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Activities

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TOURS OF BURGUNDY from LA BORDE with your own car. Please ask for more information :

1) Medieval Burgundy – One day tour (193km): Noyers sur Serein; Abbey of Fontenay; Château of Ancy-le-Franc; city of Tonerre.

2a) Vines and Vintages (95km): Auxerre (Cathedral & Abbey); Chablis (winetasting in the numerous cellars and visit of the Obédiencerie), Irancy/Saint Bris le Vineux (vineyards); Bailly-Lapierre cellars (4 hectares of underground quarries, Burgundy Crémant)

2b) Vines and Vintages (114km): Pontigny (Cistercian Abbey); Ligny le Chatel (village); Chablis (winetasting in the numerous cellars and visit of the Obédiencerie); Château de Béru (winegrowers)

3) Caves and Castles (114km): Grotte d’Arcy sur Cure (caves of the mid-to-late Palaeolithic period), Vézelay (classified UNESCO heritage: Saint Magdalene Basilica 9th century)

4) Tour of ‘La Puisaye’ within 30km from La Borde: Toucy (medieval town center); Saint Sauveur (house and museum of the famous french writer Colette); Treigny (Guedelon Castel and Ratilly Castle); Saint Fargeau (15th-17th century Chateau; Mural paintings 12th century in several churches

5) Colette’s House (20km) settled in the village of Saint-Sauveur en Puisaye, native village of the famous author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954), the renovated House and garden in which the author was born and lived for 17 years and the Colette Museum propose a literary walk in the univers of this famous French author.

 

GOLF :

Domaine de Roncemay, 18 holes at 20km https://www.roncemay.com/en/golf/practical-information.html

 

HOT-AIR BALLOON TRIPS leaving from LA BORDE :

Please ask us for more information about  hot-air balloon trips, organized from La Borde.

 

TOURIST INFORMATION:

TOURIST OFFICE AUXERRE: http://www.ot-auxerre.fr/index.php?lg=en

TOURIST OFFICE : https://www.puisaye-tourisme.fr/

YONNE TOURISME : www.tourisme-yonne.com/

 

TASTING OF BURGUNDY WINES :

Private tasting at La Borde :

On demand, winetasting by David and Lynne Hammond or Thierry Prat to discover Burgundy wines through tasting of a blend of several different varietals. Please contact us for more information and reservation.

Guided visits trough the vineyards :

Half day guided visits by minivan www.chablis-vititours.fr through the Chablis or Auxerrois vineyards as well as by 2CV www.aucoeurduvin.com and renting electric bicycles or scooters www.e-bikewinetours.com/

Full day tours by private chauffeur & guide: Nick Borland

Full day tours by private chauffeur & guide: https://www.bourgogne-gold-tour.com/fr/wine-tours-3/on-the-way/

Free visiting of nearby vineyards at Irancy, Coulanges, Chablis or Auxerrois and the Caves of Bailly.

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