Prosper Maufoux
  • Beaune Beaune

    Beaune

    L'Hôtel Dieu (old hospital), the Collegiate Church of Notre Dame, the ramparts

    A parliament seat in the middle ages and residence of the Dukes of Burgundy until the fourteenth century, Beaune, located in the heart of the vineyard, is now the capital of Burgundy wines and also a charming city of art and history.

  • Châlon-sur-Saône Châlon-sur-Saône

    Châlon-sur-Saône

    Museum, Cathedral, markets...

    With a great historical centre, Chalon-sur-Saône is a pleasant town located on the bank of the Saône. This town is a must : it combines culture, heritage and the pleasure of living.

  • La Rochepot et Saint Aubin La Rochepot et Saint Aubin

    La Rochepot et Saint Aubin

    Its medieval castle

    Overlooked by a castle of medieval multicoloured roofs with a splendid view of the green surroundings, la Rochepot produces excellent wines of Haute Cote de Beaune.

  • La Route des Grands Crus La Route des Grands Crus

    La Route des Grands Crus

    The Route des Grands Crus

    This 60 km long road lets you discover the most famous wine villages of Burgundy. Be charmed by the hilly countryside in the heart of the vineyards, by bike or car...

  • le casino " Joacasino Santenay" le casino " Joacasino Santenay"

    le casino " Joacasino Santenay"

    Slot machines, roulette...

    Santenay has a casino offering 154 slot machines, English roulette games, boules, blackjack, poker and Texas hold'em. A restaurant was recently opened.

  • Les restaurants Les restaurants

    Les restaurants

    Three restaurants in Santenay

    There are two restaurants on the place du jet d'eau in front of our house and a third at the heart of the Casino.

  • Montagne des 3 Croix Montagne des 3 Croix

    Montagne des 3 Croix

    On the heights of Santenay

    The "Mountain of Three Crosses" nature park, at an altitude of 521 meters, gives way to a splendid view of the vineyards, the countryside and remote areas such as the Jura or the Morvan.

  • Santenay Santenay

    Santenay

    The village, the Sorine mill

    With its thousand inhabitants, the charming town of Santenay situated at the heart of our coast around circular cliffs, is one of many places in Burgundy where you can find great Crus. Renowned for its mineral waters containing lithium and saline, Santenay has been a hydrothermal resort since 1968.

  • Vélotour Vélotour

    Vélotour

    Through the vineyards of Santenay

    With a slight difference in heught, the Beaune-Santenay cycle path allows for a nice bicycle ride through roads and wine villages with enchanting names. Take a break in a cellar for a tasting!

  • Visites Gourmandes Visites Gourmandes

    Visites Gourmandes

    Vive la Bourgogne

    Prosper Maufoux and "Vive la Bourgogne" you recommend 7 companies producing the best regional specialties and will be happy to accommodate you.

  • Voie Verte et canal Voie Verte et canal

    Voie Verte et canal

    Boating Stop

    The 'Canal du Centre' connects the Loire and the Saône. This is the ideal place to go for a stroll or cycle.

Beaune

L'Hôtel Dieu (old hospital), the Collegiate Church of Notre Dame, the ramparts

A parliament seat in the middle ages and residence of the Dukes of Burgundy until the fourteenth century, Beaune, located in the heart of the vineyard, is now the capital of Burgundy wines and also a charming city of art and history.

With its rich historical and architectural heritage, this city is known for its Hôtel Dieu, its Collegiate Church of Notre Dame, but it is also well known for its wines and its famous wine auction on the third Sunday of November.

L'Hôtel Dieu

A jewel of the city of Beaune, the Hôtel Dieu will surprise you with its impressive architecture, its history, its collections of material (5000 objects) and its famous Polyptych of the Last Judgment by Rogier van der Weyden.

It was built in 1443 by the couple Nicolas Rolin (chancellor of Philip the Good) and Guigone de Salins during a tragic episode of famine and plague. This medieval building housed the sick, until 1971, when a modern hospital was built.

This is the unforgettable, emblematic monument of the city of Beaune.

Colored glazed tile roof

Inside, you can visit:

- The "Room of the Poors" where patients were treated. This immense room (50 meters long, 14 meters wide and 16 meters high) has 28 beds in columns with red curtains and a specific architecture: arch made from the overturned hull of a ship, multicoloured sea monsters representing Hell, tiles marked with the initials of Nicolas Rolin and Guigone de Salins and the motto "Seulle" reflecting the great devotion of the chancellor of Philip the Good to his wife.

- The Chapel where the offices took place. Its location at the back of the Room of the Poors allowed patients to attend religious services without having to move.

- The St. Anne room reserved for noble patients

- The St. Hugues room featuring paintings by Isaac Moillon showing the nine works of Christ.

