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Le château de Bazoches


The château de bazoches, which was first built in the twelfth century, is located in the town of Bazoches in the extreme north of the Nièvre department in Burgundy. From the château, we see the first signs of the Morvan just south of Avallon. And a little further on, the village of Saint-Père which sits under the magnificent hill of Vézelay.
Bazoche’s most famous owner was Marshal Vauban. The château is classed in the list of historical monuments since the 11th of March 1994.

official website of the Château de Bazoches

GPS: 47° 22′ 51″ N 3° 47′ 42″ E

Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Vézelay


The Basilica of St. Mary Magdalene in Vézelay is a former French Abbey built in the Yonne department of Burgundy, on the road to Vézelay, the Montjoie cross symbolizes the joy of pilgrims seeing the basilica for the first time. It is on foot that one should discover this high place of Christianity from the Middle Ages, which was an important place for pilgrims on the Way to Saint Jacques de Compostela. The tympanum in the narthex of the Basilica’s is a masterpiece of Romanesque sculpture. The basilica was classed in 1979 a historical monument and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

GPS: 47° 27′ 59″ N 3° 44′ 54″ E

Les fontaines salées

The archaeological site of the Fontaines Salées (salted fountains) is located on the outskirts of the town of Saint-Père, which straddles the village of Foissy-lès-Vézelay in Burgundy on the road N° 958. This site is beside the river Cure and is part of the northern area of the Morvan. This is where the salt springs are , they were exploited for salt baths in the Neolithic era. This site was classified as a historical monument on the of 25th January 1936 and the 14th of January 1942


GPS: 47° 26′ 57″ N 3° 46′ 39″ E