Unusual escapade in Auxois
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1 day / 0 night
From 15 to 48 persons
ThemesArts and craft
Cultural events and festivals
Gastronomy – Cooking
Heritage – Museums
Places of remembrance
Medieval and Cistercian lands with red roofs and pink granite, the Auxois “Pays d’Art et d’Histoire” will enchant you with its history.
Choose to live this unique day or combine it with other experiences in Burgundy.
This atypical day will make you discover the know-how of our very tasty sweets, plunge into the history of the medieval city of Semur-en-Auxois, continue by the discovery of the workshop of the famous glazed tiles or a wine production. Finish in the heart of the forest in the oldest preserved Cistercian abbey in the world. In a magical atmosphere, stroll through Fontenay Abbey, illuminated by more than 1000 candles under Gregorian chants.
Arrival in Flavigny-sur-Ozerain.
Visit of the Anise factory, where all your senses will be captured, by the freshness of the anise perfume and its spicy touch, as well as by the invasive noise of the sweets rolling in the copper basins, of the Anise museum, two beautiful vaulted rooms of the abbey welcome the small museum where illustrations dating for some from 1828 are revealed.
Then discover the crypt of the Anis, a vestige of the former abbey church and a true testimony of the medieval period, Gallo-Roman, Romanesque and Gothic art are revealed in a handkerchief.
Free time in the medieval city.
Lunch in Semur-en-Auxois.
Guided tour of the beautiful medieval city with its four-towered keep, the collegiate church of Notre-Dame and its charming alleys.
Afterwards, we propose two visits presenting the Burgundian know-how over several generations:
Visit a tile factory, one of the last in activity in Burgundy, discover the craft hidden behind its glazed tiles, emblematic of traditional Burgundian architecture.
Visit an organic wine estate, from the vines to the winery.
Share a unique moment with the producer during a tasting of his wines.
Traditional Burgundian dinner.
Continue with an exceptional evening in the heart of Fontenay Abbey for an atypical visit. Wander through the cloister, the scriptorium, the chapter house and the Abbey’s boiler room, all lit up with over 1000 candles.
Each of these spaces will be dressed in specific melodies, corresponding to the “Hours” of monastic life.
A vocal ensemble will offer its medieval songs and polyphony and Gregorian chants.
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