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.


The archaeological site of Bibracte

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At the top of Mont Beuvray, covered with 1,000 hectares of forest, a large Gallic town has been uncovered by archaeologists. Surrounded by ramparts, Bibracte was the capital of one of the most powerful peoples of Gaul, the Eduens. Today classified as Historic Monuments and Sites and Grand Site of France, Bibracte is the subject each year of excavation sites welcoming researchers from all over Europe, open from June to October.

Photo credit: Daniel Fouilloux / MRW Zeppeline Bourgogne

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Mont Beuvray

Latitude : 46.93218
Longitude : 4.04752

Tél. : +33 (0)3 85 86 52 35 et réservation des visites guidées au +33 (0)3 85 86 52 40
Mail :  

Hours and prices

Free access all year round. Guided tours from mid-March to mid-November, every Sunday and every day during the school holidays.


Château de Couches known as "Marguerite de Bourgogne"

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The Château de Couches known as Marguerite de Bourgogne is listed as a Historic Monument. This beautiful medieval fortified castle, built in the 11th century by one of the lords of Couches, can be visited (free visit), from its keep to the underground passages through the Maitresse tower, the chapel, the vegetable and medieval gardens, its romantic park and its tasting cellar.

Health information:
Respect for barrier gestures and the maximum number of people per building as specified via the posting on the site.

Photo credit: Château de Couches - Frédéric Sartiaux

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71 490 COUCHES

GPS coordinates:
Latitude: 46.8624822
Longitude: 4.58608721

Tel: 33 (0) 3 85 45 57 99
Mail : 

Equipped meeting room

Hours and prices

October, november : group visit by reservation

Opening in 2021 :

- Until July 1st from 2pm to 6pm
- From July 1st to August 31st from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm
- After August 31, open only on weekends

Prices: free visit

  • Adults: 6 €
  • Children: 4 €

Prices : free visit + wine tasting

  • Adults : 10 €

Château de Sully

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More than a castle, a home! The Château de Sully has been the home of the Mac Mahon family since the 18th century. Still inhabited by the Duchess of Magenta and her children, the castle opens its doors for a timeless moment during a guided tour of the furnished interiors or simply for a free stroll in the park and vegetable garden in permaculture. Birthplace of Marshal & President of Mac Mahon, the visit is punctuated by family anecdotes and historical facts!

Health information:
Online reservation on our website, wearing a mask required inside.

Photo credit: Château de Sully in Burgundy

Practical infos

4 Rue du Château 
71 360 SULLY

Coordonnées GPS :
Latitude : 47.011279
Longitude : 4.470576

Tél. : +33 (0)3 85 82 09 86
Mail :  

See the website

Hours and prices

Open from April 3rd to November 1st, 2021
Thursday to Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5 pm (last admission 4 pm)
-> start of guided tours at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm

Reservation required: Online ticketing

Prices :

  • Adult: 8.90 €
  • Child: 4 €
  • Family: 25 € (for 2 adults and 2 to 5 children from 3 to 12 years old)
  • Discovery Pass: free
La Boulaye

The Buddhist Temple

Himalayan style, the Buddhist temple Paldenshangpa de la Boulaye was founded in 1974 by a Tibetan lama. Raised on three levels, it hosts gigantic statues of Buddhas and many vibrant paintings of colors. Stroll through its garden adorned with colorful banners and a stupa, a pyramid-shaped Tibetan cult monument. All year round, you can visit the park, the temple gallery, the shop and attend rituals with songs and music at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Photo : copyright Paldenshangpa La Boulaye

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Palden Shangpa
Château de Plaige

GPS coordinates

Latitude: 46.7548285
Longitude: 4.1390602

Tel: +33 (0)3 85 79 62 53
Mail :  
See the Buddhist Temple website  

Hours and prices

Daily: 2 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. July - August: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Visit of the outdoor site from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Temple rituals at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Saint Émiland

Château d'Épiry

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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.

Photo credit: Château d'Epiry

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9 Route de Saint-Pierre

Latitude: 46.880093
Longitude : 4.493222

Tel.: +33 (0)3 85 49 65 25 ou au +33 (0)6 81 36 30 84

Spoken English
Permanent guided tours (no self-guided tour) in French
Car park

Hours and prices

Summer opening 2021:

  • April 4th, 5th and from the 15th to the 25th.
  • May 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 13th, 23rd, 24th, 29th and 30th.
  • June 13th, 19th and 20th.
  • From July 1st to 14th.
  • From August 25th to September 19th (including Heritage Days).

Opening Hours :

From 1 pm to 7 pm

European Heritage Days 2020:

  • September 18th and 19th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1.45 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Open by appointment, all year round for groups of 10 people minimum.


  • € 7 / adult
  • 5 € / per person for groups of more than 10 people
  • 3.50 € / student and school
  • 2 € / less than 10 years old

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.

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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

Opening of the castle in 2021 :

  • From 1st July to 14th July 2021.
  • August From 23rd August to 31st August 2021.                                          
  • September From 1st September to 19th September 2021.

European Heritage Days: 18th and 19th September 2021.

Entrance to the park 8 €.
5 € for organised groups of more than 10 people.
Free for people from 0 to 17 years old.

Opening hours: 10am - 12pm / 3pm - 7pm

Departure of the guided tours of the castle: 10am / 11am / 3pm / 4pm / 5pm / 6pm

Duration of the tours: about 1 hour

Besides these dates the castle is open on appointment:

Tel : +33 (0)6 78 83 36 94 & Tel : +33 (0)6 84 98 28 76


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.

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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.


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.

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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