17 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

17 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

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Chablis
— 2 nights
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Montbard
— 2 nights
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Solutre-Pouilly
— 3 nights
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Baume-les-Messieurs
— 2 nights
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Besancon
— 3 nights
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Beaune
— 4 nights
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Chablis

— 2 nights

Golden Gate of Burgundy

Chablis is a town and commune in the Yonne department in Burgundy in north-central France.
Get out of town with these interesting Chablis side-trips: Chateau de Saint-Fargeau (in Saint-Fargeau) and Basilique Sainte Madeleine (in Vezelay). On the 7th (Thu), spend a day of historical exploration at Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Chablis Vititours, steep yourself in history at La Fosse Dionne, and appreciate the history behind Cadet Rousselle Statue.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chablis driving holiday planner.

Paris to Chablis is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montbard.

Things to do in Chablis

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Montbard

— 2 nights
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. On the 8th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Abbaye de Fontenay, appreciate the history behind Statue de Vercingetorix, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Bussy-Rabutin, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau Ancy-le Franc. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Marche Couvert d'Avallon, explore the historical opulence of Forteresse de Thil, then pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Notre-Dame de Semur-en-Auxois, and finally get engrossed in the history at MuseoParc Alesia.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Montbard itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chablis to Montbard takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Solutre-Pouilly.

Things to do in Montbard

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Solutre-Pouilly

— 3 nights
Solutré-Pouilly is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Solutre-Pouilly: Paray Le Monial (Musee du Hieron, Parc Du Moulin Liron, &more), Chateau de Cormatin (in Cormatin) and Abbaye Saint-Philibert (in Tournus). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at La Roche de Solutre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of Cluny, meet the residents at Touroparc Zoo, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chasselas.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Solutre-Pouilly trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Montbard to Solutre-Pouilly in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Baume-les-Messieurs.

Things to do in Solutre-Pouilly

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Baume-les-Messieurs

— 2 nights
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. On the 13th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Reculee de Baume-les-Messieurs, then stop by Cremerie Comtoise, then admire the sheer force of Cascades du Hérisson, and finally don't miss a visit to Routes des Lacs. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Grand Lac de Clairvaux and then examine the collection at La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Baume-les-Messieurs travel planner.

Getting from Solutre-Pouilly to Baume-les-Messieurs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Besancon.

Things to do in Baume-les-Messieurs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Besancon

— 3 nights
Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Besancon: Musee Gustave Courbet (in Ornans), Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (La Saline Royale) (in Arc-et-Senans) and Chateau de Joux (in La Cluse-et-Mijoux). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of La Citadelle de Besancon, contemplate the waterfront views at Source de la Loue, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere de Montfaucon, and get your game on at Splatsh Paintball Club.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Besancon attractions website.

Getting from Baume-les-Messieurs to Besancon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Besancon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Beaune

— 4 nights

Wine Capital of Burgundy

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.
Explore Beaune's surroundings by going to Dijon (Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, Owl's Trail, &more). Dedicate the 18th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, stroll around Parc de la Bouzaize, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de La Rochepot, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Nicolas.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Beaune trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Besancon to Beaune takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Specialty Museums · Castles · Wineries & Vineyards