A land steeped in history, teeming with stories of past conflicts and transformed by mankind's genius for building, Burgundy is home to countless treasures near our hotel and restaurant in Dracy-le-Fort.
There are two reasons to not miss La Roche de Solutré: the spectacular view from its vantage point and the fact it is one of the most famous geological sites in the region. It takes less than an hour to get to the top of La Roche. On a clear day, you can see the Alps from its peak...
Visit one of the most important places in the history of Gaul: Mont Beuvray/Bibracte (listed as a "remarkable natural site") where Vercingétorix was declared leader of the Gaulish coalition. Mont Beuvray is part of the Grands Sites de France network. Admire its panoramic views and enjoy the many delights of its archaeological park.
Explore Celtic civilisation and find all the latest discoveries about it in the museum's permanent exhibition.
Make sure you visit Alésia where, in 52 BC, Julius Caesar won the battle that brought Gaul under the rule of the Roman Empire. This ancient city survived for five centuries after the end of the Gaulish period!
Today, the MuséoParc tells the story of the siege.
With its many movements for monastic reform in the Middle Ages, Burgundy is also home to countless religious monuments. Cluny Abbey, founded in 910 by William of Aquitaine, is one of the oldest and most majestic of these. The ruins and buildings which are still visible today bear witness to its past glory.
Fontenay Abbey is a jewel of Cistercian architecture in northern Burgundy. It is exceptionally well-preserved thanks to the isolation of the verdant valley where it is located. Find yourself transported to another age on a visit to the Abbey, founded in 1158 by Saint Bernard, and listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. It has also featured in many films and plays host to musical events.
Paray-le-Monial is without doubt one of the most beautiful destinations in Burgundy. At the heart of the Charais-Brionnais region, it is a major attraction for pilgrims, with one of the best-preserved examples of Cluniac architecture. Built all in one go, Paray-le-Monial basilica is a real tour de force. It was erected without interruption under the supervision of Saint Hugues, the Abbot of Cluny, between 1092 and 1109.
By the Saône, between the Bresse Plains and the Mâconnais hills, you will find one of the most important monastic towns of France. Erected just after the year 1000, Saint Philibert has survived the violence of the feudal era and the wars of religion. It is now a prime example of early Romanesque art, at the heart of a charming town famous for its gourmet cuisine.
There is something for everyone at Cormatin château. Art lovers should head straight to the 17th century residence and its decorated apartments. If you prefer gardens, trekking, or are simply looking for a breath of fresh air you will delight in getting lost in the verdant labyrinth of one of the most beautiful gardens in France...
An eloquent example of the extravagant 15th century Gothic style, Les Hospices de Beaune (or Hôtel-Dieu) bring together all the spiritual, artistic, and wine-making traditions of Burgundy. At the heart of Côtes de Beaune, this iconic location is full of promise. Make sure you visit it, less than 30 minutes from the hotel.
Discover the story of Burgundy along its canals, built in the 17th and 19th centuries. You don't need sea legs to explore the 1,000 km network of canals, the only one of its kind in France. On a barge, on foot, or by bike, discover Burgundy and its rich variety of landscapes at your own pace!