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

Ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, Châteauneuf, locally called Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, located in Burgundy, in the department of Côte-d'Or. The city, formerly stop for pilgrims of Saint-Jacques de Compostela, owes its name to its fortress built in the course of the twelfth century.

With stunning views over the plain and the Burgundy Canal, Châteauneuf developed in the Middle Ages because of its strategic position between Dijon and Autun. Visitors enjoy the medieval alleys rich merchant houses dating from the late Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Boasting an important historical and architectural heritage, Châteauneuf, who got two flowers in the competition of villages, seduced by the charm of its buildings as well as by the good atmosphere that prevails there.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude47.2186140 (N 47° 13’ 7”)
Longitude4.6399410 (E 4° 38’ 24”)
AltitudeFrom 342m to 542m
Surface area10.06 km²
Population88 inhabitants
Density8 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureDijon (41 km, 42 min)
Insee code21152
IntercommunalityCC de l'Auxois Sud

Nearest cities & towns

Vandenesse-en-Auxois2.7 km (7 min)
Bouhey3.9 km (9 min)
Sainte-Sabine4.4 km (8 min)
Commarin4.7 km (7 min)
Crugey5.7 km (7 min)
Rouvres-sous-Meilly6.2 km (12 min)
Meilly-sur-Rouvres6.2 km (13 min)
Montoillot6.9 km (10 min)
Semarey7.1 km (11 min)
Chaudenay-le-Château7.2 km (10 min)
Maconge7.8 km (13 min)
Créancey8.3 km (12 min)
La Bussière-sur-Ouche8.4 km (18 min)
Chazilly8.6 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

The medieval and Renaissance Châteauneuf heritage is very rich in the old center, and the village has managed to highlight all these beauties.

Châteauneuf Castle is a medieval fortress in irregular plan which he still numerous defensive elements. On the military architecture of the fifteenth century style Burgundian, it was built on a rocky outcrop 475 meters above sea level. Long 75 meters wide and 35 meters, it dominates the valley of the Burgundy Canal. Classified as an historic monument, Châteauneuf Castle was originally built in 1132 before being modified over the centuries. Today, you can still visit it, including the house and the Gothic-style chapel.

The church dates from the sixteenth century Châteauneuf and contains beautiful items classified as an historic monument, like a Madonna and Child fourteenth century, a Saint John the Baptist of the fifteenth century and a Saint-Jacques and Saint-Philippe fifteenth or the sixteenth century.

In the old center, the Renaissance or medieval houses abound. Note for example the house of Mouton, the house of Tin Potter and the house of St. George, all three listed historic monument.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Feast of St. Hubert in October with different animations, gourmet markets, blessing of the animals and other rides of all kinds.


View of the Castle Châteauneuf from the Burgundy Canal
View of the Castle Châteauneuf from the Burgundy Canal
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Chateau de Châteauneuf
Chateau de Châteauneuf
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View on the Castle Châteauneuf from the Burgundy canal
View on the Castle Châteauneuf from the Burgundy canal
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour and tasting at Dufouleur Père & Fils
Local flavoursFreeNuits-Saint-Georges (25 km)
Guided cycling tour of the vineyards
Sports sensations36 € to 1600 € Beaune (26 km)
Guided tour of Sully Castle
Culture and education5 € to 8 € Sully (26 km)
4x4 tour of the Burgundy vineyards
Local flavours54 € to 125 € Beaune (27 km)
Tour and tasting at the Domaine Debray
Local flavours10 € Beaune (27 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
HikeIntermediate3h20Thenissey (31 km)
Tour of Saint-Agnan Lake
HikeEasy2h15Saint-Agnan (43 km)
Tour of Settons Lake
HikeIntermediate4h00Montsauche-les-Settons (44 km)
Vaux Valley and botanical trail
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu (45 km)
Montaigu Castle and the Hamlet of Touches
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu (45 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals