through countryside and vineyards
Walk or cycle in the surroundings
Feel the peace and quiet. Walk or cycle for miles and follow the small roads, tracks and paths. Visit the old villages and churches, and stop to look at splendid views. Le Vigneron holiday cottage is located in Change, a small and quiet village in Hautes-Côtes de Beaune (250 inhabitants), in the south of Nolay (3 km away). The landscape is a unique blend of vineyards, meadows and fields. The « Voie verte » (Green Lane) is 300 m away: it is a new road reserved to only walking and cycling from Nolay to Santenay. Go to Marcheseuil which is a Change’s extension (on the opposite hill) and walk along the upper vineyards. You will have a magnificent view, especially in the late afternoon and early evening. Importantly, all the surrounding landscape is strictly protected by the state or « Natura 2000 ». You have a lot of close tracks and roads for walking or cycling (it is sometimes stiff climb!).
nearby villages to discover
Nolay This old small village has kept its ancient houses and medieval streets. Close to Change (5 mn away), Nolay (French site) is located in the heart of the Cozanne Valley. It's a beautiful small town with its fourteenth century Central Market and wooden framed houses. The town of Nolay is at the boarder between the forests and plains to the north and west and the hillside vineyards of the wealthy Burgundian wine regions surrounding Beaune and the Chalonnaise hills to the South.
Saint-Romain Encircled by steep cliffs and a rocky peak, Saint-Romain is one of the oldest villages in the region. Its rock arena lies at the end of a deep valley cutting through the « côte” at the west of Meursault. Saint Romain can only be reached through a narrow passage. You will be impressed by the village spectacular site. Don’t miss to wander about the streets of the lower village against the background of the cliffs, and around the church of the upper village perched on a rocky prolongation with its ruins of the ancient castle. Discover superb and various viewpoints over the vineyards. The view over from the top of the cliffs is breathtaking.
Santenay is a charming village of about one thousand inhabitants, bordered by mountains and looking south: its life follows the rythm of vineyards and wines. As all promenade lovers, you will be enchanted by the beauty of the hillside and the superb views on the vineyards. Do not miss it mid-October (Indian summer) when all nature is gold!