Le Champ du Four A large farmhouse for rent in Southern Burgundy Le Champ du Four is centrally located to a wide range of activities and attractions in Burgundy and neighbouring regions. Within 30 minutes, you can find yourself in: Cluny, the historic Abbey town, with its spectacular museum detailing the history of the famed Benedictine Abbey and surrounding area. Taizé, the small hilltop village which is the centre of an ecumenical community visited annually by thousands of youth pilgrims. Macon, a city with preserved medieval heart on the Saone River has a TGV train station (1½  hour train to Paris), good restaurants, cathedral, museums and a Saturday market. All major car rental firms are represented there. Paray-le-Monial, sister city of Bethlehem, with its imposing Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Beaujolais, and its charming villages and vineyards. Chateaus, including Chambertin, a 13thC furnished castle; 17thC Chateay Dree with extensive gardens and 15 other chateaus to explore. 13thC Romanesque village churches dotted throughout the region, built under the influence of the Cluny Abbey. Walking paths and bike trails along old canal tow paths and former railway lines. Markets - 12 local village markets each week with fresh produce and regional specialities. In one hour, you can also be in: Lyon, the second city of France, with its international airport and world famous culinary reputation. Beaune, a beautiful and historic city, the heart of the premium winegrowing area of Burgundy. Tournus, on the Sâone River, featuring a massive 12thC Romanesque cathedral and monthly Sunday flea market. Chalon sur Saone, birthplace of photography plus a 5ha rose garden on the Saone River. Grenoble, gateway to the Alps. Le Creusot, home to the famous quality cookware. Two hours will get you to: Geneva, to visit Switzerland, try a fondue, taste the chocolate and take a cruise on Lake Geneva. Dijon, renowned for its wine, food and mustards, plus its architecture and museums.
Charolles Cluny Abbey Cluny Market Macon Paray-le-Monial Basilica Tournus In just four hours, you can be in Paris or Italy! Of course, with its courtyard and shady lawn, it's always tempting to take the one minute journey to the farmhouse lounge chairs with a good book and a great wine.