La Cuverie by Comte Léger de Belair

Our recommendations for a getaway in October

For a successful October getaway in Burgundy, come and stay at one of the places we've carefully selected just for you.
What a pleasure it is to enjoy a peaceful night's sleep in luxury accommodation after a day out in the great outdoors! 

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What is there to do during your weekend away

Browse our selection of activities

Take advantage of the last rays of sun in October to really make the most of exploring Burgundy.

Céline Arnould
Take to the skies

Up over the Côte Chalonnaise vineyards

The pilots Céline and Pascal from Montgolfière Rully en Bourgogne invite you to climb aboard for an unforgettable, slow-paced adventure through the skies of Burgundy.

The added bonus for autumn: Fly up over the vineyards in autumn's golden colours! Get ready to take some breathtaking photos!

Montgolfière Rully en Bourgogne

Magalie Popineau
In the kitchen

In Nevers

Join talented chef Elo for an unforgettable cookery class in a group of 6 to 12 people. The warm and friendly atmosphere is adapted to both adults and children

The added bonus for autumn: Learn how to make some delicious heart-warming seasonal dishes. Yummy!

Cookery class – La Table d’Elo
Brian Feb
boat trip

on the Canal de Bourgogne

New! Get ready for a unique adventure on the Canal de Bourgogne aboard the Elza boat. Dive into the fascinating history of the sailors with your passionate skipper, who will tell you plenty of captivating tales.

The added bonus for autumn: admire the autumn colours from the water

Elza boat trips
Le Cep
A wellness break

In Beaune

Come to the chic spa at the iconic Le Cep hotel in Beaune, capital of the Burgundy wines, for a well-deserved relaxing break.
There are 15 sensory experiences to choose from.

The added bonus for autumn: After a hectic month of September, everyone needs to take a moment to reconnect with yourself.

Spa Marie de Bourgogne
Charlène Jorandon
Aboard a traditional boat

On the Loire

Come and find out about France's longest wild river, the Loire, on a boat trip with Lionel aboard the traditional boat, the Epinoche.

The added bonus for autumn:  Admire the superb red and orange shades of nature during a tasting of local products.

A boat trip on the Epinoche

A selection of places to visit in October

Follow the guide

Through the narrow streets of Pesmes

It's no surprise that Pesmes is one of France's Most Beautiful Villages (Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ®)!
Go back in time down the charming narrow streets of this beautiful village with your passionate guide.

The added bonus for autumn: From the ramparts of Pesmes, admire the river Ognon and the trees in red, copper and golden shades.

Guided tour of the village of Pesmes
For fans of heritage sites

Near Cluny

Come and visit the Romanesque church of Saint-Hippolyte, the former seat of a deanery of Cluny Abbey and we hope a future UNESCO World Heritage Site!

The added bonus for autumn: The soft autumn light illuminates the beautiful stones of this Cluniac site.

The Deanery of Saint-Hippolyte
Feudal castle

In the medieval town of Moulins-Engilbert

Dive into the history of the ruins of the former castellany of the Counts of Nevers in this medieval town!

The added bonus for autumn: Take a selfie in front of the stones lit up by the golden autumn light. An unmissable sight!

Old castle of Moulins-Engilbert
Time to explore

Near Gevrey-Chambertin

Put on your hiking boots and set off on an adventure!

Explore the fauna and flora in this nature reserve that is now 20 years old.
After all that exercise, head down into the famous winegrowing village of Gevrey-Chambertin for an unforgettable tasting session.

The added bonus for autumn: Take advantage of this season to admire the spectacular colours of the landscapes and get some fresh air. There's no better season than autumn for a getaway in the great outdoors!

La Combe Lavaux nature reserve
Arsene Jurman - Puisaye Tourisme
The history of pottery

At the heart of La Puisaye

Come to this ancient pottery workshop that was run by Mr. Gaubier (known as Cadet), and now houses the Maison de la Mémoire Potière visitor's centre, to learn about the traditional methods of the potters of Puisaye.
The added bonus for autumn: The wonderful view of the apple trees full of fruit. 

Maison de la Mémoire Potière
On off-road scooters

In Autun in the Morvan

Are you ready for a unique adventure in Autun and the surrounding area? 

Along with 'Zosh', your off-road scooter, explore the historic heritage of Autun and the magnificent natural scenery, in a sporty and fun way.

The added bonus for autumn: The Institut Marco Polo has a special combo deal for a scooter outing and the rail bike.

Institut Marco Polo

Our unmissable events in October

All about chestnuts!
Nathalie Jard

Put the 19th October in your diaries

We look forward to seeing you in Diges in Puisaye for this festive day devoted to the sweet scent of chestnuts. There will be a farmer's market, an arts and crafts exhibition, an art exhibition at the church and a great flea market.

Chestnut Festival

A hike not-to-be-missed!
Tournuscimes - JP Vorillion

At the heart of the golden grapevines in the Chardonnay appellation area

We can guarantee that there will be a fantastic atmosphere at this 40th edition of the hike on 20 October, recommended for fans of hiking and nature! 100,000 participants are expected to attend! 

La Tournuscimes 

A unique experience!
Safran du Nivernais Morvan

Learn all about Burgundy's saffron

You'll be blown away by the sight of thousands of purple flowers stretching as far as the eye can see when they are in full bloom in autumn. This guided tour on the 11 October also appeals to foodies because it includes a tasting of saffron-based products.

Tour of La Safranière Nivernais-Morvan


Some inspiration for your October weekends in Burgundy


All our enchanting recommendations for visiting Burgundy in autumn

We have compiled all our enchanting recommendations for you if you're visiting Burgundy in autumn.
Browse the selection of accommodation, activities, restaurants, wine cellars, local products, events and places to visit for a successful, unique weekend away in Burgundy.

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