While in this town, feel the mediaval style environment.... everywhere you see, just half timbered houses....
I'm so ejnoying Walking around in this town, the surroundings, the half timbered houses, and also the shops mostly like Scotland style.....
Companion of the Tour de France, Henri Bourdoiseau built his own home in the nineteenth century faux wood panels. He placed at the corners balconies beams, skylights guitard supporting viewpoints surmounted by statues of winged and twisted steeples.
In the main street the historical center of Aubigny-sur-Nère, you can find this very nice restaurant with a decoration that looks like the "bistrots" of Paris. The modern red and black decoration of the inside gives a nice atmosphere. The restaurant is a bar too.
Waiters are very friendly and professionals. This restaurant is closed on Tuesday evening and on Wednesday evening.
***Last time I ate there: 06/2007***
***Number of times I ate there: 1***
Favorite Dish: You can choose between meat and fish (river fishes) dishes that are served with very tastefull sauces and vegetables. They also have a good selection of local wines.
The closest railway station to Aubigny is Gien. Check out the airport you plan on flying into to make sure you know how to get from the airport to where your train leaves from – often Gare de Lyon in central Paris. The Paris subway system is fairly easy to manipulate, but leave plenty of time to get from your flight to the train station. Once you arrive in Gien, the train station is around 25 minutes by taxi from Aubigny. You will need to reserve a taxi in advance either through your hotel or through the chateau.
There are rental cars available in Gien, however the cars are located about a mile from the train station and returning cars in Gien on Sundays can be impossible. If you choose to take the train I recommend taking a taxi to your hotel or learning all the details about the rental location and policies.
Driving directions from Paris (2.5 hours/190km)
Take the Autoroute A6, then the Autoroute A77, in the direction of Bourges-Nevers. Exit #19 (Gien), then take the D940 in the direction of Bourges until you reach Aubigny-sur-Nère. Follow the signs for the Chateau de la Verrerie (take D89).
· Exit the Périphérique (the road that circles around Paris) at PORTE D’ORLEANS
· Take A6 A (Autoroute 6) south towards LYON
· A6 A becomes A6 (portions are toll road); take for 77km to A77
· Take A77 towards MONTARGIS/NEVERS (portions are toll); take for 54km to Exit 19 (SORTIE 19)
· Take Exit 19 towards BOURGES/GIEN
· Then take the D940 in the direction of BOURGES until you reach AUBIGNY-SUR-NÉRE (approximately 40kms)
· Once in AUBIGNY-SUR-NÉRE follow the signs for the Chateau de la Verrerie (take D89)
If you become lost, most people can point you in the direction of Aubigny-sur-Nère or Château de la Verrerie. The direct phone number to the château is 02 48 81 51 60 (from within France). Contact your hotel directly for directions from Aubigny-sur-Nère to your hotel.