Chateau de Châteauneuf-en-Auxois

Chateau de Châteauneuf-en-Auxois

Chateau de Châteauneuf-en-Auxois
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WilsR77
Charlottesville, VA21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I have always seen this castle lurking off to the side of the road on our drive down into the heart of Burgundy Country from Paris and this year I finally decided to make a day trip of visiting. We came in the off season so most everything was closed except for the castle itself but the town was extremely charming and beautiful and the castle was an excellent visit. A great half day for folks who love exploring history and beauty.
Written 22 January 2020
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chrischtl33
52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Family
Good for a short day trip. Awesome village. The inhabitants really care for the look. Lots of roses and other plants in front of the houses.
The medieval castle is in good shape and the prices for the tour(s) are appropriate.
No dogs allowed in the castle.
View is stunning. Several tours to walk from the parking lot, sign is installed right there.
Don't forget to visit the church: L’Eglise Saint-Philippe et Saint-Jacques

Written 12 June 2022
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Grumo
New York City, NY1,074 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Beautiful setting and lovely appointed rooms and great furniture. Our visit in October 2023 coincided with renovation which might b e on for another year or so. Still worth seeing.
Written 26 October 2023
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Steve D
Divonne-les-Bains, France819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 • Couples
I think what impressed me most about this small castle was its presence as you passed by a few kilometers away in the car. It stands on a hillside and sort of compels you to visit.
At only 5 euros it’s a bargain.
It’s furnished and take you back in time but to be honest I have seen many more grandeur buildings than this.

Still I recommend a short visit
Written 29 July 2020
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Janet B
Weimar, CA120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2012 • Family
This chateau is visible on a hill on the right side of autoroute 6 on your way to Paris, right before the exit to Dijon. Anyone who has driven this autoroute knows there are very few exits compared to freeways in the US, so it takes some courage to leave the freeway to visit some of the attractions that are clearly marked with signs as you pass them (I was afraid we wouldn't be able to get back on the autoroute again). But we passed this chateau on our way to Chamonix, and it looked so incredible I was determined to see it on the way back. The visit turned out to be easy. We left the freeway at the Dijon exit, paid our toll and took the first right after the small parking lot by the toll booth. At this point we just followed the white signs for Chateauneuf.
The visit cost 5 Euros for adults, free for kids. They didn't have a lot of the chateau open but we did get to see the main hall, the chapel, some bedrooms, an interesting Medieval bathroom and the view from the battlements was incredible. The small Medieval town that surrounds the chateau was interesting, and there was a nice cafe where we had coffee and these incredible dessert waffles. There are a few tourist stores that sell medieval items (wooden swords and shields, plastic knights) and some incredibly beautiful pottery created by local potters. The little town is cute to walk around and there were other sites to walk to but unfortunately it was pouring rain, so we couldn't go far. This castle is exactly the way you would picture a Medieval castle to look and the views of the surrounding countryside make it well worth a visit if you are traveling on the A-6. The following are links to my Tout page where I have posted some 15 second video clips of our visit:
http://www.tout.com/m/955khe
http://www.tout.com/m/26tvj5
http://www.tout.com/m/p8ldv5
http://www.tout.com/m/3is6az
http://www.tout.com/m/45urje
Written 21 July 2012
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WorldtravelerZAR
Toronto, Canada112 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2017 • Couples
We drove to Chateauneuf having left Abbaye de la Bussiere and keen to see the castle that sits imposingly at the top of the hill. Unfortunately for us we arrived just as it was closing for lunch. After being told that we could not visit as it was only opening again at 2pm we asked (very politely) to have a quick look at the view from the opening in the castle walls. There were still people milling around so it seemed that having a quick look through the ramparts would not be a huge problem especially as we insisted on paying even for this quick look. This is when French beurocracy becomes an issue and the woman who was in charge of the tickets (and clearly of access to the castle as well) became very officious and told us in no uncertain terms that this was not allowed.

A quick photo later (and I will not defend my defiance here) she ordered me and my husband to leave which we obligingly did. This is where it became a very unpleasant experience. She followed me and my husband out of the castle in an aggressive manner. When I pointed my phone at her and took her photo (as she was very angry) she came at me with her hand raised and both of us thought she was going to hit me. My husband was right at my side and would have pushed her away had she actually connected a blow with her fist.

This should never happen in a public place and I would advise people to beware of going to this tourist site if it happens to be at closing/ lunch time. If there had been a moat I think she may have thrown me in it! Her behaviour seems so out of keeping with our experiences to date in France (and we are here often) and was a shock to us both. Appalling display of aggression in a public employee.
Written 6 July 2017
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Lisa Y
Bath, PA121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2014 • Family
The innkeeper where we stayed recommend we visit this gem of a medieval town and we were so glad we took his advice. Driving up a small country road, we came upon it--perched on a hill--and the beauty of it was breathtaking. Amazingly, we were able to drive all the way up the small winding street, and there were parking spots near the restaurants and small shops. We did not take the tour of the Chateau. Quite honestly there was so much to see and explore in the pedestrian area that there wasn't time. We enjoyed some crepes at an outside café instead, and just absorbed the ambience of this amazing place. There were very few tourists there besides us. I've attached some pictures showing some of the character and beauty of this little gem.
Written 14 January 2015
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AJF14
London, UK31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The views from the chateau are wonderful and the visit around it is well worth making, it is a charming place. However eateries around are at most average and there is a distinct wasp problem!
Written 30 August 2019
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Annabellacottonsocks
Redhill, UK209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2017 • Couples
Chateauneuf - en - Auxois is described as one of the most beautiful villages in France and we were certainly not disappointed. The combination of the picturesque buildings, the gardens and planters full of colourful flowers, the lovely old stonework and the random self seeded flowers (especially the Hollyhocks) make it a joy to wander through the village streets.
There are various walks from the village too and we enjoyed a half hour stroll through deciduous woodland, in the shade but with the sun filtering through the trees.
We followed a sign to a cross and a viewpoint and were faced with a panoramic view over the surrounding countryside.
In the village there are several places to eat and we had a delicious salade et frites lunch at the hotel/restaurant adjacent to the Chateau.
We then visited the Chateau (it closes from 12.30 - 14.00). There is an entrance fee of €5 but we felt it was worth this. You are provided with a brief written guide (in English) and there is information (in French) in all the rooms. Only part of the Chateau has been restored and is open to the public, but that has been done sympathetically and is well maintained. There is also an exhibition charting the history and restoration work and this information is presented in French, English and German. There is plenty to see and learn here.
We spent about four and a half hours in the village and had a thoroughly enjoyable day.
Written 27 June 2017
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dlteagan
Spokane, WA75 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
We got there about 30 minutes before the lunch break, but they would not let us buy tickets until after lunch... 2 hours in the future. We heard it was nice... we didn't take the time to wait around.
Written 17 May 2017
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