- The Saint-Nicolas Room : the former infirmary of patients in danger of death

- The kitchen with its huge dual-hearth Gothic fireplace and rotative kitchen spit.

- The pharmacy and the dispensary room

- The polyptych room and its famous painting of the Last Judgment, a true masterpiece of Flemish art by Rogier van der Weyden.

- The St. Louis room hosting the Tapestries of Tournai (from the early sixteenth century) and Brussels (from the late sixteenth century).

La Collégiale Notre-Dame de Beaune

Built in the twelth century, this "daughter of Cluny" is one of the last great roman churches in Burgundy. To this day, it still retains an incredible stylistic unity. A collection of tapestries recounting the events of the Virgin Mary's life is exhibited.

Its construction began in 1120 and was completed around a century later.

It is called "daughter of Cluny" because it was undertaken according to the Cluniac model and was inspired by the Saint-Lazare cathedral in Autun.

It is one of the last great roman churches in Burgundy.

Since 1840, the collegiate has been listed as an historical monument, and its presbytery since 1926.

It's possible to visit the transept, a part of the thirteenth century cloister and the chapter house.

The high altar contains the tapestries "of the Virgin Mary," which mark the transition of art from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Nineteen pictures of woven wool and silk depict the Virgin Mary's life.

The Ramparts

The actual ramparts of Beaune were built in the seventeenth century and the eight bastions in the fifteenth century. In the past they were used as defensive outer walls. You go round the ramparts (2 km) and enjoy the diverse landscape of the city of Beaune : the city centre, the periphery, the vineyard and the Montagne de Beaune.


Châlon-sur-Saône

Museum, Cathedral, markets...

The Nicéphore Nièpce museum

The Nicéphore Nièpce museum is located in Chalon-sur-Saône in the former mansion of the Royal mailcoach services, it has been built around 1750 facing the Saône. It bears the name of the inventor of photography, the institution is not therefore just dedicated to him. As a general photography museum, it attempts to explain all about the workings of a practice, since its emergence in the nineteenth century to its current developments. From the Niépce heliographs to the first colour photographs by Louis Ducos du Hauron (1868), from daguerreotype to tintype (photographs on metal performed by itinerant photographers and vendors in the nineteenth century), from analog photography to digital photography, from Pictorialism to French humanism of the 1950s, to the modernity of the New Vision in the 1930s, from street photography to the studio photography, the museum covers all of the "photographic" fields. The biggest names in photography have exhibited there: Robert Doisneau, Edouard Boubat, Lucien Clergue, Bernard Plossu, Sabine Weiss, Peter Knapp, Malick Sidibé...

The St. Vincent Cathedral

The St. Vincent Cathedral , listed as an historical monument, is the major building of the historical medieval centre of the town.

Listed as an Historical Monument since 1903, the St. Vincent Cathedral

is the former sanctuary of the diocese of Chalon. Built between 1090 and 1522, it possesses characteristics of both Roman and Gothic art

Roman Age:

- The chapels and the north and south absidioles

- The ground floor of the heart and the arms of the transepts

- The central nave arches and two side aisles

Gothic Age:

- The apse of the choir

- The Chapter House

- The chevet chapel

- The vaulted transept

It is located on the liveliest square of the old town. There are many half-timbered houses to discover. The square is a beautiful place to stroll and enjoy the sun. From here, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the beautifully restored cathedral.

The Saint Vincent market Place

Every Friday (all day long) and every Sunday morning, a market is held at Place Saint Vincent, at the foot of the cathedral. 100 traders bring the streets of the historic centre of the city to life with their stalls: ready-to-wear, linens, leather goods, footwear, haberdashery, fabrics, hats, umbrellas, cosmetics and costume jewellery, bazaar... Not to mention the food products: fruit, vegetables, cheeses, poultry, fish, household goods...

A real institution, the market has livened up the city for over 1200 years.

 


La Rochepot et Saint Aubin

Its medieval castle

Overlooked by a castle of medieval multicoloured roofs with a splendid view of the green surroundings, la Rochepot produces excellent wines of Haute Cote de Beaune.

 

In the heart of the vineyards, come and visit Saint-Aubin, discover its heritage, its picturesque streets, and Gamay, its charming hamlet. This small village is an essential venue for tasting outstanding wines.

 

 

La Rochepot

 

Dominated by its magnificent castle of the twelth century with a multicoloured roof, situated on a rocky headland. A courtyard terrace allows you to enjoy a beautiful view of the village and surrounding hills. La Rochepot is a wine village that produces wines of Hautes Cotes de Beaune that delight wine lovers' taste buds.

Dolmens and covered alleys prove the site has existed since the Neolithic period.

 

See also, St. George's Church (XIIth century).

