Burgundy is a beautiful region, with small fields full of charolais cattle; lakes and wooded areas; spectacular vineyards and chateaux and three of the biggest rivers in France – the Saône, the Loire and the Doubs. There are also three canals – the canal de Bourgogne, Canal du Centre and Canal du Nivernais.
We are just off the ‘Grand Cru’ wine trail, close to Nolay, Pommard and Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. There are ‘caves’ in every surrounding town and village offering opportunities to taste and buy some of the best wine in France.
There are 3 café-bars in Epinac itself and numerous bars, restaurants and cafés in Autun, Nolay and the surrounding villages.
There are 7 golf courses in Saône-et-Loire, the nearest is at Autun.
Autun is a Roman town, with walls, buildings and an amphitheatre which hosts regular gladiatorial performances. There are other historic sites and museums throughout Burgundy, including Mont Beuvray/Bibracte (ancient Gallic city): Arcy-sur-Cure (neanderthal cave paintings); the abbey at Cluny and many more.
Walking, cycling and swimming
There are 6000km of marked trails (randonnées) in Saône-et-Loire alone. The nearest outdoor swimming pool is at Autun.
Morvan Regional Park.
This offers a huge area of lakes, woods, pretty villages and historic sites, with marked trails to help you explore and water sports on some of the lakes. There are many gastronomic opportunities, including food fairs and an annual charolais cattle festival in August.
Beaune and Autun have a wide range of shops and both hold traditional French markets twice weekly. Dijon, the capital of Burgundy, is about 45 minutes drive up the motorway.