In Burgundy you still find many traces of its rich past, even dating back to the Roman times. During the period of the Dukes of Burgundy, the Burgundian empire extended to Belgium and the Netherlands. In the Middle Ages Cluny was the centre of spiritual life in Europe. We have a lot of information available in books, leaflets, maps and routes.
Dijon used to be the capital of the Burgundian Empire. It is pleasant walk through the old centre with its historic buildings, various museums, nice shops and lively market. The “Musée des Beaux-Arts”, with the tombs of the Dukes of Burgundy is worth a visit. In the old market from 1868, a market takes place a few times a week.
Beaune is best known for its wine. The old centre with its nice streets and the “Hôtel-Dieu”, or “Hospice de Beaune” are highly recommended to visit. The Hôtel-Dieu is a hospital from 1441 housed in a beautiful building. With the aid of an audio guide you will be guided through the hospital wards, pharmacy and kitchen.
Autun is a former Roman capital. The amphitheatre, two Roman gates and the temple of Janus and Pierre de Couhard have been preserved from this era. You also find sites from the Middle Ages, such as the Saint Lazare Cathedral with its famous tympanum. There are cosy streets and terraces around it.
The area has plenty of castles. In our own village, Château de Sully is a Renaissance castle which can be visited and is within walking distance of the Inn (800m).
In the villages and towns around us, cosy week markets and regular flea markets are being organised.