Visit the village of Brancion

Brancion is a medieval village located in Burgundy

Brancion is a "medieval" village located at the top of a hill with a small castle. It must be said straight away; the visit is very disappointing, the only positive point is the large car park at the entrance to the village, then you have to walk 200 meters to reach the castle. The visit of the castle is not very interesting (most of the castle is in ruins), the visit of the village can be done in 20 minutes, the small church is charming but it does not really deserve the detour. In July there is a medieval festival that is worth a look.

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Duration: 1 h.

The car park

The car park
The car park is located at the entrance to the village of Brancion, it is free.

Hiking around Brancion

Hiking around Brancion
There are many signs indicating the different hiking possibilities around the village of Brancion just next to the car park.

The path to the village

The path to the village
You have to walk 5 minutes on a paved road to reach the village.

The entrance to the village of Brancion

The entrance to the village of Brancion

The square in front of the castle

The square in front of the castle
It is the most beautiful square in the village.

The view of the countryside

The view of the countryside
The village is located at the top of a hill, so you have beautiful views of the surrounding area.

Brancion Castle

Brancion Castle
The construction of the castle began in the 12th century. It was abandoned from the 1850s and became a ruin. The castle can be visited (6 euros).

View of Brancion Castle

View of Brancion Castle
Nowadays an association is in charge of rehabilitating the site.

The village of Brancion

The village of Brancion
There is a small path that goes around the village, you can walk around in 20 minutes.

The houses

The houses
The village could be better maintained.

St. Peter's Church in Brancion

St. Peter's Church in Brancion
The Romanesque-style church was built in the 12th century. There are beautiful frescoes inside.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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