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Culture of Burgundy. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Fontaine du parc Darcy à Dijon There are many projects of global significance among cultural and historical attractions of Bourgogne. The Basilica of St Magdalene is situated in Vezelay; it is the unique religious monument that impresses with its grandeur and beauty. The Cistercian Abbey is located in Fontenay; it’s another monument of world importance, which is associated with many interesting stories. Yonne is famous for its medieval buildings. There you can see two fabulously beautiful castles, Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc and Chateau Guedelon.
1.Travelers deciding to buy local wine as a souvenir are highly recommended to go to one of the wineries. All of them have specialty stores, where customers are offered to taste interesting … Open
Dijon is very interesting in terms of sightseeing, so the usual walk along its ancient streets can turn into a fascinating tour. Palais Ducal has remained one of the main symbols of the city for many years. Currently it is the seat of the Museum of fine and applied arts. It's worth noting that all exhibits of the museum once belonged to owners of the castle. One of the oldest towns in the province is Avallon; in the 15th century it was surrounded by great protective wall. Some elements of defensive structures have been preserved to the present day. Hundreds of curious tourists come there to admire the historic monument. Tour Gaujard built in 1438 is considered one of the most beautiful fortifications.
The influence of the Roman past is clearly seen in Bourgogne; one of the most spectacular monuments of the Roman Empire can be found in Autun. We are talking about the Roman gate, which has miraculously managed to survive to the present day in its original form. The picturesque town of Nevers is also noteworthy; the charming Place Carnot would be the starting point for sightseeing tours around the town. Near the square there is the ducal palace of the 15th century, which has experienced a lot of renovations during its long history. Today, the facade is decorated with exquisite sculptures. Copyright
French Bourgogne is situates on the border between northern and southern Europe. A considerable part of its territory is occupied by pristine lakes and rich vineyards; many world famous … Open
The main character of ancient Bon is the hospital with an unusual name Hotel Dieu. Built in the 15th century, it has a large and incredibly beautiful patio. The annual wine auction attracting fans of Burgundy wines from all over the world is held there. Magnificent ducal palaces and ancient abbeys, majestic castles, numerous museums and art galleries represent the versatile cultural heritage of Bourgogne.
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Public palaces near Burgundy
♥   Palace 'Château de Châteauneuf' , 26.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palais des ducs et des États de Bourgogne' , 58.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Burgundy
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de Beaune, Beaune, 34.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Saint-Vincent, Chalon-sur-Saône, 46.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Sainte-Bénigne, Dijon, 57.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Abbaye de Fontenay, Montbard, 65.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Vézelay, 66.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Sacré-Cœur, Paray-le-Monial, 69.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Abbaye bénédictine de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, Cluny, 71.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Burgundy and near

Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay

From the series “The Most Interesting UNESCO Sites in France”
The Abbey of Fontenay is the oldest surviving Cistercian monastery in France. It was founded in 1118. Its foundation was due to the rapid growth of the order. The 12th and 13th centuries were the heydays of the monastery. It has been falling into disrepair since the Hundred Years' War. The monastery was sacked by the army of the English conquerors during the war period. It lost almost all of its valuables. Less than 20 monks lived in the dilapidated monastery at the beginning of the 18th century. … Read further

Basilica and hill of Vezelay

From the series “The Most Interesting UNESCO Sites in France”
A well-known religious landmark is located in the charming Burgundian village of Vezelay. This is the Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene. It has remained the most important pilgrimage center in Europe for hundreds of years. The very first Benedictine abbey was founded in Vezelay in the 9th century. The very first monastic monasteries were founded on these lands much earlier. But they were destroyed as a result of the invasion of the Arabs and Normans. The abbey became a famous pilgrimage center in the 11th century. It was officially announced that the holy relics of Mary Magdalene were transferred to it during this period. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Burgundy

Culture guide to Burgundy. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Burgundy: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Burgundy. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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