Château Latour
 Chambres d'hôtes & Gîtes

Surroundings: Lots to See and Do

Fours is on the border of three departments: Nièvre and Saône-et-Loire (both in Burgundy region) and Allier in Auvergne region. Just two and a half hours drive from Paris, Château Latour is an ideal base for exploring this magnificent region. A holiday in Burgundy, long or short, also means away from the beaten path and of space and tranquility. For beautiful valleys with expansive vistas, green pastures where cows graze. And lovely medieval villages with interesting sights and delicious eateries. The possibilities for trips are virtually unlimited and always beautiful.

Burgundy is a region of forests, lakes, vineyards, historic towns and picturesque villages. It has a rich cultural heritage with exceptional variety: Gallo-Roman fortresses, Romanesque churches and abbeys, castles and museums. The characteristic, historic towns such as Beaune, Autun and Dijon with charming shops, gourmet restaurants and interesting museums and churches as well as the famous vineyards of Burgundy are a short distance.

The good reputation of Burgundy in the field of gastronomy (Coq au Vin, Boeuf Bourguignon, the tender meat of Charolais cows …) including its prestigious wines is world famous.

Beautiful cycling and hiking trails are in the vicinity. The routes run along the canals. And due to the gently sloping character of the landscape, it is a pleasure to explore by bike or on foot. For example, the signposted ‘Tour de Bourgogne à vélo’ covers no less than around 800 kilometers. These routes include (pedestrian) Voie Vertes, towpaths, secondary roads, paths through vineyards and along former railway lines. We gladly provide you with the necessary maps and routes and optionally a packed lunch.

Also facilities such as golf (with some 20 courses in the area with six courses less than 75 km from Fours), horseback riding, mountain biking and fishing are available.

On different days several markets can be found in the area where local products such as cheese and wine are offered. In the summer there are often weekend markets: foire de puces (flea markets), vide grenier (attic clean ups) and antique markets where you can still find real bargains. Information about the markets in the area can be found in our salon.

With children, you certainly will enjoy a beautiful day at attractions such as (but not limited to) Bibracte archaeological museum at Mont Beuvray or le PAL, a large combined amusement park and zoo or go karting at Magny Cours (circuit near Nevers).

In short, in Burgundy there is something for everyone!