Auxerre Off The Beaten Path

  • Chateau de Prunoy (part of facade)
    Chateau de Prunoy (part of facade)
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  • Upstairs Hall with Tapestry
    Upstairs Hall with Tapestry
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  • Spacious Rooms (from bed area)
    Spacious Rooms (from bed area)
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    Chateau de Prunoy (Not Open Anymore?)

    by hquittner Written Dec 28, 2008
    Chateau de Prunoy (part of facade)
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    It was 15 years ago that we spent two weeks driving around Burgundy. A tour agent located a fine chateau experience for us in the Chateau de Prunoy outside of Charny about 45 km from Auxerre. We spent three nights there (including breakfasts and dinners) in total (3* price) opulence. From that base we spent a day on the upper Loire (St.-Benoit, Germigny and Sully) and a day in Auxerre, with a stop at La Ferte-Loupiere. It was an easy return from there by the A6 to Paris. Unfortunately when we tried to locate the Prunoy again (2008) we found only dire Google references to the fact that the directress is no longer able to run things and gives dishonored reservations to callers. As you can see from our pictures, it was idyllic. Maybe the eventual heirs of this immense estate (200acres) will retain and establish it again. But for now BEWARE!! This diamond cannot be mined. This is the only chateau that has disappeared from the ones we stayed at over the years of traveling in France. Luckily the others are all affiliated with reputable ongoing associations which issue “guaranteed “ reservations and many have table d’hote dinners.

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    look up!

    by guiiillaume Written Jan 14, 2004

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    this is a picture to show you how are the top of old houses and overall what type of botanic culture is well developped in France!
    ;-p

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    ESCOLIVES SAINTE-CAMILLE

    by Helga67 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Escolives Sainte-Camille

    The village of Escolives, 10 kms south of Auxerre, is where we stayed during our visit in June 2002. It has a beautiful roman church and an archeological site.

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