 

 

Saint Aubin

 

Saint Aubin is an old, picturesque village surrounded by vineyards which produce exceptional wines.

In fact the vineyard is planted on the hillsides behind two jewels of the Côte de Beaune:

Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet.

Its houses are built around a Carolingian church dating from the tenth century and its main street was built upon the old route of a Roman road.

The charming hamlet of Gamay lies at the bottom of a valley.

It contains a preserved architecture and a castle (a fortified private house) of the tenth and eleventh century, consisting of; a courtyard, a surrounding wall, a dungeon, a dovecote, and a ditch. This manorial residence was bought in the late nineteenth century, and restored.


La Route des Grands Crus

The Route des Grands Crus

The Route des Grands Crus is known as the "Champs Elysées of Burgundy." It runs through the most prestigious wine villages of the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits, from Dijon to Santenay: Gevrey-Chambertin, Vougeot, Vosne-Romanée, Aloxe-Corton, Pommard, Chassagne-Montrachet... It extends along the Rue des grands vins, from Santenay to Saint-Gengoux le National and allows you to discover other wine-producing towns such as Maranges Rully, Mercurey, Givry...

This road is accessible by car or bicycle.


le casino " Joacasino Santenay"

Slot machines, roulette...

Les restaurants

Three restaurants in Santenay

There are 2 restaurants in front of our house:

 

Le Terroir

Place du Jet d'eau

21590 Santenay

Tél : 03.80.20.63.47

Fax : 03.80.20.66.45

Email : restaurant.le.terroir@wanadoo.fr

 

 

L'Ouillette

Place du Jet d'eau

21590 Santenay

Tél / Fax : 03.80.20.62.34

Email : ouillette@wanadoo.fr

 

And a restaurant at the heart of the casino of Santenay

 

Le Passe Temps

Casino

9, avenue des Sources

21590 Santenay

Tél : 03.80.26.22.44

Fax : 03.80.26.22.40

( Access reserved for the major persons)

 


Montagne des 3 Croix

On the heights of Santenay

The Mont de Sène known as "The Three Crosses" reaches 521 meters at its highest point. It overlooks the valley and Santenay, offering a magnificent circular slide show of the vineyard and its surroundings: the hills of the Côte de Beaune, the Saône valley and the first foothills of the Jura, the Clunisois and the Mont Saint-Vincent, the Morvan and the Mont Beuvray.

The presence of several dolmens and of a temple dedicated to Mercury attest that the Mont de Sène was occupied by the mankind at the beginning of our era.

The three crosses (triple calvaire) were built on top of the cliff in the nineteenth century to replace a seventeenth century cross.

The Mont de Sène has been classed as a "nature reserve" since 1993, hardy plants and wild shrubs can be found there.

The Mont de Sène can be reached by foot.


Santenay

The village, the Sorine mill

With its thousand inhabitants, the charming town of Santenay situated at the heart of our coast around circular cliffs, is one of many places in Burgundy where you can find great Crus. Renowned for its mineral waters containing lithium and saline, Santenay has been a hydrothermal resort since 1968.

The village

This beautiful, hillside area is ideal for walking. The Mont de Sène or "Mountain of Three Crosses" (triple crosses built at the summit) with a magnificent panoramic view of the coast and the village, you can also see the Saône valley, the Jura, the Alps, the Clunisois and the Morvan.

Santenay is made up of four parts:

- Santenay-le-Haut, the oldest part was formerly known as Narosse. It lies between la Charrière and the district dedicated to balneology.

- Saint Jean at the base of Mount Sène, with its ancient church.

- La Crée which separates the last two suburbs of Santenay-le-Bas.

- Santenay-le-Bas, the centre of the village which is built around the castle. Now shops, the train station and the Tourist Office are found there.

The beautiful mansion with a terrace overlooking the square, which is today home to the Prosper Maufoux House, was built in 1837 by the sole proprietor of Romanée-Conti, at the time the wine merchant Duvault-Blochet. Going up la Grande rue (the main street), you can take in the Jonchapt house and its pigeon loft. This building was erected in the mid seventeenth century by Denis Jonchapt the "owner of the Santenay marquisate." When he died in 1674, he was buried at the foot of the statue of the Virgin slaying the Dragon, which he ordered for the Saint John church in 1660.

At the bottom of the castle is the Church of Notre Dame du Rosaire. This church was built with donations from two daughters of the wealthy owner of Romanée Comti, Jacques-Duvault Blochet. The aim was to build a church closer to the modern centre of the village, not far from the place du jet d'eau. This new building was inaugurated on October 17, 1891. It suffered from a fire in 1988 and started again from new in 1990.

Continuing down, you get to the Town Hall Square where you see the St. Agatha Chapel and the Belfry.

