Archaeologicol site of Chassey le
The "Camp de Chassey", known under the name of "Camp Romain" lies on a
narrow plateau which is bordered by rocky outcrops and strengthened by
defense constructions from the bronze age.The excavations from 1865
gave evidence of a neolithic civilisation, coming from the
mediterranean area : the "Chasséen".
There are also remnants of a gallo-roman sanctuary.
Guided tour of the site on sundays.
An exhibition of excavated neolithic objects is shown in hotel
But the most important things found in the 19th century are kept in
the following museums : Musée Rolin in Autun,
Musée Denon in Châlon sur Saône,
and Musée Régnier in Mont Saint Vincent.
Within an hour's drive from the hotel, you could discover another
. The "Rock of Solutre"
( A 60 Km )
A geological phenomenon, with prehistoric relics,also made famous
by former french president François Miterrand who ritually
climbed it for about 40 years as a pilgrimage .
Not far away is the village of Chardonnay, which gave its name to one
of the most famous grapes used to make Burgundian wine.
Burgundy is dotted with magnificent chateaux and monuments.
The Beaune Hospices ( 20 km ):
A medieval hospital, the world's most famous and beautiful
hospital, founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, and roofed with superb
geometric multicoloured tiles .
An annual auction of wines takes place here each November to raise
funds for the hospital.
The Château of Rochepot ( 18 km ):
A visit to the famous 13th century Chateau at Rochepot is not to be
missed. Perched on its outcrop of solid rock, it is one of the most
photogenic in France.
At the end of the 19th century, Colonel Sadi Carnot, then owner of the castle, carefully
restored it as it had been partially destroyed during the French Revolution.
The fortress is entered via a drawbridge. Once inside, the visitor will see the chapel,
the guards'room, the imposing kitchen, the "Chinese Room" and many rooms with painted murals and Gothic and Renaissance furniture.
Le châteaux de Couches (13 km)
- The elegant and magnificent castle of Marguerite de Bourgogne
has been standing a few miles from Couches for ten centuries.
The castle was to become an impressive fortress of the 12th century.
St Louis's grand daughter, Marguerite de Bourgogne, Queen of France, is said
to have lived there in her late years, accused of adultery by her husband,
King Louis X le Hutin, and repudiated by him.
- Other castles : Rully (10 km), Sully (30
Cormatin (46 km).