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A few non-exhaustive suggestions :
The abbey church of Saint Thibault, located 6 minutes from the Pré Germain.
This Benedictine priory has undergone multiple renovations but remains a little marvel.
More informations : WIki / Prieuré de Saint-Thibault
4,7 km (6 minutes)
Mont Saint Jean
This beautiful medieval village has the merit of having remained “in its juice”.
It is a private castle, but can sometimes be visited and also the starting point for beautiful walks.
11 km (16 minutes)
Chateauneuf en Auxois
A very touristic village which dominates the Armençon valley to the west and the Lac de Panthier to the north.
24 km (24 minutes)
Very beautiful castle on stilts near Panthier and Chateauneuf)
22 km (28 minutes)
You will find practical information on the castle owner’s website: Château de Commarin
Semur en Auxois
24 km (27 minutes)
Semur en Auxois, a former stronghold loyal to the Dukes of Burgundy, is a superb little town that is a must to visit during your stay. On the way to Semur you can stop in front of the abbey church of Saint Thibault (3 km from Beurizot).
Nearby: Epoisses, with its beautiful castle (only the gardens can be visited).
26.5 km (29 minutes)
One of the most beautiful villages in France.
Alise Sainte reine (Alesia)
30 km (30 minutes)
Alésia: The MuséoParc: To know everything about Vercingetorix and the Gallic Wars.
55 km (41 minutes)
Beaune, Dijon and the Côte des Vins are must-see tourist destinations in Burgundy.
Beaune is about fifty kilometres away by the A 6 motorway (Entrance Pouilly en Auxois, take the first exit in the direction of Lyon, watch out for the radar on the descent to Beaune / limit at 110 km/h…).
The visit of the famous “hospices” (hotel-Dieu) remains a good moment and you can also go and see the Notre-Dame basilica before going for a walk in the streets of this beautiful town .
Many wine merchants but often expensive. It is preferable to go directly to the winegrowers of the coast and to buy after having “tasted” in moderation .
We can provide you with a list of our favourites according to your tastes and budget.
Several gastronomic restaurants of very good quality (one Michelin macaroon) :
– Loiseau des vignes, 31 rue Maufoux
– Le clos du cèdre, 10 Boulevard Maréchal Foch
– Le Bénaton, 25 rue du faubourg Bretonnière
– The hostellerie de Levernois (outside Beaune, near the golf course of Levernois)
A little more affordable (although…) : The Arches cellar (10 Bd Perpreuil) and the Auberge du Cheval Noir (17 Bd Saint Jacques)
52 km (52 minutes)
Attention au radar en arrivant à Plombières les Dijon (110 km/h)
Beware of the radar when arriving in Plombières les Dijon (110 km/h)
Dijon, former capital of the Dukes of Burgundy, is a city of great cultural and architectural wealth. So much so that in one day you will only be able to appreciate a very small part of it.
For tourists the traffic by car in Dijon is a real headache even totally ubuesque. We strongly advise you to quickly leave your car in a car park in the city centre and to navigate on foot. There are a few free minibus shuttles in the city centre, which roughly go around the historic centre.
Coming from Beurizot, (Pouilly) then A 38 to Dijon “Centre-ville”, the easiest way is to park at the “Darcy” car park. At the end of the A 38 motorway, take the direction “Dijon-centre”, pass the lake “Kir”, go straight on until the avenue Albert 1er (about 3 km). Turn left after the SNCF railway station, pass under the railway station bridge, then immediately turn right into “Rue Mariotte”. Take the second left (Rue Dr Chaussier), go up 400 m, you are there.
From this square you can either take a free shuttle bus to Place Darcy (corner of BNP-Rue Dr Maret), or walk down Rue de la Liberté (many shops, Burgundian specialities at “Mulot et Petitjean”) and up to Place de la Libération where the former palace of the Dukes of Burgundy is located.
The Museum of Fine Arts and its collections is nearby. Musée des beaux arts
It can be pleasant to stroll in the small streets facing the Dukes’ Palace (Rue Vauban, Rue du Palais (see the former Palace of Justice), Rue Amiral Roussin. You can also cross the Dukes’ Palace and go via the Dukes’ garden to the Notre-Dame church and its Jacquemard, the rue de la Chouette (see the “Hôtel de Vogüe”, superb!), the rue Verrerie (buy local specialities at the “Rose de Vergy”, some nice shops like “Noir Animal” if you want to make gifts).
On the way back to Darcy square, pass “Rue des Forges” for its architectural capital, drink a drink “Place du Bareuzai”.
42 km (44 minutes)
5 daily return trips to Paris(1h05)
Château de Bussy-Rabutin
36 km (37 minutes)
North of Beurizot, near Montbard. This beautiful castle takes its name from Roger de Bussy-Rabutin, exiled by Louis XIV for libertine behaviour.
Abbaye de Fontenay, Montbard, France (à voir absolument)
44 km (44 minutes)
Superb Cistercian monastery founded in 1118 by Saint Bernard and remarkably restored.
120,000 visitors per year. Numerous artistic shows and events. Fontenay Abbey website
Abbaye de la Bussière, La Bussière-sur-Ouche
32 km (42 minutes)
Beautiful setting and restaurant “chic”