Visit of the village of Brancion

Brancion is a medieval village located in Burgundy

Brancion is a "medieval" village located on top of a hill with a small castle. The only positive point is the big parking at the entrance of the village, you have to walk 200 meters to reach the castle. The visit of the castle is paying and not very interesting (most of the castle is in ruins), the visit of the village can be done in 20 minutes, the small church is charming but it does not really deserve the detour. In July there is a medieval festival which is worth seeing.

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Duration: 1 h.

Le parking

Le parking
The parking is located at the entrance of the village of Brancion, it is free.

The hikes around Brancion

The hikes around Brancion
There are many signs indicating the different hiking possibilities around the village of Brancion right next to the parking lot.

The way to the village

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The way to the village
It takes 5 minutes to walk on a paved road to reach the village.

The entrance to the village of Brancion

The entrance to the village of Brancion

The square in front of the castle

The square in front of the castle
It is the most beautiful square in the village.

The view on the countryside

The view on the countryside
The village is located on top of a hill, so there are beautiful views of the surrounding area.

The castle of Brancion

The castle of Brancion
The building of the castle began in the 12th century. It was abandoned in the 1850s and became a ruin. The castle can be visited (6 euros).

View on the castle of Brancion

View on the castle of Brancion
Nowadays, an association is in charge of rehabilitating the site.

The village of Brancion

The village of Brancion
There is a small path which makes the turn of the village, one makes the turn in 20 minutes.

The houses

The houses
The village could be better maintained.

The Saint-Pierre de Brancion church

The Saint-Pierre de Brancion church
The Romanesque church was built in the 12th century. There are beautiful frescoes inside.
Departure point (Google Maps)

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