52 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

52 days in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Itinerary

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Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Auxerre
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Auxerre
— 6 nights
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Nevers
— 8 nights
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Autun
— 7 nights
Drive
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Cluny
— 4 nights
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Baume-les-Messieurs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Besancon
— 8 nights
Drive
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Belfort
— 6 nights
Train
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Dijon
— 9 nights
Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Toronto

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Auxerre

— 6 nights
Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. Explore Auxerre's surroundings by going to La Fosse Dionne (in Tonnerre), Vezelay (Basilique Sainte Madeleine & Musee Zervos) and Bazoches (Eglise Saint-Hilaire & Chateau de Bazoches). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Chablis Vititours, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Ancy-le Franc, don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville, and get outside with ParisJump.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Auxerre online road trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Auxerre is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Toronto to Auxerre, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Auxerre. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Nevers.

Things to do in Auxerre

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

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Nevers

— 8 nights
Nevers is the prefecture of the Nièvre department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in central France. Change things up with these side-trips from Nevers: Belvedere de Saint-Andelain (in Saint-Andelain), Tour de l'Horloge (in Decize) and Musee de la Mine (in La Machine). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Instant Nature, relax in the rural setting at Le Safran du Nivernais Morvan, contemplate the long history of Porte du Croux, and head outdoors with Les z'accroches.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nevers holiday builder site.

You can drive from Auxerre to Nevers in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Nevers are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Autun.

Things to do in Nevers

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Autun

— 7 nights
Autun is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. Venture out of the city with trips to La Rochepot (Domaine Guy Fouquerand & Chateau de La Rochepot), Angie Le Feu de l'Eau (in Saint-Martin-du-Puy) and Lac des Settons (in Montsauche-les-Settons). There's still lots to do: get outside with Croix de la Liberation, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale St-Lazare, indulge in some personalized pampering at Le Cube Massages & Spa Vinesime, and make a trip to Moulin Sorine.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Autun online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Nevers to Autun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Cluny.

Things to do in Autun

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Cluny

— 4 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Cluny: Romaneche-Thorins (Touroparc Zoo & Hameau Duboeuf), Chateau des Broyers (in La Chapelle de Guinchay) and Paray Le Monial (Hotel de Ville, Chapelle de Romay, &more).

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cluny road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Autun to Cluny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Baume-les-Messieurs.

Things to do in Cluny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Baume-les-Messieurs

— 3 nights
Baume-les-Messieurs is a commune in the Jura department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.The village lies within the most extensive of the steephead valleys of the Jura escarpment, the Reculée de Baume. Change things up with these side-trips from Baume-les-Messieurs: Musee de la Boissellerie (in Bois d'Amont), Pont des Capucins (in Arbois) and Les Planches-pres-Arbois (La Cascade des Tufs & Reculee des Planches). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Reculee de Baume-les-Messieurs, contemplate the long history of Villa Palladienne, get great views at Belvedere des Roches, and don't miss a visit to Cascades du Hérisson.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Baume-les-Messieurs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cluny to Baume-les-Messieurs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Besancon.

Things to do in Baume-les-Messieurs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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Besancon

— 8 nights
Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Besancon: Point de vue du Moine (in Renedale), Salins-les-Bains (La Grande Saline - Musée du Sel & Chapelle Notre-Dame-Liberatrice de Salins-les-Bains) and Source du Lison (in Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to La Citadelle de Besancon, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Musee du Temps et Palais Granvelle, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Massages & bien-etre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Besancon trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Baume-les-Messieurs to Besancon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Besancon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Belfort.

Things to do in Besancon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Belfort

— 6 nights
Belfort is a city in northeastern France in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté région, situated between Lyon and Strasbourg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfort: Eglise Saint-Michel des Breseux (in Les Breseux), Via Ferrata des Echelles de la Mort (in Charquemont) and Luxeuil-les-Bains (Musee du Combattant de la Haute-Saone & Basilique Saint-Pierre). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Etang des Forges, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Christophe de Belfort, head outdoors with Lac Malsaucy, and examine the collection at Musee de l'Aventure Peugeot.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Belfort online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Besancon to Belfort takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Belfort can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Dijon.

Things to do in Belfort

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

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Dijon

— 9 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dijon: Parc de l'Auxois (in Arnay-sous-Vitteaux), Abbaye de Fontenay (in Montbard) and Abbaye de Saint-Vivant (in Curtil-Vergy). Dedicate the 31st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, don't miss a visit to Place de la Liberation, explore the world behind art at Palace of the Dukes, and enjoy the sights with a stroll at Owl's Trail.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dijon itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Belfort to Dijon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dijon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dijon

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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