Which castles should you visit in Burgundy?

Which castles should you visit in Burgundy?

Burgundy-Franche-Comté is home to more than 500 castles, making it one of the most popular regions for lovers of old stones, heritage and history. 
In Burgundy alone, there are more than 350 famous buildings.

Each Burgundian castle has its own style: from Gothic to Neo-Gothic, from Neo-Renaissance to Henri II or Louis XIII, there is something to suit every taste.

Discover why Burgundy is famous
Beyond its wine heritage, discover its fantastic treasures! 
Discover our selection of what we consider to be the must-see buildings and other attractions that make this part of France so attractive.


Selection of castles to visit in Burgundy

If there is one castle that is an absolute must, it is Germolles Castle, which is in very good condition. You can admire the remains of the Dukes of Burgundy, testimony to the splendour of the era on the eve of the Renaissance. The same goes for the Château de Sully, which is excellently preserved and maintained.

The fortress of Berzé-le-Châtel in Saône-et-Loire, with its 14 towers and Carolingian chapel, is also worth a visit. The châteaux of Coraboeuf and Commarin in Côte-d'Or are also worth a visit.

For the 16th century, be tempted by a visit to Tanlay Castle or the Ducal Palace of Nevers. More recently, the Syam Castle, a 19th century folly, is a must-see if only for its incredible collection of tapestries and panoramic views of the period. Take advantage of your trip to visit the magnificent Château de Savigny-lès-Beaune, built at the end of the 17th century and listed in 1968 for its façade and roof.

Finally, we recommend the Château de Rochepot, a 12th-century Burgundian Gothic castle that was completely restored in the 19th century. It is located about 15 km south-west of Beaune.

Each of these buildings has its own special features, but they all bear witness to the incredible richness of Burgundy and its local culture.

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Take the time to discover Burgundy

In addition to these magnificent treasures, which demonstrate the richness of Burgundy's heritage, we recommend that you take the time to discover the region's assets in greater depth.

Where can you relax in Burgundy? And what are the first Burgundy specialities to try? To soak up the peace and quiet of the region, we recommend a stroll in the Morvan Regional Natural Park or along the canals of Burgundy that criss-cross the region.

You can also opt for the tranquillity of the many abbeys, monasteries and churches, or stop off at one of the magnificent vineyards of the Côte-d'Or. As far as gastronomy is concerned, in addition to the great wines, you can try the excellent cheeses or charcuterie specialities such as Jambon Persillé, Andouillette de Chablis, Rosette, blood sausage or Burgundy terrine.

A real feast for the eyes and the palate!