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

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

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.

Additional information

Small village of Côte-d'Or, Burgundy, Franche-Comté Salives takes place forty kilometers from Dijon, on the banks of the Digeanne. Labeled City of Character Bourgogne Franche-Comté, it is not far from Bussières, Echalot or Avelanges.

The town takes its name from the Latin Fons saliva, which refers to the source of the Tille not far. Cited from the early eleventh century, it became the fifteenth century royal provost after the death of Charles the Bold. At the agricultural common origin, it developed over the centuries, gradually taking the charming face it has today and that attracts many visitors each year.

At the heart of a natural setting, the village of Salives reveals an architectural and historical heritage of great beauty.

Things to see and do

Very old, the Saint-Martin unveils today a choir of the eleventh century, and a nave seventeenth remodeled in the nineteenth. It was embellished in the middle of the sixteenth century a chapel in Gothic style. Difficult not to succumb to the beauty of communion grid of the eighteenth century which is decorated with beautiful bronze medallions depicting the Passion of Christ or to the various statues classified as object.

Today in ruins, the dungeon Salives was raised in the eleventh century. Ranked historic monument, it is 18 meters high and once served as a garrison post and watchtower. You will also appreciate the ramparts, demolished the fourteenth century but rebuilt and reinforced several centuries later. If they are now partly degraded, they still extend over 1.4 km long and have seventeen towers and the door Montarmet.

Strolling in the heart of this village full of charm and authenticity, you will appreciate the well fortified fourteenth century, the 1842 washhouse and the source of the Tille, the dovecote of the eighteenth century, the cross of derogations classified historic monument which reveals all the instruments of the Passion or a beautiful half-timbered house.

The town also has a very nice golf by nature and walking enthusiasts can browse both communal wood.

Places of interest

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Events and festivities

A Christmas market with entertainment is proposed by year's end.

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