8 days/7 nights with 6 days walking


Any start day between may and October

We recommend you to start your tour on a Tuesday to see the market in vezelay held every wednesday


9 to 18 km daily (6 to 11 miles), averaging 12 km (7.5 miles)

Some moderate hills on some of the days.

Opportunities to shorten the walking distance through taxi transfers.
This is rated the easiest of the Randonnée walking tours.


Classic Accommodation:   US$1960


Single suppl. classic: US$520


  • 7 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Detailed route instructions and map
  • Luggage transfers
  • Area Manager available throughout the tour

You start in Vézelay, about 250 km southeast of Paris.

Travel to Vézelay requires both train and bus or taxi connections.

The fastest and easiest but most expensive routing is to take the TGV (high speed train) from Paris Gare de Lyon to Montbard, then take a taxi. In the evenings, a bus connects Montbard with Vézelay (except on Sundays and holidays).

This train and bus journey totals 2.5 hours. There are many trains each day between Paris-Gare de Lyon and Sermizelles-Vézelay. A change of train is required plus a short taxi ride from the station to the town centre. This journey takes between 2.5 and 3.5 hours.

Randonnée Tours

France

 

Burgundy Walking 8 Days
Take this rich and rewarding walk to experience authentic France, close up. Set off on a journey of exploration of the land, its people and history. Walk deep into the heart of France. Begin in Vézelay, spectacular, perched, and unforgettable, with its immense basilica of stunning interior lightness and stone carvings of such liveliness that they speak to us today. Your ultimate destination is Auxerre. This ancient Roman city crowds cathedrals among half-timbered houses. In between, contemplate gentle kilometres of walking, and a stellar line-up of accommodations.


 

Hôtel de la Poste et du Lion D'Or,
Vézelay
This former post office has been renovated into a charming hotel. The rooms have great views and the hotel restaurant has an excellent reputation.

Chateau Vault de Lugny

Château Vault de Lugny,
Vault de Lugny
With 100 acres on the banks of the Cousin River, this
historic 16th century luxurious chateau even has a moat and medieval tower.  Rooms are decorated with tapestry, fine antiques and beamed ceilings.

Hostellerie des Clos

Hostellerie des Clos,
Chablis
This comfortable and charming mansion dating from the 12th century is in the heart of a vineyard. It has individually decorated bedrooms as well as a large restaurant opening onto impressive gardens.

Hôtel Le Parc des Maréchaux

Hôtel Le Parc des Maréchaux,
Auxerre
Very close to the centre of Auxerre, the historic hotel, private park and pool are surrounded by hundred year old trees. 


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