are sometimes difficult to make, so when you arrive we will take the time to find out your interests and suggest the best activities and places to visit to make the most of your stay, doing this things you like to do!

To allow you to plan your stay in Burgundy, we have made some suggestions for different lengths of time, outlined below. They include well known, popular places and activities and some lesser known sites and outings.
Unless otherwise mentioned, the walks included all start from the cottages and do not require a car.

Saturday : Welcome & a walkaround our village or a walk to the neighbouring village of St Jean-de Vaux in the heart of the Valley of Vaux, using one of the small roads between the two villages; possibly shopping at the nearest supermarket in Mercurey (2km).
Sunday : Visit the Chalon morning market and the Nièpce museum & a local walk in the afternoon to the château de Montaigu and the chapel of Touches (XIIth Century).
Monday : Visite The Hospices de Beaune & La Rochepot château & the historic center of Nolay
Tuesday : Visit the wineries (or take it easy) and a local walk to the Chaume de Givry and the village of Russilly (the walk departs from the village of St Denis de Vaux at 2km from the cottages).
Wednesday : Visit Buxy & château de Cormatin & the church of Chapaize & the historic site of Brancion & the town of Tournus (including the abbey of St Philibert and the historical centre).
Thursday : Visit Autun & the châteaux of Couches or Sully (or the Gallo-Roman site of Bibracte)
Friday : Visit the château of Germolles & and walk the Vallée de Vaux Botanical Trail, starting and finishing in Saint Martin-sous-Montaigu (or walk to the Grottes d’Agneux from Rully at 6km from the cottages).

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Vineyard and hamlets of Mercurey
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The old town of Autun
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Vineyards after grape harvest
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Château of La Rochepot
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Nature walks around the cottages
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Chalon-sur-Saône, hot air balloons local tradition
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Depending on your interests and how you like to fill your days, here are some further variations:

  • The site and city of Cluny (1 day)
  • At Solutré, walk to the top of the rock, visit the Museum of Prehistory and then visit Pierreclos château (1 day),
  • City and museums of Dijon (1 day)
  • Take the Worlds End Walk, “Au bout du monde,” near Nolay,
  • Bike rides on small roads and bike paths (we can lend you 2 adult bikes and some children’s bicycles),
  • The Cassisium and the Imaginarium at Nuits St Georges and the château of Clos de Vougeot.

If you stay 2 weeks:

  • The typical market and the street of arcades at Louhans (Monday morning),
  • The eco-museum at the château of Pierre de Bresse,
  • The ‘Mountain of 3 Crosses’ walk above Santenay,
  • The Chassey-le-Camp walk above Santenay,
  • The village of books at Cuisery (near Tournus),
  • The Gallo-Roman site and the museum of Alesia,
  • The Basilica of Paray-le-Monial,
  • The historical site and museum of Bibracte,
  • The Villa Perrusson in Ecuisses.