Ideas of visits in South Burgundy - highlights and our suggestions

Vallée des Vaux, proche Mercurey et Chalon - Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu

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  • Many walksGR7 path and strolls in the surrounding hills without taking the car. The hills are classified with label Natura 2000 for protection of wild limestone lawns with endemic plants and animals. The ruins of the castle of Montaigu, the roman chapels, and several views to our valley (called "Vallée des Vaux") and the botanic path, also really worth to spend time around the gites. See our page "Strolls and walks around". Small rural heritage (wash house, ordeal crosses, winemaker's shelters).
    Here's some ideas of easy walks:
  • Bicycle rides (we lend 2 adult bikes and a baby chair) on our little roads of the Vallée des Vaux (we advise 2 circular rides of 10km, sometimes steep), or practice Mountain Bikes (we advise 2 rides of 15-25 km); we provide all the maps,
  • Visits of the cellars of the wine growers of the village ..., (on the Wine Trail of Burgundy),
  • Tennis grounds in Mellecey or Mercurey at 1 km (cheap),
  • mercurey burgundyIn summer, swimming-pool with natural water at 1km in Saint-Jean-de-Vaux,
  • Game of bowls (pétanque) down the village,
  • For children, strolls with Donkeys are possible,
  • For little kids, it's nice to go playing at the small river down the village (600m),
  • Geocaching search all around the village.

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