Castles and sites

La Bourgogne regorge de châteaux dont la visite permet de retracer plus de 1 000 ans d'Histoire.
Dans l'Autunois, ce n'est pas moins de quatre châteaux qui vous ouvrent leurs portes pour vous livrer les secrets de leur architecture et de leurs habitants.

Saint Émiland

Château d'Épiry

Two stone lions guard the gate preceded by a bridge. Four round towers (13th century) protect the main building (15th, 17th century) pierced on the exterior facade of a few mullioned windows in opposition to the numerous openings on the facade of the courtyard.
The satirical gentleman Roger de Rabutin (Histoire amoureuse des Gaules), cousin of Madame de Sévigné was born there in 1618.

Practical infos

Route de Saint-Pierre, N° 9 - Épiry in Saint Emiland

Latitude: 46.8813
Longitude : 4.496906

Phone: +33 (0)3 85 49 65 25 or +33 (0)6 81 36 30 84

Hours and prices

Spring Opening 2020 : 

  • Friday, the 1st of May from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
  • Friday, 8th of May from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
  • Thursday the 21th of May from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
  • Saturday the 6th of June from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Summer opening 2020 :

  • from the 1st of July to the 12th of July from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • from the 24th of August  to the 18th of September from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • September 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Prices : 

  • 7 € per Adult
  • 5 € per person to a group more 10 people
  • 3.50 € per studiant
  • 2 € per children under 11 year old

Château de Couches known as "Marguerite de Bourgogne"

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The dungeon (12th century), the round towers (13th century), the ramparts (13th century) recalls that this castle was one of the most important strongholds in the region. The gothic chapel and the residential pavilion to the glazed tiles complete this.

Practical infos

Latitude: 46.862006
Longitude: 4.585327

Tel: 33 (0) 3 85 45 57 99

See the Château de Couches website

Hours and prices

Opening :

  • From April to September : all days from 10 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 6 pm 
    Open house or audio-guided tour until 5 pm.
    Guided tour for groups more 20 people on request 
  • From July to August : all days from 10 am to 6 pm 
    Open house or audio-guided tour until 5 pm.
  • From October to December : weekend, Public Hollidays, and school Holidays from 2 pm to 6 pm
    Open house or audio-guided tour until 5 pm.
    Guided tour for groups more 15 people on request 

Prices :

  • Open house (inside and outside) : Full price : €7 / Child : €4 (from 4 to 14 years old)
  • Audio-guided tour (French and English) : Full Price : €7 / Child : €4 (from 4 to 14 years old) / Group : €6 per person (min. 10 pers.)
  • Guided tour (June, July and August) : €8 per person / €4 per child (from 4 to 14 years old) / Group : €6 per person (min. 10 pers.)
  • Package : guided tour and wine tasting : €11
  • Package audio-guided tour and wine tasting : €10
  • Wine Tasting (5 wines)  : €5

Château de Savigny-le-Vieux

Visit the dungeon of the castle that dates back to the mid-14th century. The interior and the exterior with traces of the fortifications and ramparts are shown here. It is listed in the Inventory of Historical Monuments.

Practical infos

Savigny-le-Vieux - Curgy

Latitude: 47.00624
Longitude: 4.396517

Tel: 33 (0) 6 07 09 28 66

Hours and prices

1/08 - 31/08: Monday to Saturday: 10am - 1pm, a guided tour start every half hour.

Guided tours: adults: € 2.50, under 12 years old: free

Please, call the morning of your visit.


Château de Sully

"The most beautiful courtyard of the kingdom's castle ...". Dream of the French Renaissance, Sully and its towers are gently reflected in the water of the moats that surround it. In this beautiful timeless family castle was born the famous Maréchal de Mac Mahon, 1st Duke of Magenta and one of the first presidents of the French Republic. Today inhabited by her descendants, the Duchess of Magenta and her children, Sully breathes the history of France mixed with the joy of life. Do not miss an indulgent trip to the vegetable patch or the tasting of wines from the Chassagne-Montrachet family vineyard. Warm interior: furniture, tapestries ... English park, vegetable garden, orangery, stables. The park created in the 17th century, revised in the 18th and 19th, was redesigned by the landscape architect Achille Duchêne in the 20th century. This romantic park includes hundred-year-old orange trees in boxes, a permaculture vegetable garden and various elements such as a fishpond, a reflecting pool, a cooler, a Polish wash house and a dovecote, as well as a 12th century chapel.

Photo credit : Château de Sully in Bourgogne

Practical infos

In Sully

Latitude: 47.011279
Longitude: 4.470576

Tel: +33 (0)3 85 82 09 86
E-mail : 

See the Château de Sully website

Hours and prices

Open daily from the 29th of March to 1st to November from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Guided tours at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please note, last visit on Saturday at 3.30 p.m.



Morlet Castle

Located between Beaune and Autun, at the border between Côte d'Or and Saône-et-Loire, Castle of Morlet is relatively unknown today. The different buildings that compose it are nevertheless of interest quite remarkable. The entire park and castle are registered as historical monuments.

It a castle from the XIII century.

