Something Different

Meals

 

If you'd like a freshly prepared meal on your arrival or anytime during your stay, Agnès will be delighted to cook for you.

 

Boeuf bourguignon 16€/person

Charcuterie-fromages du Morvan-salade 15€/person

 

I can also propose you red or white Burgundy wine from 10€ a bottle

WW2 French Resistance in Semur en Auxois

 

 

Learn about the Maquis 'Henri Bourgogne' that was based in Semur en Auxois and founded by Henri Camp.

 

In a 2.5hr guided trip driving around Semur, I'll tell the fascinating story of what was one of the most influential and active resistance groups in the region. We'll visit the sites of some of the maquis camps, hear the stories behind the roadside memorials and follow the fate of the group from its beginnings to the liberation of Semur en Auxois on the 11th Sept 1944.

 

Along the way we'll also visit the site of what was a fierce battle, where SAS jeeps in a mission way behind the enemy lines (August 1944) encountered a heavily defended village near Semur. Hear first hand accounts and follow the dramatic events step by step.

 

45€ (+ 10€ for every person after one individual).

Bird Watching

 

Tim is also an avid bird watcher and will be delighted to take anyone interested (any level of experience) to see the best local sites. Depending on the season, we may be able see Peregrine falcon, Eagle Owl, Wallcreeper, Black Woodpecker, Nightingale, Wryneck, Honey Buzzard, Alpine Swift , Bee Eaters, Hawfinch and much more...(For more experienced bird watchers we could set out to find specific species of particular interest).

I'd propose either half a day, driving around the local area or a longer day exploring the lower valley of the river Doubs (Natura 2000 site of special interest).

I will provide high quality binoculars and the use of telescopes for those who don't have their own.

45€ half day (+10€ per person after one individual).

120€ Full day (+ 10€ per person after one individual) with picnic lunch.