Was once the residence of Marshal de Vauban, (1633-1707) military engineer under Louis 14th.
Many areas, many cities have a fort, a place, a rampart or a prospect built or arranged by this famous French (that is the case of almost three hundred fortified towns and military works disseminated in our country).
Vauban is probably the man who made the more lasting impression on the French landscape. www.chateau-bazoches.com
World heritage site by UNESCO,high place of christianity during the Middle Ages, Vézelay, much visited due to the cult of saint Magdalen relics, became a meeting point for the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella in Spain. its Basilica Saint Magdalen undeniable masterpiece of romanesque art. The medieval town has preserved its ramparts, its gates and its battlement and the terrace of the former castle where one may discover a remarkable panoramic view over the Morvan Sceneries.
Into the heart of earth among galleries, luge rooms with superb decorated ceiling and lakes. A fantasy where natural forma shaped by water into limestone look like fantastic animals evolving among fabulous landscapes. Open April to November : www.grottes-arcy.net
World heritage site by UNESCO, The Fontenay Abbey is one of the oldest Cistercian monasteries in Europe. Founded in 1118 by St Bernard in a marshy Burgundy valley, the abbey has not change its magnificient Romanesque style. Today, Fontenay attracts more than 120,000 visitors from around the world. www.abbayedefontenay.com
Its famous cathedrale St-Lazare, its roman theatre, gaulish fanum, roman arches, several museums… www.ville-autun.fr
In the 2nd and 1st centuries BC, at the end of the Iron Age, a large Gaulish town stood on Mont Beuvray.Surrounded by ramparts, Bibracte was the capital of one of the most powerful peoples in Gaul, the Aedui.
It is here that Vercingetorix was proclaimed head of the Gaulish coalition in the year 52 BC. It is also at Bibracte that Julius Caesar, the victor of Alesia, completed the writing of his "Gallic wars".
Vestige of the gallo-roman site where Vercingetorix, was arrested after a siege of several months laid by Julius Caesar : www.alesia.com
Head office of the Morvan Regional Nature Park. : eco-museum, museum of Resistance, hebularium, arboretum, tourisme informations :
They are building a castel, like they use to in the middle age : open from March 10 to November 2nd 2008. www.alesia.com
Museum about Marshal de Vauban in his hometown : www.vaubanecomusee.org
Avallon and Château-Chinon
At Montjalin near Avallon
Vézelay vineyard , Chablis Vineyard, côtes de Beaune, côtes de Macon