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Exploring the cultural heritage of Burgundy ...

Near Lain


The old village of Druyes les Belles Fontaines and its fortified castle built in the 12th century.

The medieval construction site in Guédelon on which a 13th fortified castle is being built using the tools and technics of the Middle Age time.

The Ratilly Castle built in the 13th century, its art pottery workshop and exhibition.

Ratilly castle

St Fargeau castle

St-Sauveur en Puisaye , the the Colette Museum is devoted to the great writer born here in 1873.

The wall paintings in Moutiers Church (12th century), and the Bâtisse Pottery founded in the 18th century.

The St-Fargeau Castle (15th century) with its historical sound and light show and the Sound Reproduction Museum.

The Moderm and Contemporary Art museum in the Tremblay Castle at Fontenoy

St-Amand en Puisaye, famous pottery village with a lot of workshops and Pottery museums ...


Don't forget ...

The medieval town of Auxerre with its rich heritage : the Cathedral of St-Etienne (13th to 16th century), the ancient abbey of St-Germain (crypt with 9th century frescoes and merovegian tombs) , many 16th, 17th and 18th half timbered houses and town houses.

The Cistercian Abbey of Pontigny, founded at the beginning of the 12th century and known as the second daughter abbey of Citeaux.

Chablis at the heart of the major wineyard producing Chablis wine.

The Basilica Sainte Madeleine of Vézelay, a masterpiece of Romanesque art. The village is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site : ramparts, countless ancient houses. Near Vezelay, Bazoches Castle, which belonged to Marechal de Vauban, Louis XIV's expert in fortification. From these sites, a large panorama on the Regional Natural Park of the Morvan.

Avallon, ancient city dominating the valley of the Cousin.

Montréal and Noyers sur Serein : preserved medieval fortified small towns classified as France's Most Beautifull Villages. Ramparts, countless ancient houses, Museum of naive painting.

The grottoes of Arcy sur Cure, with traces of prehistoric paintings.

The Forges of Buffon in Montard and the Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay, UNESCO's World Heritage Site.

and last but not the least, ...

near the Loire river, Sancerre with its famous wineyard, La Charité sur Loire, Rogny les Sept Ecluses, Briare with its famous bridge, built by Gustave Eiffel to span the Loire river.


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Last updated: January 9th, 2010
Jacques Elziere - Art'Monie - 89560 LAIN - FRANCE