The St. Agatha Chapel (1590) towards the Town Hall, has a bell tower which was later replaced by a belfry. It served as a prison during the Terror. Today it houses a meeting room and the library.

The Millard castle was built by François Millard towards 1670. It is a rectangular main building with two square towers and pyramidal roofs.

It has a pigeon loft and a small building used as kitchen.

Today it's the seat of the wine merchant Fleurot-Larose.

The Sorine Mill

It was built inside the vineyard by François Sorine, son of a Santenay winemaker towards 1830 to build a windmill.

It was restored by the town in 1990 because it was at risk of falling apart and was inaugurated in 1995, it can also grind wheat.

Its tower is 8 meters high with a diameter of 6 meters.

Its walls are a meter thick and its frame and cover are made of chestnut and weigh 12 tons. It has a wingspan of 14.50 meters and its sails weigh 3.5 tons.

The Sorine Mill is open to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., by appointment for groups.

The Restaurants


Vélotour

Through the vineyards of Santenay

La Voie des Vignes-Santenay Nolay, is a cycle path which extends over 9 km, in Côte d'Or and Saône-et-Loire.

It passes through the vineyard and allows the discovery of wine villages: Santenay, Cheilly-les-Maranges, Sampigny-les-Maranges, Dezize-les-Maranges, Paris-l'Hopital, Change, Nolay. It continues with the Santenay Beaune cycle route (22 km long, giving the opportunity to travel through prestigious appellation of the Côte de Beaune: Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet and Santenay), the cycle path (la Voie Verte) towards Chalon sur Saône and the Canal du Centre.


Visites Gourmandes

Vive la Bourgogne

Veuve Ambal:

Veuve Ambal is a family house founded in 1898 near Beaune that has become the specialist in regional sparkling wine. A guided tour that is fun for the whole family. Allowing you to discover the production site. Tasting of three different sparkling wines.

www.veuveambal.com

 

Les Anis de Flavigny:

Welcome to the land of Anise, welcome to Flavigny. Our candy conceals an aniseed in its heart. We invite you to find out about our long and enchanting history. (Visit free of charge)

www.anisdeflavigny.com

 

Mulot PetitJean:

At Mulot et Petitjean, the gingerbread has been made in a traditional way for more than 200 years.In the center of Dijon, two sites welcome you to propose you a commented tasting.

www.mulotpetitjean.fr

 

Fromagerie Gaugry:

The Gaugry family, cheese makers since 1946, invite you to visit their dairy and discover how they produce their cheeses such as Epoisses, Ami du Chambertin...

From a gallery specially built for visitors you can witness how passion, tradition and modern techniques can combine with respect to quality and the environment.

www.gaugryfromager.com

 

Cassissium:

Cassissium presents every aspects of cassis : historical, agricultural, economic and uses. Museum area, guided tour of Vedrenne factory production.

Tasting : cassis liquor with white wine, apéritifs from Burgundy, brandies... and a range of 40 sirups !

www.cassissium.com

 

La Moutarderie FALLOT:

La Moutarderie Fallot invites you to discover this legendary condiment through two interactives and playful tours :

• The « Découvertes » Tour : Will make you discover gestures and traditions bound to the Mustard and to its history

• The « Sensations Fortes » Tour : will reveal you the current process of manufacturing

www.fallot.com

 

L'Or des Valois:

Installed in the outbuildings of Entre-Deux-Monts, the company stooges of Gold offers a presentation on the theme of the truffle. During the working dogs, we will explain the life cycle of this wonderful mushroom what truffles, and the operation of a truffle. The owner of the castle will present the history of the site and the architecture of buildings erected between the thirteenth and seventeenth century. We will offer this complete service around a large tasting or meal-based products derived from Burgundy Truffle marketed the store of Gold of stooges.

www.truffedebourgogne.fr


Voie Verte et canal

Boating Stop

The Central Canal was designed by an engineer, Emiland Gauthey, between 1783 and 1793. This waterway was intended to link the Mediterranean and the Atlantic together.

The canal had an important role in local industrial development: for Blanzy-Montceau mineral field, Schneider factories of le Creusot, Guegnon ironworks. It served as a communication channel for receiving raw materials and shipping processed products.

After the Second World War, it has been used differently: for fluvial tourism. Therefore, one can travel on water from the Saône to the Loire, and reach the Atlantic, the English Channel, the Mediterranean or the Eastern countries by the Rhine.

The cycle path runs for 22km along the 'Canal du Centre' from Santenay to Chalon-sur-Saône. Many yachts follow this river. This bike ride allows you to enjoy the diversity of the landscapes.

It continues from Givry to Cluny (44 km) and from Cluny to Charnay-les-Mâcon (20 km), following the route of the old railway line.


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