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Sports

  • Hiking - 1500 km signposted hiking paths/routes
  • Mountain biking - 2000 km signposted cycling paths/routes
  • Horse riding - 500 km indicated tracks
  • Fishing, swimming, canoeing (Lac de Pannecière and Lac des Settons)
  • Rafting
  • Golf (Autun: 9 holes, Nevers: 18 holes)

Culture

  • Historical sites and museum Bibracte (Mont Beuvray)
  • 'Grand site de Vézelay' with its Unesco protected basilica and surrounding historical villages
  • Autun - old roman village with amphitheatre
  • Guédelon - medieval building site
  • Bazoches Castle (famous Vauban architects)

For the kids

  • Child friendly lakes, playgrounds, ...
  • Cardoland - real life dinosaurs replicas
  • Medieval building site Guédelon
  • Tree Top Challenge
  • Parc de l'Auxois - animals, swimming, playground, ...

Music

  • During the summer, plenty of festivals and concerts take place in the historical churches and villages

Food and drinks

  • Vineyards and wine routes: Vézelay - Irancy - Chablis - Beaune ...
  • Infamous Charolais meat
  • Typical Burgundy kitchen, with escargots, Boeuf Bourguignonne, Coq au vin, Poulet en Pintade fermier, Tournedos de Charolais and of course andouillette
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