Discover our beautiful town of Auxerre +
Discover the secrets of Auxerre and its region on video and photos
Chateau of Guédelon, “the Making of a castle” +
In the heart of Puisaye, in Yonne, Burgundy, a team of fifty people have taken on an extraordinary feat: to build a castle using the same techniques and materials used in the Middle Ages.
The wood, stone, earth, sand and clay needed for the castle's construction are all to be found here, in this abandoned quarry. Watched by thousands of visitors, all the trades associated with castle-building - quarrymen, stonemasons, woodcutters, carpenters, blacksmiths, tile makers, basket makers, rope makers, carters and their horses - are all working together to complete the castle.
Vézelay, the « eternal hill » +
Vézelay and the Vézelien: Burgundy in all its diversity, with treasures like its sumptuous Romanesque basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built on the top of the “eternal hill”. A place where time seems to have stood still. And yet, what could be more vibrant than this multi-faceted land, popular for its subtle wines, renowned gastronomy, range of outdoor activities, diverse cultural heritage where traditions meet modernity, active monastic community, beautiful unspoilt countryside, and array of festivals and events that take place throughout the year?