Situated in the Côte d’Or, mid-way between Paris and Lyon, the chateau is easily accessible by the A6 or by the TGV train. It is in the centre of the three principal wine regions – Chablis, the Loire and the Côtes de Nuits and Beaune, adjacent to the Morvan Natural Park and the market town of Saulieu is 15km away.
Beautiful, unspoilt villages and towns are abound in the Auxois and the Morvan, the two regions which envelop the village. The local supply town is Saulieu, 13 km to the west, where there is a Saturday morning market, numerous restaurants and a fabulous Basilica.
Avallon, Semur-en-Auxois, Flavigny–sur-Ozeron (as seen in Chocolat), Chateauneuf-en-Bourgogne and Nolay are other small towns or villages worth exploring. At the heart of the Burgundian vineyards, Beaune, the ancient seat to the Dukes of Burgundy, boasts colourful roofs and acts as a perfect base for wine tastings.
Burgundy has always been known for its elegant châteaux, family homes which have evolved over the centuries. Those most worth visiting locally are Bussy Rabutin, Commarin, Sully-en-Bourgogne, Époisses, Bazoches and Chateauneuf.
Certain abbeys and religious sites are also a must to visit, in particular Fontenay (where Cyrano de Belgerac was shot), Vézeley, Citeaux, and Cluny, which is further to the South.
Burgundy is bursting with activities, including horse riding, tree climbing, golf and even balloon riding - one of the best ways of seeing this wonderful unspoilt countryside is from the air.
A taster of events on offer in the region include regular brocantes (car boot sales) in surrounding towns and villages, the Fete de la Musique (21 July) Cajun Nights (start August) in Saulieu, and Musical Encounters at Vezelay (end August).
Activities available nearby include swimming, golf, horseback riding, ballooning, fishing, flying and day trips to other nearby chateaux.