The towns in Burgundy date back to the Middle Ages, and they have pride in their historical town centers. Churches and monasteries date to the same era.
Discover Ancient Towns and Villages
The closest busy town is Louhans. It is famous for its arcades with many stores and shops. Every Monday morning there is a traditional fresh market which has food, clothes and pet animals for sale. From East and Whit Monday the hours are extended into the evening.
The old hospital holds a famous apothecary (pharmacy) museum with many ancient pottery containers. The church roof is characteristic of the Dukes of Burgundy from the 17th century.
Scattered throughout the area are many chateaux, each with individual characteristics and architectural styles. Each would offer a unique and special tour.
Burgundy is known for its extensive and interesting, local heritage which includes variety and many choices. We suggest you review some of our suggestions before your visit so you can take advantage of the many opportunities in your planning. Here are some suggestions:
with its Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy
on the wine route with its ancient hospital
with the Brou monastery
with its famous abbey
- Abbaye de Fontenay
with its royal saltworks
- and much more
If your life is too hectic as you prepare for your vacation we show some of the most interesting and venerable sites for your consideration.