On the Côte-d'Or Washhouse Route, Salives is a charming little medieval village located 45 km north of Dijon. The River Tille, which has its source in the village, supplies water to the pretty washhouse at the foot of the Romanesque church. However, Salives is most famous for the remains of its keep dating from the year 1000. It stands 18 metres tall and is one of the oldest feudal towers in Burgundy! The village is also surrounded by over a kilometre of ramparts interspersed with towers. Inside the fortifications, the medieval atmosphere is still very much in evidence, including old houses with staircase turrets, coats of arms adorning the old walls, a dovecote and a 14th-century fortified well.
For an original and fun way to explore Salives, bring your smartphone and look for the various QR codes to scan at the foot of the village's monuments.