52 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

52 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

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Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Auxerre
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Auxerre
— 6 nights
Drive
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Nevers
— 8 nights
Drive
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Autun
— 7 nights
Drive
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Cluny
— 4 nights
Drive
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Baume-les-Messieurs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Besancon
— 8 nights
Drive
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Belfort
— 6 nights
Train
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Dijon
— 9 nights
Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Toronto

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Auxerre

— 6 nights
Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. Explore Auxerre's surroundings by going to Vezelay (Basilique Sainte Madeleine & Musee Zervos), La Fosse Dionne (in Tonnerre) and Bazoches (Eglise Saint-Hilaire & Chateau de Bazoches). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Chablis Vititours, don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Ancy-le Franc, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Pierre.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Auxerre trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Auxerre is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Auxerre is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Auxerre. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nevers.

Things to do in Auxerre

Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Nevers

— 8 nights
Nevers is the prefecture of the Nièvre department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in central France. Change things up with these side-trips from Nevers: Musee de la Mine (in La Machine), Belvedere de Saint-Andelain (in Saint-Andelain) and Tour de l'Horloge (in Decize). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Instant Nature, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Sainte Marie, relax in the rural setting at Le Safran du Nivernais Morvan, and contemplate the long history of Porte du Croux.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nevers holiday builder site.

You can drive from Auxerre to Nevers in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Nevers are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Autun.

Things to do in Nevers

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Autun

— 7 nights
Autun is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. Venture out of the city with trips to La Rochepot (Domaine Guy Fouquerand & Chateau de La Rochepot), Angie Le Feu de l'Eau (in Saint-Martin-du-Puy) and Lac des Settons (in Montsauche-les-Settons). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Croix de la Liberation, learn about winemaking at Chateau de Chamirey, make a trip to Moulin Sorine, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Rolin.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Autun online trip planner.

You can drive from Nevers to Autun in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daytime highs in Autun are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cluny.

Things to do in Autun

Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Cluny

— 4 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Cluny: Romaneche-Thorins (Touroparc Zoo & Hameau Duboeuf), Chateau des Broyers (in La Chapelle de Guinchay) and Paray Le Monial (Hotel de Ville, Chapelle de Romay, &more).

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cluny road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Autun to Cluny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Baume-les-Messieurs.

Things to do in Cluny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Baume-les-Messieurs

— 3 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Baume-les-Messieurs: Musee de la Boissellerie (in Bois d'Amont), Les Planches-pres-Arbois (La Cascade des Tufs & Reculee des Planches) and Pont des Capucins (in Arbois). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Reculee de Baume-les-Messieurs, contemplate the long history of Villa Palladienne, get great views at Belvedere des Roches, and stroll through Cascades du Hérisson.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Baume-les-Messieurs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cluny to Baume-les-Messieurs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Besancon.

Things to do in Baume-les-Messieurs

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Besancon

— 8 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Besancon: Source du Lison (in Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne), Point de vue du Moine (in Renedale) and Salins-les-Bains (La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel & Chapelle Notre-Dame-Liberatrice de Salins-les-Bains). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to La Citadelle de Besancon, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation, relax and rejuvenate at Massages & bien-etre, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Besancon vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Baume-les-Messieurs to Besancon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Belfort.

Things to do in Besancon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Belfort

— 6 nights
Belfort is a city in northeastern France in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté région, situated between Lyon and Strasbourg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfort: Eglise Saint-Michel des Breseux (in Les Breseux), Via Ferrata des Echelles de la Mort (in Charquemont) and Luxeuil-les-Bains (Musee du Combattant de la Haute-Saone & Basilique Saint-Pierre). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Place d'Armes, get outside with Lac Malsaucy, don't miss a visit to Belfort Citadel & The Lion of Belfort, and admire the striking features of Immeuble du Lion Peugeot.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfort trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Besancon to Belfort in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Dijon.

Things to do in Belfort

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Dijon

— 9 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dijon: Abbaye de Fontenay (in Montbard), Abbaye de Saint-Vivant (in Curtil-Vergy) and Parc de l'Auxois (in Arnay-sous-Vitteaux). Dedicate the 31st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, make a trip to Place de la Liberation, explore the world behind art at Palace of the Dukes, and stroll through Owl's Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dijon trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Belfort to Dijon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dijon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dijon

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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