Burgundy places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Burgundy region. See also our Burgundy guide.

Burgundy sightseeing and tourist information

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Ancy-le-Franc castle (Yonne)

The 15th century castle at Ancy-le-Franc was one of the very first renaissance style castles to be built in France [...]

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Anzy-le-Duc (Saone-et-Loire)

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the Priory of Anzy-le-Duc [...]

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Autun (Saone-et-Loire)

After exploring Autun with its old town, cathedral and roman ruins you can visit the site of Bibracte, site of the [...]

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Auxerre (Yonne)

With its cathedral and churches, and extensive historic centre with half-timbered houses and an imposing belltower [...]

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Avallon (Yonne)

Avallon is a very pleasant town to explore with some very imposing medieval buildings, and the countryside of the M [...]

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Beaune (Cote d'Or)

Beaune is the centre of the famous wine region of the same name, with a visit to th 15th century Hotel-Dieu the hig [...]

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Beze (Cote d'Or)

Although small the village of Bez is very pleasant to spend an hour exploring [...]

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Brancion (Saone-et-Loire)

Quiet now, in the 15th century Brancion was an important regional centre - hence the monuments in the town [...]

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Chablis (Yonne)

Best known for the very famous wines of the same name, Chablis is also a pleasant village to explore with plenty of [...]

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Chalon-sur-Saone (Saone-et-Loire)

The pedestrianised town centre and cathedral will form the centre of your visit to the Burgundy town of Chalon-sur- [...]

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Chateauneuf-en-Auxois (Cote d'Or)

The village of Chateauneuf-sur-Auxois, one of the 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an interesting cast [...]

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Chatillon-sur-Seine (Cote d'Or)

As well as the medieval centre of Chatillon-sur-Seine you can also see the extraordinary Treasury of Vix in the abb [...]

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Clamecy (Nievre)

The Collegiale Saint-Martin is the principal monument here in the historic centre of Clamecy [...]

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Cluny (Saone-et-Loire)

As well as one of the most visited abbeys in France Cluny also has a picturesque town centre to explore [...]

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Corbigny (Nievre)

Corbigny, on the edge of the Morvan Regional Parc, includes an abbey among its cultural monuments [...]

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Cormatin (Saone-et-Loire)

The beautifully decorated and furnished Cormatin Chateau, from the 17th century, is the highlight of your visit [...]

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Dijon (Cote d'Or)

There is a remarkable range of interesting historic sites in Dijon, perhaps our favourite among the Burgundy towns [...]

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Flavigny (Cote d'Or)

The village of Flavigny retains an ancient centre surrounded by fortified walls, and a very authentic historic atmo [...]

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Fontenay Abbey (Cote d'Or)

The complex of buildings at the Abbey de Fontenay, and the surrounding gardens and woodlands, make this one of our [...]

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Guedelon (Yonne)

At the remarkable site of Guedelon an entire medieval castle is being reconstructed using traditional techniques [...]

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Joigny (Yonne)

In the centre of the the traditional local town of Joigny you can see some medieval houses with wood-carvings and s [...]

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La Charite-sur-Loire (Nievre)

In La Charité-sur-Loire you can visit the abbey church and other monastery buildings [...]

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Macon (Saone-et-Loire)

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a visit to nearby Lamartine's Castle [...]

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Montbard (Cote d'Or)

A typical regional town, we suggest you take a stroll around the Parc Buffon in Montbard [...]

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Montreal (Yonne)

Behind its fortified entrance, the small village of Montreal is a very unspoiled medieval village [...]

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Morvan Regional Park (Nievre)

Morvan Regional Natural Park is a quiet region of unspoiled countryside with small fields, hedgerows and woodlands [...]

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Nevers (Nievre)

The ancient centre of Nevers contains several interesting monuments and houses dating from the 12th century [...]

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Noyers-sur-Serein (Yonne)

The half-timbered houses and riverside setting make Noyers-sur-Serein one of our favourite small towns in this regi [...]

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Nuits-Saint-Georges (Cote d'Or)

A quiet town, Nuits-Saint-Georges wil be part of your tour of the local vineyards and wine chateaux [...]

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Paray-le-Monial (Saone-et-Loire)

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty setting make the Basilica du Sacré-Coeur at Paray-le-Mon [...]

