Historic Highlights

The historic highlights of the Burgundy wine region include the Hospices de Beaune with its dazzling tiled roof, l’Abbaye de Fontenay and the Romanesque basilica at Vézelay.

The monastery of Cluny has a story to tell, as do the grand châteaux such as Cormatin and Ancy-le-Franc. Celts, Romans, the glorious days of the Dukes of Burgundy – there’s a variety of historic places to discover all over Burgundy.

www.hospices-de-beaune.com
museum in Beaune

www.musees-bourgogne.org
an information site for museums in the region

www.larochepot.com
a fortress-castle located close to Beaune

www.chateaudesully.com
a grand Rennaissance chateau with beautiful gardens at Sully

www.chateau-savigny.com
a chateau and former fortress with fine wines and restaurant

http://www.chateauderully.com
a medieval fortress set amid vineyards between Beaune and Chalon sur Saone

www.abbayedefontenay.com
one of the oldest Cistercian monasteries in Europe

www.bussy-rabutin.monuments-nationaux.fr
the château boasts a decoration designed by Roger de Rabutin, count of Bussy

www.museeniepce.com
the Niepce Museum is one of the oldest museums devoted to photography and its history

www.citeaux-abbaye.com
today about 35 Cistercian monks live in the Abbey, visitors are welcome

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