What to Do, What's On

Normier is situated in the Auxois region and offers some of France's most gorgeous countryside. History is on the doorstep, villages, castles, churches, the Burgundy vineyards and of course if you want to do nothing La Cachette & La Cabane  are the perfect place to stay.

La Butte de Thil

5mn from Précy sous Thil beautiful view point overlooking the Auxois and the Morvan hills. The Medieval chateau (the oldest in France) from the 9h to the 15th century. You can visit it at the week ends.


St Thibault

 3km from the house with it's remarkable gothic XIIIe century church.


Semur en Auxois

 The medieval town of Semur en Auxois on the river Armançon. Beautiful place and plenty to visit..


Flavigny sur Ozerain

Medieval village, listed as one of the hundred prettiest villages in France and don't forget to visit the famous Aniseed factory and it's lovely shop !

Museum   Alésia

Site of the historic Battle of Alésia, the museum marks the position of the Roman army, under Julius Caesar, and its encampment surrounding the Gauls under Vercingetorix in 52 B.C.

Abbaye de Fontenay

Founded in 1118 by Saint Bernard, is one of the oldest cistercien abbeys in France.


Château de Bussy Rabutin

The 16th and 17th century château is surrounded by gardens with a collection of 17th painting collected by Roger Bussy Rabutin, a cousin of Mme de Sévigné.


Château de Commarin

Very elegant château near the Lac de Panthier and the hilltop medieval village of Chateauneuf en Auxois. (Stunning views of the Auxois and Morvan)


Château de Chateauneuf

Dominating the Canal de Bourgogne, the last vestige of the Burgundian military architecture of the 14th century


Charming town at the entrance of the “Parc Regional du Morvan.”


The capital of Burgundy wines and the “Route des vins” where you can taste wines at local producers.



Capital of the dukes of Burgundy. You have to spend the whole day as there is lots to see.

And of course Burgundy is a paradise for nature lovers. Birds, butterflies and wild flowers still abound .

Numerous walking and bike trails. Please don't hesitate to ask us we can lend you maps and help you in your adventure.

For The Younger Ones...


The “Zoo de l'Auxois” at Arnay sous Vitteaux, with games.

 Swimming in Montbard, very nice swimming pool with water slide and (connected ) outside pool in summer.

Lac de Pont at Pont et Massène (near Semur en Auxois), swimming, pedalos, etc... (unfortunately closed this year for work)

 Lac de Panthier (after Pouilly en Auxois) swimming, sailing, restaurants.

 Muséo Parc Alésia, commemorate the famous battle of Alesia between Julius Cesar and Vercingétorix.

Horse riding at “La Bergerie” in Juillenay

 Rock climbing in Saffres (near Vitteaux) ask the Tourist Office in Vitteaux.

Auxois Morvan Aventure : Zip wires, Tarzan jump and many fun activities in the forest.