One of the things that adds to the romantic charm of Burgundy is the 150-mile-long Canal de Bourgogne, which winds its way from one village to the next. It’s hard to find a more storybook village than Châteauneuf with its enchanting château perched high on a hill overlooking the canal below. This is a must see village on a trip to Burgundy.
There is nothing more relaxing than trekking along the towpath, where there are abundant opportunities to stop and have a picnic or enjoy a glass of Bourgogne vin blanc or vin rouge—special moments that stay with you forever.
It was an overcast, misty day in the month of October when we last visited Châteaneuf. This just added to the mystery of the medieval village and beckoned us to take cover in the village crêperie called L’Orée du Bois. Burgundy is not too touristy in general, but we basically had the whole village as well as the crêperie to ourselves that day.
Hope you get to journey to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois one day and discover the rustic, country charm of Burgundy.