5 minutes from our hotel-restaurant, your will find the charming town of Givry. The town was founded in the Gallo-Roman period and vineyards were quickly established around it. From as early as the 6th century, its wines already enjoyed a very good reputation. Legend has it that it was Henry IV's favourite wine! The quality of the wines has now been officially recognised with AOC (protected designation of origin) labels for Givry and Bourgogne-Côte Chalonnaise. The vineyard covers 260 hectares. This magnificent region is famous for its celebrations and events such as Œnorires, Humour Millésimés, in February, the Givry wine market in April and the Festival Les Musicaves from the end of June to the beginning of July.
While Givry has a well-earned reputation for wines, it also boasts a rich heritage. Strolling along the roads of this charming little town, stop off to admire the Town Hall, built in the 18th century in an old city gate. The Town Hall is listed as a historic monument and is used for municipal council meetings and weddings. It also holds the oldest "Etat-Civil" (parish register) in France which chronicles events which occurred between 1303 and 1357. Make sure you also visit the Porte de L'Horloge which houses the tourist office, Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul, made from Givry stone, the Halle Ronde and the many wash houses and fountains of the town.