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 (guided, audio-guided or self-guided tours), from its keep to the underground passages passing by the Maitresse tower, the chapel, the vegetable gardens and medieval, 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

Open from 10/07 to 31/08/2020, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week.

Prices :

  • Adult guided tour: € 9
  • Children's guided tour: 5 €
  • Groups guided tour: 8 € per person (from 10 people)
  • Audio guide adults: € 8
  • Children's Audio Guide: € 5
  • Groups audio guide: € 7

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.


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).

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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

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 2020:

  • from July 1 to July 12 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • from August 24 to September 18 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m

European Heritage Days 2020:

  • September 19 and 20 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

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.

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