Cote d'Or places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Cote d'Or department of Burgundy. See also our Cote d'Or travel guide

photo of Beaune


Beaune is the centre of the famous wine region of the same name, with a visit to th 15th century Hotel-Dieu the highlight in the town
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photo of Beze


Although small the village of Bez is very pleasant to spend an hour exploring
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photo of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois


The village of Chateauneuf-sur-Auxois, one of the 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an interesting castle
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photo of Chatillon-sur-Seine


As well as the medieval centre of Chatillon-sur-Seine you can also see the extraordinary Treasury of Vix in the abbey
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photo of Dijon


There is a remarkable range of interesting historic sites in Dijon, perhaps our favourite among the Burgundy towns
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photo of Flavigny


The village of Flavigny retains an ancient centre surrounded by fortified walls, and a very authentic historic atmoshere
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photo of Fontenay Abbey

Fontenay Abbey

The complex of buildings at the Abbey de Fontenay, and the surrounding gardens and woodlands, make this one of our favourite French abbeys
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photo of Montbard


A typical regional town, we suggest you take a stroll around the Parc Buffon in Montbard
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photo of Nuits-Saint-Georges


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


Saulieu is quite a small town, visited because of the Basilica Saint-Andoche
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photo of Semur-en-Auxois


One of the prettiest of the Burgundy villages, Semur-en-Auxois has a very lively and extensive historic centre and a pretty riverside setting
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For more information see the Cote d'Or guide

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Market towns & days in Cote d'Or

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Auxonne: Friday
Beaune: Wednesday & Saturday
Bligny-sur-Ouche: Wednesday
Chatillon-sur-Seine: Saturday
Chenove: Wednesday & Sunday
Dijon: Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday
Longvic: Sunday
Montbard: Friday
Nuits-Saint-Georges: Friday
Pontailler-sur-Saone: Saturday
Saulieu: Saturday
Venarey-les-Laumes: Wednesday

Tourist attractions to visit in Cote d'Or

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

4* Towns in Bloom

Beaune: See tourist guide

Dijon: See tourist guide


Towns of Art and History

Dijon: See tourist guide

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Dijon: See tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Abbaye de Fontenay: See tourist guide

Abbaye de la Bussière

Château d'Arcelot

Jardin du château du Talmay

Jardin du moulin de Athie

Parc de Saint-Léger

Parc et jardin du château de Barbirey sur Ouche

Potager du château de Lantilly

Religious Monuments

Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard)

Basilique de Saint Andoche (Saulieu)

Hospices de Beaune (Beaune)

Towns classified as Recommended Detours

Chatillon-sur-Seine: See tourist guide

National Monuments

Bussy-Rabutin Chateau

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Chateauneuf-en-Auxois: See tourist guide

Flavigny: See tourist guide

UNESCO world heritage sites

Fontenay Abbey: See tourist guide

Grand Sites of France