Château d'Ancy-le-Franc - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Château d'Ancy-le-Franc

Château d'Ancy-le-Franc is a Renaissance-style château of the 16th century located in the town of Ancy-le-Franc in the department of Yonne, in France. The site was originally occupied by a 12th-century fort, which survived until the end of the sixteenth century. The château is currently owned by a private company, Société Paris Investir SAS, which undertook its restoration, and recognition as a national historical monument.

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Fontenay Abbey

Fontenay Abbey

22.64km from Château d'Ancy-le-Franc

Fontenay Abbey in Burgundy was founded in 1118 by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, a leading French saint, and is the oldest preserved Cistercian abbey in the world. it was declared World Heritage by Unesco. The Abbey is decorated with a landscaped park which was listed in 2004 as a "Remarkable Garden" by the National Council of Parks and Gardens. The Abbey welcomes 100,000 visitors each year who come to admire the beauty and purity of architecture unspoiled for 900 years.

Musée du Pays Châtillonnais

Musée du Pays Châtillonnais

32.3km from Château d'Ancy-le-Franc

The Musée du Pays Châtillonnais, or Trésor de Vix, formerly called the musée archéologique de Châtillon-Sur-Seine, was created in the late nineteenth century and is managed by the community of communes of the Pays Châtillonnais. The museum houses the finding of the Vix Grave, and especially the famous Vix krater, dated to circa 500 BCE and testifying to the links between the Gauls and the Greeks at that period.

MuséoParc Alésia

MuséoParc Alésia

35.1km from Château d'Ancy-le-Franc

The Muséoparc Alesia is a museum and exhibition center at Alise-Sainte-Reine in the Côte-d'Or department in the Région Burgundy in France. The center opened on March 23, 2012. It stands in the open field where 52 BC. The three-story building has a diameter of 52 meters. Its cylindrical shape is supposed to symbolize the encirclement of the Gauls by the Romans.

Château de Bussy-Rabutin

Château de Bussy-Rabutin

35.92km from Château d'Ancy-le-Franc

A simple fortified house built in the twelfth century by Renaudin lord of Bussy in a wooded valley near the archaeological site of Alesia. Historical Monument in 1862, it is owned by the state since 1929 and the building is managed by the National Monuments Center. Further restoration of the building has been carried out since the 1970s.

Caves of Arcy-sur-Cure

Caves of Arcy-sur-Cure

36.03km from Château d'Ancy-le-Franc

The caves of Arcy-sur-Cure are a series of caves located on the commune of Arcy-sur-Cure, Burgundy, France. Some of them contained archaeological artifacts, from the Mousterian to Gallo-Roman times. Some hold remarkable parietal art, the second oldest presently known after those of the Chauvet cave. Another notable characteristic of these caves is the time-long series of pollen, related to determined and consistent archaeological levels. Listed monument Historique in 1992, they are partially op

Parc de l'Auxois

Parc de l'Auxois

43.96km from Château d'Ancy-le-Franc

The Park of Auxois is a zoo and leisure park located at a place called Le Foulon in the town of Arnay-sous-Vitteaux. In 2018, it welcomed 125,000 visitors. The zoological park is the most important part of the establishment and has around 500 animals of 90 different species. There are also several domestic breeds of poultry raised and offered for sale.

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Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is a region of east-central France, created in 2016 through administrative reorganisation from Burgundy and Franche-Comté.It is well known for its rich history and diverse scenery, the region stretches from the rolling Burgundy wine country in the west, to the Jura mountains and Swiss border in the east.

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