Practical infos

in Morlet 

Latitude: 46.9535275
Longitude: 4.5079631

Tel: +33 (0)6 84 98 28 76 or +33 (0)6 78 83 36 94
More details about the Castle on website

Hours and prices

Open in 2019:

  • The 1st, 02nd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd of June.
  • The 6th, 07th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st of July.
  • The 1st, 2nd, 17th, 18th, 24th and the 25th of August
  • The 7th, 8th, 14th and the 15th of September and the 21st and the 22nd of September during the Heritage Days.

Schedules : from 10:00 to 12:00 am and from 03:00 to 07:00 pm
Departures of the visits : 10:00 and 11:00 am, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 pm
Visit time : 1 hour

Prices :

  • €8 / Person
  • Group (more 10 people) : €5
  • Free for children under 17 years old.

Orthodoxe monastery Saint-Hilaire and John Damascene

This center was founded by iconographer and Hieromonk Father Luc Devoisin-Lagarde. It is open to visitors and has a chapel, a dining hall with frescoes, an exhibition hall, a Byzantine religious art workshop. Shop on site.

Practical infos

Le Bourg at Uchon

Latitude : 46.812764
Longitude : 4.252798 

Tél. : +33 (0)3 85 54 47 75

Hours and prices

Opening all weekend from 2 pm to 6 pm 

Free admission


The archaeological site of Bibracte

Whichever way you turn at Bibracte, you see archaeology!

In the late 2nd century BC, the Aeduan Gauls built a town on Mont Beuvray protected by a 7km rampart. This marked the birth of the oppidum of Bibracte, a political, religious and economic centre in a vast territory spanning the area between the Saône and Allier rivers.
Today, archaeological remains are coming to light in this protected natural environment sheltered by a remarkable forest, and a complete ancient town is being excavated by archaeologists and brought back to life, with its fortifications, monumental gates, public buildings and a central avenue passing through the various districts. Every year, teams from European universities carry out work on the site.

From June to September, you have the opportunity to watch archaeologists in action, discover their methods, and see artefacts being unearthed.

If you wish, a guide can introduce you to daily life in the Gallo-Roman town of Bibracte and the extensive research being carried out there.

Practical infos

Mont Beuvray -  Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray

Latitude : 46.932345 
Longitude : 4.047897

Tel. : +33 (0)3 85 86 52 35

Visit the Bibracte website

Hours and prices

The site is accessible all year.

The Museum is open from the 16th of March to the 11th of November, 2019 :

  • all days from 10 am to 6 pm
  • in July and August : to 7 pm and to 10 pm on Wednesday

The guided tours in French of the site (2 hours) :

  • From the 17th of March from the 30th of June, 2019 : Sunday, Public Holidays and during the holidays at 2:30 pm
  • In july and August : all days at 10:30 am, 02:00 pm, 03:00 pm and 04:30 pm 
  • From the 1st to the 15th of September : all days at 02:30 pm
  • From the 16th of September to the 11th of November : Sunday, Public Holidays and during the holidays at 2:30 pm

Full price (guided tour of the site, audioguide for the Museum and visit of the temporary exhibition) : 12€; reduced price: 10€ and free for children under 12 years old and for the 3rd child of a family 

The guided tours in French if the Museum (1:30 hour)

  • From the 7th of April to the 30 th of June, 2019 : Sunday at 11:00 am (except the 1st sunday of the month) 
  • In July and August : all days at 11 am (except Saturday and the 1st sunday of the month)
  • From the 1st of September to the 11th of November : Sunday at 11 am (except the 1st Sunday of the month) 

Full price : €12
Reduced price : €10
Free for children under 12 year old in family and the 3rd child in the same family 

La Boulaye

The Buddhist Temple

The Palden Shangpa Buddhist Center La Boulaye (a recognized religious congregation since 1995) was founded in 1974 by Kyabje Kalou Rinchoche, a Tibetan lama.
It offers visitors a temple and various Himalayan-style buildings, in a pleasant park adorned with colorful banners. The temple, built on three levels, features monumental Buddha statues, numerous fabric paintings (Thangkas), murals and colorful friezes. With its pyramid-shaped Stupa and fountain, this site invites you to a journey in Eastern symbolism.

A free or guided visit (on request) of the temple is proposed (access, gallery 1st floor).
Rituals with songs and music take place every morning (9h) and every evening (18h).

The Marpa building houses a shop (specialized books, Buddhist art and Himalayan handicrafts, postcards).
Possibility of internship and meditation with accommodation and catering on weekends and solar holidays (annual program on our website).

Practical infos

Palden Shangpa
Château de Plaige

GPS coordinates

Latitude: 46.7601
Longitude: 4.0315

Tel: +33 (0)3 85 79 62 53
Mail :  
See the Buddhist Temple website  
Photo : copyright Paldenshangpa La Boulaye

Hours and prices

Opening hours:
Daily: from 2 pm to 5.30 pm. In July and August: from 10 am to midday and from 2 pm to 6 pm.
You may attend the daily rituals at 9 am and 6 pm (winter time) or 7 pm (DST).

Full price: € 5 - reduced: € 3. Free under 12
Guided tour: € 7