Listed among the most beautiful villages of France, Montréal in Burgundy offers stunning views over the Serein Valley. Located about ten kilometres from Avallon, this wonderful village transports its visitors into a medieval atmosphere where lords, knights, merchants and craftsmen once rubbed shoulders in the time of the Crusades. Beautiful period houses, some with mullioned windows or colourful gardens, line the main street and some picturesque lanes. Its two fortified gates, En-Haut and En-Bas, are vestiges of the ancient ramparts and evidence of its eventful past.
Right at the top of the village, near a panoramic viewpoint over the surrounding countryside, you can admire the Collegiate Church of Our Lady. It was built in the 12th century and restored in the 19th century by the architect Viollet-le-Duc. Its imposing façade, with its round-arched portal and beautiful rose window, as well as its 15th-century alabaster altarpiece and its remarkable oak choir stalls decorated with carved figures, are sure to make an impression on heritage-lovers!