Burgundy Holiday in Burgundy
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You will find the Domaine Ange Gardien in the South of the Burgundy, the Saône-et-Loire départment (71). The domain is situated in the community of Sailly, about 40 kms from Chalon sur Saône, 15 kms from Cluny and 13 kms from Taizé. It is a 5 hour drive from Calais, 3 hours from Basel or Geneva.

The Southern Burgundy is a region with great spiritual heritage. No less than 253 Roman churches and chapels can be counted, amongst them the very famous Abbey of Cluny. Very well-known too, the International Community of Taizé and the Buddhist temple '1000 Bouddhas'.

Who has not heard of the very famous vineyards, birthplace of the great Burgundy wines. Live the life of the people in Burgundy. Follow the small country roads, the 'Routes des Vins', meet the growers and taste their wines. Enjoy your lunch in one of the many restaurants, where you can et a 3 or 4 course meal for about 12 to 15 Euros.

Wander on one of the 500 special circuits, or cycle on the green paths (voies vertes) which are only open to cyclists and roller-skaters. You can play golf on one of the seven courses in the area. Numerous rivers invite you to go fishing or swimming.

Be amazed by the beautiful landscapes, visit historic towns like Chalon, Tournus and Cluny and villages like Mont St. Vincent and la Vineuse, all with their own typical architecture. Buy some fruit at the local 'marché'. Discover unexpected treasures at those so very French 'marchés aux puces', the flea markets..



Castle of Cormatin
Vineyards in autumn
Local market