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Arnay-le-Duc

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Côte-d'Or

Arnay-le-Duc is located in the department of Côte-d'Or, Burgundy. The small town of about 1,600 inhabitants lies between the Morvan and Auxois, in the district of Beaune. Charming old town, it is known to be the source of the River Arroux, which flows further into the Loire.

Rich of a significant historical heritage, Arnay-le-Duc has a beautiful typical architecture of the region and restful landscapes and charming. The ancient center of Arnay-le-Duc particular, offers a true wonder to visitors passing through the region.

Scene of several battles, especially during the religious wars, the city still knows little Burgundian highlight its glorious and rich past through events and a heritage enhancement.

Geographical information

MunicipalityArnay-le-Duc
Postcode21230
Tourism labels
Latitude47.1306230 (N 47° 7’ 50”)
Longitude4.4858980 (E 4° 29’ 9”)
AltitudeFrom 328m to 412m
Surface area11.95 km²
Population1621 inhabitants
Density135 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureDijon (57 km, 48 min)
Insee code21023
IntercommunalityCC du Pays d'Arnay
DepartmentCôte-d'Or
RegionBurgundy

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Prix-lès-Arnay3 km (5 min)
Mimeure3.2 km (6 min)
Jouey5 km (5 min)
Musigny5.7 km (7 min)
Magnien5.8 km (8 min)
Maligny6.5 km (10 min)
Longecourt-lès-Culêtre6.8 km (11 min)
Le Fête7.1 km (8 min)
Foissy7.2 km (9 min)
Clomot7.6 km (10 min)
Allerey8.5 km (14 min)
Antigny-la-Ville8.5 km (12 min)
Lacanche9.2 km (10 min)
Cussy-le-Châtel9.3 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Ancient city of Burgundy, Arnay-le-Duc present to visitors the historical heritage of the most interesting.

The Church of St. Lawrence date 1288, and has parts for older, fifteenth century. Listed historic monument to the late nineteenth century, it has no less than ten chapels erected by individuals. Its vault overturned ship-shaped wood is beautiful. Inside, one can also admire the statues of the sixteenth century, or beautiful wall paintings of the nineteenth century depicting the Virgin and St. Joseph. Do not miss: the Burgundian Renaissance ceiling of the chapel of the dead.

Built in the seventeenth century, the castle of Arnay-le-Duc, also known as Castle of the Princes de Condé, served for a time as the town hall. The building has a polygonal tower roof in imperial, more courses, or an interesting main building. The venue hosts since the 1950s an educational center.

Only remnant of the old castle of the city, the tower of the Forte Motte is a medieval crenellated tower and round. Nearby, you can admire the town hall, housed in a former royal audience.

Specializing in exhibitions on the art of cooking and the art of the table, the Regional House of Arts of the Table is set in former almshouses of the seventeenth century.

The house Burgundy hosts the Tourism Office since 2012. This beautiful building of the sixteenth century has a beautiful storefront with heads of lions and a tower watchtower.

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Events and festivities

The small town of Arnay-le-Duc is lively and full of life, thanks to the many events held there.

Arnay-le-Duc the market is held every Thursday morning. In July and August, the city also offers a night market on Thursday, from 18h to 21h. On this occasion, craft stalls and local products are installed, and the city offers activities for children and musical moods. The farmers' market is held the first and third Saturdays of the month from April to October. The first Thursday of each month, a monthly fair also takes place in the town center.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided tour of Sully Castle
Culture and education5 € to 8 € Sully (13.3 km)
Guided cycling tour of the vineyards
Sports sensations36 € to 1600 € Beaune (28 km)
Tour and tasting at the Domaine Debray
Local flavours10 € Beaune (29 km)
4x4 tour of the Burgundy vineyards
Local flavours54 € to 125 € Beaune (29 km)
4x4 trip through the Morvan
Sports sensations99 € to 168 € La Roche-en-Brenil (35 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tour of Settons Lake
HikeIntermediate4h00Montsauche-les-Settons (33 km)
Champgazon Peat Bog
HikeEasy1h30Montsauche-les-Settons (36 km)
Tour of Grand Champ Wood
HikeEasy1h00Montsauche-les-Settons (36 km)
Tour of Saint-Agnan Lake
HikeEasy2h15Saint-Agnan (36 km)
Vaux Valley and botanical trail
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu (39 km)

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