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is surrounded by the Burgundy countryside.
The fortified medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois is just a five-minute drive, a ten-minute bike ride, or a half hour’s walk.
The town has a population of nearly five thousand.
It hosts an open-air fresh food market on Sundays, and has a wide range of shops and services, including three supermarkets, a good choice of restaurants, a cinema, and a beautiful church and theatre.
Les Langrons is also near to the new Muséoparc d'Alésia at Alise Sainte Reine
surrounding area, the Auxois district, is the heart of central
Burgundy. It is a region of rolling hills, small stone-built villages,
lush vegetation, and a wealth of wildlife .
The area abounds in remarkable historical monuments, and also has plenty of opportunities for sports and activities.
Within a half hour’s drive, one can visit the former Abbey of Fontenay (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the site of the battle of Alésia in 52 BC, the turning event of the conquest of the Gauls by Julius Cæsar, the châteaux of Bussy-Rabutin and Lantilly, and the ancient hill town of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain.
|There are numerous walking paths, including a 13-kilometre track going directly past the entrance to Les Langrons.
Ten minutes away, the Lac du Pont offers swimming, water-skiing and boating.
Tennis and horse riding are both available in Semur-en-Auxois.
Three golf courses of various sizes are within thirty minutes’ drive.
|There are many interesting cities and landmarks within an hour’s drive
of Les Langrons.
Dijon, the former capital of the Dukes of Burgundy and the region’s administrative and gastronomic capital, has an excellent fine arts museum housed in the Palais des Ducs de Bourgogne. The walking streets of the town centre boast extensive shopping opportunities including the famous Maille Grey Poupon Mustard shop.
Dijon is one of the glories of the French gastronomic tradition, known throughout the world for its mustard, blackcurrant liqueur, gingerbread, etc...
|Beaune, the commercial hub
of the Burgundy wine trade, has a famous
ancient hospital and wine museum. The Hospices de Beaune are not
to be missed with the impressive courtyard, hospital ward,
pharmacy, and kitchens.
Beaune is also an excellent town for shopping.
The drive from Dijon to Beaune takes one through the famous vineyards of Burgundy (the slopes of Beaune and Nuits-St-Georges).
Don't miss a visit to the Chateau de Clos de Vougeot, home to the world's most famous wine appreciation group, the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin.
|Auxerre is also less than an hour’s drive. Once the capital of lower
Burgundy, it is a town on the banks of the river Yonne with a historic
cathedral and good shops.
Vézelay, known as the eternal hill, from where St. Bernard preached the second crusade (another UNESCO World Heritage Site) is also nearby and worth a visit.
The Morvan nature reserve is a lake region of outstanding beauty, where one may swim, hike, or ride horses.
Mary Canning Collins, Les Langrons, rue Creux Neuf, 21140, Villars Villenotte, France
Tel : 00 33 (0) 380 973 699, Tel: 00 33 (0) 673 902 959
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