Day 1: walk around the historic town centre

Stroll along the cobbled streets of La Charité-sur-Loire

Today, to enter the pretty town of La Charité-sur-Loire, all you have to do is cross the bridge built in 1520. This is much easier than Joan of Arc's aborted attempt in 1429!

Did you know that La Charité-sur-Loire boasts one of Burgundy's 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites? Since 1988 the 900-year-old church of Notre-Dame has been included on the list as it is a major site along the Camino de Santiago in France. You most definitely won't be the first to come and admire this pretty monastic town!

Visit the church, listed by UNESCO

Day 1: hop on your bikes

Follow the waters of the Loire... by bike

Today's objective is to breathe in, breathe out, reconnect with yourself, with others, and with this enchanting environment along the banks of the Loire.

The scenery will change very quickly as you cycle along, past sand banks, freshwater swamp forest, little islands, marshland, etc. And no matter the scenery, you will always be surrounded by diverse wildlife here, including 2 iconic river species: the beaver and the Eurasian otter.

Hire bikes in Cosne-sur-Loire

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That's right, the biodiversity of the Loire in Burgundy is quite simply exceptional! The area most definitely deserves its classification as a nature reserve. 

It's the perfect place to get a welcome change of scenery!

1500 hectares
500 species of flowers
200 species of birds

Evening drinks and dinner

How about treating yourselves to a local craft beer to celebrate this autumn getaway?

For dinner, the chef at the restaurant 'La Poule Noire' uses fresh and seasonal products and has a top-quality local wine list featuring Pouilly-Fumé and Côtes de La Charité.

Au bord de Loire
Where are we staying...

for an all-round experience

It's the morning. From your window you can see the mist slowly lifting and leaving behind it such peaceful scenery... The aptly named guesthouse 'Au Bord de Loire' will provide you with everything you expect from a revitalising autumn break: calm, natural environment, seasonal 'table d'hôtes' service, etc.

Au Bord de Loire Guesthouse

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Day 2: Aboard the Mignonnette

A trip on a traditional boat

Sébastien knows the Loire like the back of his hand! He will be delighted to share his knowledge of local wildlife with you, aboard his traditional boat.

As you sail down the Loire, the last wild river in Europe, you might be lucky to catch a glimpse of a common crane or other rare species.

All sorts of boat trips are possible: one hour trips, half-day trips, birthdays, picnics, sunrise and sunset trips! 

A boat trip aboard the Mignonnette
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Day 2: Tasting at the château 

In the Pouilly-Fumé vineyard

Have you heard of Pouilly-Fumé, the prestigious dry white wine? Its vineyard is 200 km south of Paris, along the banks of the Loire.

To find out everything you need to know, come to the Château de Tracy, whose vineyard dates all the way back to 1396.

Today, Juliette d'Assay has the honour of running this family business, which was even awarded the 'Vignobles & Découvertes' quality label in 2016. This label showcases the establishments which add value to tourism and winegrowing destinations.

Château de Tracy

The best places for autumn

We have compiled for you a selection of the unmissable to the most intimate of places, dotted all over Burgundy to make sure your experience of Burgundy in autumn is an unforgettable one.

You'll find activities that are suitable for this season, accommodation set in the midst of the autumn colours, restaurants offering the delicious specialities of autumn, and also a selection of other professionals who will make sure your time here is memorable.

Find out about all these places, read a description of them and all the good reasons to go there in autumn!

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