The Medieval construction site of Guédelon, the Basilica of Vézelay, the vineyards of Chablis,
the city of Auxerre and many other treasures to discover ...

We provide you with suggestions to let yourself be charmed and invite you to discover Burgundy
our lovely department of Yonne, the Puisaye or the Morvan.

A rich tourist and cultural heritage: castles and legends, scenic spots and local stories
museums and relics of the past, vineyards and local attractions.

We propose some ideas to seduce you and invite you to discover our department.

We will be happy to advise you in the selection and organization of your visits !

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The arts

Terroir and Burgundian Gastronomy to discover during your stay at Château de Ribourdin


History and Culture

Quai d'Auxerre, town of Art and history, 10 minutes from the Château de Ribourdin, Charming Guest House

Auxerre, City ​​of Art and History

Auxerre offers its visitors a rich architectural and historical heritage.

Visit the old town and its old districts: the district of "Marine" and the magnificent Place Saint-Nicolas, the district of "l'Horloge" and Saint-Pierre district. Strolling through streets and lanes, you will find beautiful half-timbered houses

Discover the Saint-Etienne Cathedral and Saint-Germain Abbey, monastic millennium almost intact including its crypts ninth century that have the oldest murals France.

Whether following the walking tour "Cadet Roussel" illustrious personage Auxerre, using audioguide or onboard electric shuttles, do not miss visiting Auxerre!

Some Passionate restore and revive the mill of Migé: visit and mill operations, technical and demonstration of grinding grain.
The Château de Guédelon, a visit not to be missed during your stay in Puisaye

Chantier médiéval de Guédelon

A crazy project ... An extraordinary adventure ... A visit not to be missed!!

In the heart of Puisaye, in Yonne, Burgundy, a team of fifty people have taken on an extraordinary feat: to build a castle using the same techniques and materials used in the Middle Ages.

The wood, stone, earth, sand and clay needed for the castle's construction are all to be found here, in this abandoned quarry. Watched by thousands of visitors, all the trades associated with castle-building - quarrymen, stonemasons, woodcutters, carpenters, blacksmiths, tile makers, basket makers, rope makers, carters and their horses - are all working together to complete the castle.

Work on the site began in 1997 and is scheduled to take 25 years to complete.

St Fargeau Castle and its historical show

With over 1,000 years of age, St Fargeau Castle is the main historic site in Puisaye Forterre. Each summer, it is also the scene of a stunning historical show.

Ballad in the Middle Ages: guided tour of Noyers-sur-Serein

George, the guide in medieval clothes will make you discover the architecture of the thirteenth century and hidden treasures (access within a defense tower) of Noyers-sur-Serein, vilage ranked among the most beautiful in France. You can admire a collection of armor and children can be photographed with shields and albardes. In 2010, the guide was honored with the medal of tourism.

Duration of circuit :1 to 2 hours.
On request, evening tour with minimum 10 people.

By phone at 03 86 82 61 75.
On site: 12 rue du racquet or 7 bis rue des Terreaux, 89310 Noyers sur Serein.
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Noyers-Sur-Serein, one of the most beautiful villages in France

Classified among the "most beautiful villages of France" Noyers is a preserved medieval city.

78 houses, aristocratic mansions of the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries, bourgeois houses with wood sides or single houses of winemakers have been classified or registered as a historical monument.

Walk the cobbled streets of Noyers, discover its arcaded squares, towers defenses and the panorama from the top of the old castle is back in time and enjoy the charm of old stones and the stories they tell.

In season, the city offers cultural quality animations, musical events, festivals, concerts, artists, galleries, museums and naive folk art ...
The Château de Bazoches, at the gates of the Morvan Regional Natural Park

Avallon and its surroundings

Discover Avallon, its granitic promontory, its ramparts which overlook the lush terraced gardens and the Cousin Valley which opens at the foothills of the Morvan.

Visit the Castle of Bazoches where Vauban imagined his fortresses, the castle of Chastellux, owned by the same family since 1000 years or the medieval village of Montreal.
The Basilica of Vézelay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 40 minutes from our guest rooms

Vézelay and its basilica

Faced with mountains of Morvan, atop a steep hill, the Basilica of Sainte-Madeleine, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, watches majestically on the winegrowers' houses and Renaissance mansions. This masterpiece of Romanesque and restored in the nineteenth century by Viollet-le-Duc art, made of Vézelay a place of pilgrimage and a starting point to Compostela.

Tonnerre and its surroundings

Discover Tonnerre, its beautiful washhouse of the Fosse Dionne, the "Hotel-Dieu" one of the oldest buildings hopitaliers in Europe or the history of the Chevalier d'Eon

Visit the Castles of Tanlay, Ancy-le-France, Meaulnes, Quincy Abbey, the Priory of Vausse.
the Abbey of Fontenay, to discover during your stay at the bed and breakfast of Château de Ribourdin

The Fontenay Abbey

Declared World Heritage by UNESCO, Fontenay Abbey is one of the oldest Cistercian monasteries in Europe. Founded in 1118 by Saint Bernard in a marshy valley of Burgundy, Abbey crossed over eight centuries without the not change its magnificent Romanesque architecture. With the exception of the refectory was demolished, all the rooms are perfectly preserved: the church, the dormitory, the cloister, the chapter house, the cooker, the monks' room and forge.

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