15 days in Rhone & Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

15 days in Rhone & Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

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1
Lyon
— 3 nights
2
Baume-les-Messieurs
— 1 night
3
Beaune
— 4 nights
4
Montbard
— 2 nights
5
Auxerre
— 3 nights

3
nights
Lyon

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste and Vieux Lyon will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Lyon with an excursion to La Roche de Solutre in Solutre-Pouilly--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais, wander the streets of Place des Jacobins, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and visit The Presqu'ile.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lyon route planner.

Montreal, Canada to Lyon is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Baume-les-Messieurs.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

La Roche de Solutre
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

1
night
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs ©
Baume-les-Messieurs is a commune in the Jura department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.The village lies within the most extensive of the steephead valleys of the Jura escarpment, the Reculée de Baume. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Domaine Berthet-Bondet, head outdoors with Cascade de Tufs, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Reculee de Baume-les-Messieurs, and finally get engrossed in the history at Abbaye Imperiale de Baume-les-Messieurs.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Baume-les-Messieurs driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Lyon to Baume-les-Messieurs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Beaune.

Things to do in Baume-les-Messieurs

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Domaine Berthet-Bondet
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Cascade de Tufs ©
Cascade de Tufs
Abbaye Imperiale de Baume-les-Messieurs ©
Abbaye Imperiale de Baume-les-Messieurs
Domaine Berthet-Bondet ©
Domaine Berthet-Bondet

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nights
Beaune

Beaune ©
The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Cormatin and Abbaye Saint-Philibert. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon and Chateau du Clos de Vougeot. Change things up with these side-trips from Beaune: La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel (in Salins-les-Bains), Cascades du Hérisson (in Menetrux-en-Joux) and Collegiale Notre-Dame de Dole (in Dole). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Notre Dame, see the interesting displays at Le Cassissium, and do a tasting at Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Beaune road trip planning site.

You can drive from Baume-les-Messieurs to Beaune in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Beaune, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montbard.

Things to do in Beaune

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Abbaye Saint-Philibert, Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion, La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel, Le Cassissium, Chateau du Clos de Vougeot
Highlights from your plan
Chateau du Clos de Vougeot ©
Chateau du Clos de Vougeot
Abbaye Saint-Philibert ©
Abbaye Saint-Philibert
Chateau de Cormatin ©
Chateau de Cormatin

2
nights
Montbard

Montbard ©
Montbard is a commune and subprefecture of the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne region in eastern France.Montbard is a small industrial town on the river Brenne. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Genest, get engrossed in the history at MuseoParc Alesia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Fontenay, and finally examine the collection at Musee Municipal. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Bussy-Rabutin, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Sylvain Bouhelier, and then don't miss a visit to Chateau Ancy-le Franc.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Montbard tour builder site.

Drive from Beaune to Montbard in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Auxerre.

Things to do in Montbard

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Musee Municipal, Chateau of Bussy-Rabutin, Eglise Saint-Genest, Domaine Sylvain Bouhelier, MuseoParc Alesia
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MuseoParc Alesia ©
MuseoParc Alesia
Abbaye de Fontenay ©
Abbaye de Fontenay
Chateau of Bussy-Rabutin ©
Chateau of Bussy-Rabutin

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nights
Auxerre

Auxerre ©
Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. Guédelon and Basilique Sainte Madeleine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau de Bazoches and Chablis Vititours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Auxerre: Chateau de Saint-Fargeau (in Saint-Fargeau) and Eglise Saint-Marien de Mezilles (in Mezilles). There's more to do: do a tasting at Les Caves Bailly Lapierre.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Auxerre trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Montbard to Auxerre takes 1.5 hours. In June in Auxerre, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Auxerre

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Domaine Clotilde Davenne, Chateau de Bazoches, Guédelon, Chateau de Saint-Fargeau, Chablis Vititours
Highlights from your plan
Chablis Vititours ©
Chablis Vititours
Guédelon ©
Guédelon
Chateau de Bazoches ©
Chateau de Bazoches