gîte les martins en Puisaye

rural gite in Puisaye ( Burgundy )

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Puisaye, nature and walks
Pays de Guédelon - Bourgogne buissonnière

The Puisaye offers preciously preserved scenery in unchanged nature.

Numerous walks on time trodden Puisaye paths to discover lakes, forests, secluded groves and hedges, home to inestimable quantities of flora and fauna.



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sites, tourist attractions, museums, curiosities

chateau-ratilly Château de Ratilly: during summer, painting and sculpture exhibitions, concerts and musical courses can be enjoyed as well as pottery classes.

chateau-guedelon Guedelon medieval site: discover this medieval site, the building of a castle with original materials and tools as in the manner of times gone by in the centre of Puisaye in Burgundy.

saint-fargeau Saint Fargeau castle and farm with its historical theme evening show: more than 1000 years old, the Saint Fargeau castle is the most important historical site in Puisaye Forterre, and also each summer is the venue of an amazing open air show.

druyes-fontaines Druyes les Belles Fontaines castle and springs: a well known medieval site in Burgundy. It was constructed at the end of 12th century by the Nevers Counts.

aubigny Aubigny underground quarry: a major tourist attraction in Burgundy. Quarry workshops are open to visitors.

musee-colette Colette museum: take a literary walk into the life and times of Colette. A photo collection of this well known author; taken at different times of her eventful life, show the many different sides of her personality.

musee-son Sound museum: unique in Europe with its public collections and theme. The museum exhibits a collection of more than 100 phonographs, radios and mechanical musical instruments.

musee-laduz Art and popular traditions museum: an exceptional history of rural life, meeting place, exhibitions, animations and training courses…

musee-villiers Puisaye history museum: a gentleman’s period house of the 18th century which presents multiple Puisaye craft and agricultural activities.

Saint-Amand, Pottery museum


Vézelay (named the 2nd Mont Michel) a place of pilgrimage and Saint Compostelle

Noyers sur Serein, a paradise for painters and nature lovers

The seven locks of Rogny – original

Arcy sur Cure caves

Wall paintings in ochre in numerous churches (12 in Puisaye)


boutissaint Boutissaint Nature Park: a remarkable nature park of 400 hectares encompassing the regions of Yonne and Nièvre. This tranquil place will seduce you with its rich fauna and flora.

train-puisaye Puisaye Forterre tourist train: tourist links between Saint Sauver and Villiers Saint Benoit.

treigny TREIGNY syndicat d'initiative: tourist office for Treigny-Perreuse. An information point for ongoing activities and exhibitions in the area...

Burgundy-eye Burgundy Eye / Reliable information for visitors : The guide to Burgundy - wines, accommodation, restaurants, attractions, activities - honest, in-depth reviews for travelers to this marvelous part of France. Written by long-time Burgundy residents David and Laurence Cogan.


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Many exhibitions and remarkable sites

metairie-bruyere Metarie Bruyere graphic art centre: a crossroads of multidisciplines which units artistes and poets from all over the world, around the techniques of engraving, lithography, typography following ancient methods.

Tremblay regional centre of contemporary art

fabuloserie-dicy La fabuloserie: unique in its kind.

Creation Potters of Puisaye

West-East Soils

The Tuilerie (kiln)

Batisse ground kilns

Many Potters

giroud olivier et isabelle giroud: Olivier and Isabelle Giroud, sculpter and céramiste, have animated numerous pottery training courses in Ratilly castle.. notre amitié vous guidera vers leur atelier, l'orangerie, situé tout près de Vienne, dans l' Isère. The area and their work merit a visit...

obsidiane françois boddeart: Site of Obsidiane editions - 11 Rue André Gateau 89100 Sens Tel: 03 86 96 52 18.

temps-fait le temps qu'il fait: Editions Le temps qu'il fait. Literature, art, photography.


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sporting activities

Tennis at Treigny

Club ULM à Treigny

Bathing, sailing and riding at Bourdon Lake

parc-aventure Folie wood adventure park: discover the forest from above. An adventure trail in the tree tops – excitement guaranteed.

Cycle stadium, canoeing/kayak in Vezelay

Mountaineering, rafting in the Morvan

Waterskiing in Vaux


abloisirs Activity centers: Open Air Park on the banks of the river Cure, a magnificent river which originates in the Morvan. Open all year.


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concerts, shows, events

Throughout the year, in particular summer, the Puisaye offers abundant musical and theatre shows

addim-89 addim 89: Regional association for the development and practice of Music and Danse in Yonne. Open to the public, particulars, musicians, dancers and associations...

crjb Burgundy Jazz Regional centre: information of current jazz and music in Burgundy. Teaching ressourses, training, creation, production and jazz diffusion in the region.

atelier-son Atelier du son : offre aujourd’hui l’ensemble des solutions audios professionnelles, du studio à la sono, du sound design à la captation des sons du monde.


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terroir products

panier-treigny Paniers de saison: young market gardeners based in Treigny, propose ‘direct selling points’ of organic vegetables delivered one a week.

The Puisaye and its surroundings are rich in delicious products :

Goat cheeses, honey, cider, walnut oil, sweet chestnuts, foie gras (duck/goose liver) cherries, organic vegetables to find in browsing local markets (Saint Sauveur, Saint Amand, Saint Fargeau, Toucy..), and of course well known wines, (Chablis, Sancerre, Epineuil, Pouilly…) and the most delicious (Saint Bris, Irancy, Coulanges, Chitry…).

You should taste the different specialities, gougeres, strawberry, tarte au fras, mentioned on numerous occasions in Colette’s books.


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