History and heritage

Legacy of the former power of Burgundy, the region has a wealth of treasures to discover and visit. Numerous structures bear witness to this rich past: châteaux, canals, chapels, churches, abbeys, hospices (‘hôtels-Dieu’)…

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Type : Historical sites and monuments

58300 DECIZE

Nièvre

Depuis le Moyen-Age Decize possédait un beffroi. Il avait été consolidé au milieu du 17ème siècle et entouré d'échoppes et de deux chapelles,...

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Type : Historical sites and monuments
Theme : Castle

58110 SAINT-PEREUSE

Nièvre

Le Château de Besne fut édifié au XVème siècle par Guillaume de Grandrye, Seigneur de Saint-Péreuse sur les ruines d'un édifice antérieur datant du...

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Type : Museum
Theme : Religious art Cathedral

71400 AUTUN

Saône-et-Loire

Sur le côté ouest de la cathédrale, bâtiment du XVIème siècle abritant la grande sacristie et, à l’étage, la salle capitulaire. On peut y entrer...

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Abbaye de la Ferté
Type : Historical sites and monuments
Theme : Park Castle

71240 SAINT-AMBREUIL

Saône-et-Loire

In Saint-Ambreuil,set of to discover one of the most important cistercian abbeys: the Ferté abbey. The church, the first church founded by saint...

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Le Massif du Morvan
Type : Natural Site

58230 SAINT-BRISSON

Nièvre

Ecrin de verdure, le Morvan, coeur granitique de la Bourgogne calcaire, présente un cadre naturel relativement sauvage, équilibre harmonieux entre...

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Copyright OT Avallon - Vallée du Cousin
Type : Park and garden

89200 AVALLON

Yonne

Escape to the lush greenness of Avallon. The banks of the Cousin, bordering the river and at the foot of the city, have been specially designed for...

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Type : Historical sites and monuments
Theme : Park Chapel, Fortified castle, Castle, Keep, Roman way

71490 COUCHES

Saône-et-Loire

Passionate about history and architecture? come and visit a symbol of the Middle Ages: the fortified castle of Couches, also known as the castle...

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Type : Park and garden
Theme : Pleasure garden

89200 AVALLON

Yonne

Admire the terraced gardens which encircle the upper part of the town of Avallon and date back to the Middle Ages. These privately owned vegetable...

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Château de Malain
Type : Historical sites and monuments
Theme : Fortified castle, Fermenting room or Press, Dovecot, Ruins and remains, Tower Rock

21410 MALAIN

Côte d'Or

Couronnant l'éperon rocheux qui domine le village de Mâlain, le château fort médiéval est accessible par un sentier.

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Type : Museum
Theme : Anthropology, Archeology, Contemporary / modern art, Decorative arts, Fine arts, History, Prehistory

89200 AVALLON

Yonne

The Musée de l’Avallonais, which retraces local history, was established in 1862 by some scholarly and enthusiastic locals. Alongside regional...

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Abbaye de Fontenay
Type : Historical sites and monuments
Theme : Abbey

21500 MARMAGNE

Côte d'Or

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a monk 800 years ago? Fontenay Abbey will help you find out, taking you on a journey back in...

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