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Pontigny (Yonne)

The abbey at Pontigny is one of the best known and substantial Cistercian abbeys in France [...]

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Saulieu (Cote d'Or)

Saulieu is quite a small town, visited because of the Basilica Saint-Andoche [...]

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Semur-en-Auxois (Cote d'Or)

One of the prettiest of the Burgundy villages, Semur-en-Auxois has a very lively and extensive historic centre and [...]

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Semur-en-Brionnais (Saone-et-Loire)

As well as the pretty village itself, you can also visit the Chateau de Saint-Hugues and Collegiale Saint-Hilaire i [...]

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Sens (Yonne)

Sens is an important regional centre dominated by the Cathedral of Saint-Etienne, the first gothic style cathedral [...]

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Solutre-Pouilly (Saone-et-Loire)

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great rock-cliff behind the village that is listed among [...]

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Tanlay castle (Yonne)

The frescoes and interior decoration are among the highlights of a visit to the moated Tanlay castle [...]

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Tonnerre (Yonne)

There are two impressive sites to see in Tonnerre: the medieval hospital complex, and the water source called the F [...]

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Tournus (Saone-et-Loire)

The Abbey of Saint-Philibert is the highlight in Tournus, but you will also discover several other interesting hist [...]

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Vezelay (Yonne)

Even if it didn't have one of the most famous abbeys in France, Vezelay village would attract a great deal of visit [...]

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For more information about the region see the detailed Burgundy travel guide

Classified tourist sites to visit in Burgundy

Listed below are some of the main places and destinations in Burgundy that have received 'official' tourist classifications.

Grand Sites of France


Bibracte-Mont Beuvray

Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson

Heritage Sites

Abbatiale Notre-Dame de La Charité-sur-Loire (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Asquins église St Jacques (monuments on French pilgrim routes)

Fontenay Abbey: Tourist guide

Vezelay: Tourist guide

Vézelay basilica St Madeleine (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Classified 'most beautiful villages'

Chateauneuf-en-Auxois: Tourist guide

Flavigny: Tourist guide

Noyers-sur-Serein: Tourist guide

Semur-en-Brionnais: Tourist guide

National Monuments

Bussy-Rabutin Chateau

towns classified as Recommended Detours

Chatillon-sur-Seine: Tourist guide

Joigny: Tourist guide

Regional Natural Parcs

Morvan: Tourist guide

Religious Monuments

Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus)

Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny)

Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard)

Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny)

Basilique de Saint Andoche (Saulieu)

Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial)

Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun)

Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville)

Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny)

Eglise de Notre-Dame-du-Pré (Donzy)

Eglise de Saint Barthélémy (Cervon)

Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille)

Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy)

Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais)

Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais)

Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande)

Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay)

Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize)

Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron)

Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion)

Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile)

Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent)

Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce)

Hospices de Beaune (Beaune)

Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges)

Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc)

Prieuré de Saint Révérien (Saint-Reverien)

St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay)

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Abbaye de Fontenay

Abbaye de la Bussière

Château d'Arcelot


Jardin de la Chaux

Jardin du château de Chaumont

Jardin du château de Digoine

Jardin du château de Limanton

Jardin du château du Talmay

Jardin du moulin de Athie

Le jardin de Zéphyr

Les Jardins du château de Drée

Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce

Parc de Saint-Léger

Parc du château de Thorigny

Parc et jardin du château de Barbirey sur Ouche

Parc et jardin du château du Chatillon en Bazois

Parc et jardins du château de Sully

Potager du château de Lantilly

Protected historical town centre

Autun: Tourist guide

Auxerre: Tourist guide

Chalon-sur-Saone: Tourist guide

Clamecy: Tourist guide

Cluny: Tourist guide

Dijon: Tourist guide

Joigny: Tourist guide

Tournus: Tourist guide

Vezelay: Tourist guide

Towns of Art and History

Autun: Tourist guide

Auxerre: Tourist guide

Chalon-sur-Saone: Tourist guide

Dijon: Tourist guide

Joigny: Tourist guide

Nevers: Tourist guide

Paray-le-Monial: Tourist guide

Ville d'etape



4* Towns in Bloom

Beaune: Tourist guide

Dijon: Tourist guide

Macon: Tourist guide

Paray-le-Monial: Tourist guide


Sens: Tourist guide