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“A Burgundian Castle”

Chateau de Brancion
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$524.52*
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Private panoramic helicopter tour of the Southern Burgundy Castles
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A Burgundian Castle”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Its well worth making a side trip in the countryside to visit the Chateau. Not only do you see a medieval castle once owned by the Dukes of Burgundy you have a perfect view over the surrounding countryside. You can hire an audio cassette from the information office that will take you step by step through the ruins and its history.

Visited August 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
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27 reviews
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“A little gem”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

We took a side trip on the road from Beaune to Lyon on a perfect sunny morning and discovered this perfect little gem of a village surrounding the chateau. At the top is a beautiful little church where we had the treat of hearing a harpist. From the grounds you can see all Burgundy laid out before you. It was a great, peaceful breather--and not crowded at all.

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Just perfect!”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stumbled across this ruined castle and its surrounding village quite by accident........ we spotted it while driving through the area and just had to explore.
It was delightful....... in the entrance area they had a number of "medieval" costumes available fro visitors to use. What a great opportunity to dress up as a lady of the court a jester or a noble and relive history for a few hours.
Well worth the entry fee....

Visited August 2012
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Cluny, France
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70 reviews
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“Medieval splendor”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Standing among the ruins of this medieval castle, you really feel what life might have been like in the XI century. Don't be put off by what is described as ruins, there are entire walls and rooms left in the castle. The village that surrounds the castle is quaint and a nice stroll through the streets allows one to glance into the beautifully kept gardens of each house. An important part of history that is worth visiting.

Visited June 2012
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Canada
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249 reviews
159 attraction reviews
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“Wonderfully, quaint medieval village & chateau”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

We made a spontaneous side-stop in Brancion enroute to Beaune and it was the cutest little medieval village....hidden amongst the never-ending vineyards of Burgundy.
The Brancion castle is mostly ruins but from the top of its tower, offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. We thoroughly enjoyed wandering through this small, but well maintained castle ruins. Included in the meager admission fee to this chateau, is a leaflet explaining its history and ongoing restoration efforts. Overall, this chateau and the entire village of Brancion, was such a lovely and worthwhile stop to explore during our adventures through France.

Visited June 2012
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