A concentrate of French history and a necklace of medieval jewels! In the heart of Burgundy, the Côte-d'Or is home to the medieval city ofFlavigny-sur-Ozerain, among the most beautiful villages in France, Semur-en-Auxois andSaulieu, or even the castle of Bussy-Rabutin, whose count was a cousin of Mme de Sévigné. InMontbard, it is necessary to visit the museum Buffon and its park dedicated to the great naturalist, friend of Diderot, and the great forge, built by the naturalist count, now the museum of the Forges and the Century of Enlightenment. There is also Bèze, elected the favourite village of the French, and its caves that can be discovered by boat. AndDijon, his palace of the Dukes, his cathedral and... his mustard! In the oldest mustard factory in Burgundy, you will discover the know-how of the mustard maker who grinds the seeds with a stone grinder. Another heritage diamond, Beauneits collegiate church and its hospices. The Côte-d'Or had a life before the Middle Ages. As proof, the Celtic testimonies at the Châtillonnais museum, and of course Alésia, Gallic memory.
In addition to all this wealth, the Côte-d'Or offers its countryside. You can practice hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, sailing on the lakes, fishing, walking on the natural site of the springs of the Seine, the banks of the Burgundy Canal or the Morvan Mountains. Finally, the Côte-d'Or is a small paradise for lovers of good wines who will appreciate the Clos de Vougeot and the great wines of the Côte de Nuits.

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When to leave? In the Côte-d'Or, the climate is favourable from early June to the end of September, while the coldest months are January and February. November and December are often covered. This is for hiking and outdoor recreation. For the rest, if the high tourist season is summer, the tourist reception remains active all year round. No off-season! You will always find very good restaurants, open museums, as well as the wine growers' cellars in the Côte-d'Or. The parc animalier de l'Auxois is open every day from early March to mid-November. As soon as the weather is fine, discover the Côte-d'Or to the rhythm of the water, on the Saône or along the Burgundy Canal, which crosses the department from one end to the other.

If you want to enjoy the activities around the grape harvest or the autumn colours on the vineyards, let the summer pass for a wine tourism stay and why not attend the hospice sales of Beaune (mid-November). The tourist route of the Grands Crus is marked by well-chosen gastronomic stops. As for the caves of Bèze, they can be visited, on foot or by boat, from May to September every day, as well as in April and October every weekend

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