1. CHATEAU DE VAULT DE LUGNY > AVALLON
At gate turn left, continue through Pontaubert.
At the bridge turn right into the “Vallée du Cousin”, follow directions to Avallon « Centre Ville ».
2. AVALLON > MONTRÉAL
At Avallon, first stop.
Then towards Saulieu. Just before the last traffic lights, turn left.
Head towards Sauvigny on the D957 to Montreal
Avallon : The old town, the Museum of avallonnais, the costume Museum, shops and brasseries.
Montréal : Small medieval village with a beautiful early Gothic church. Panoramic views
3. MONTRÉAL > NOYERS
Continue through Montreal. Take the 1st crossroad left onto the D11/D86 to Noyers
Of interest: Picturesque old Medieval village richly decorated with carved old timbering.
Art gallery & shops
One of the most beautiful village in France.
Good restaurant :
L’Isle sur Serein: Le Pot d’Etain (closed Sunday evening, Monday & Tuesday lunch)- Amazing wine list!
4. NOYERS > CHABLIS
In Noyers, take the D956/D91 direction Chablis.
Of interest: Restaurants, shops, wine bar, and vineyards-
Wine tasting at: Domaine Defaix , excellent producer with great wines including Grands crus
“Au fil du Zinc” (closed on Tuesday & Wednesday),
“Les Clos” open every day
5. CHABLIS > AUXERRE
In Chablis take the D965 and N65 to Auxerre.
Of interest: St-Germain’s Abbey Church with Carolingian Crypts & St Etienne’s Church.
Shopping with pedestrian Zones, Clock Tower.
“La Bourgogne” (closed Sunday & Monday)
“L’Asperule” (closed Monday & Tuesday )
“Le Jardin Gourmand” (closed Sunday & Monday)
6. AUXERRE > BAILLY
Take the N6 direction to Avallon then turn left to Bailly
Of interest: Amazing Cave with a panoramic view where you can drive with your car and have a sparkling wine tasting “Crémant de Bourgogne”.
Good restaurant by the river
“Les Tilleuls” in Vincellottes (closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
7. BAILLY > IRANCY
In Cravant take D38 for a very short time, following the direction of Irancy
Of interest: traditional Burgundian wine village of red and rosé wines
Painting workshop of the famous local painter Georges Hosotte
8. IRANCY > BAZARNES > MAILLY LE CHÂTEAU > CLAMECY
Take the direction of Vincelles , then D100 direction Bazarnes, Mailly le Chateau,Clamecy
Of interest: A very nice road following the Nivernais Canal. Saussois Rock (famous for climbing)
9. CLAMECY > VEZELAY- UNESCO world heritage site
In Clamecy take the D951 direction Vezelay.
– Very picturesque old village and ramparts constitute one of the treasures of France
– Basilica St Madeleine : one of the most beautiful Roman Churches in France
– Maison du visiteur « a prelude to experiencing and understanding the Basilica »
Musée Zervos: an amazing Art Museum with very famous collection of Picasso,
– Antiques & art gallery
Brasserie « Le Cheval Blanc » terrasse ( closed Wednesday & Thursday )
«La Terrasse» by the church – open every day
«La Fortune du Pot» traditional ( closed Monday & Tuesday )
10. VÉZELAY > VAULT DE LUGNY
Take the D957 towards Avallon and in Pontaubert, turn left direction Vault de Lugny