Holidaymakers looking for a scenic vacation in the middle of France should try the village of Chaudenay le Chateau. This is a beautiful area located in the Burgundy region to the east of the country, and is a superb base for lots of activities and sights in the area. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs and apartments.
The commune of Chaudenay le Chateau offers some wonderfully picturesque places for hikers, cyclists and horse riders to explore. Visitors will also find numerous golf courses to choose from close to the village as well as some good tennis courts open to the public. Holidaymakers can take to the lakes and rivers where various watersports such as fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing and sailing can be tried. Adventurous tourists may like to take to the skies in a hot air balloon or try paragliding. There are some bars, cafes and restaurants in the area serving superb French cuisine as well as some international fare. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to pick up food and drink from the markets and stores too. Larger retailers are to be found in the larger towns and cities of the department such as Dijon and Beaune.
Chaudenay le Chateau is located close to many places of interest in the Burgundy region including some wonderful vineyards. The city of Beaune is just a short drive away and features some interesting museums such as Musee du Vin and the Museum of Fine Arts. The medieval churches of Notre Dame and St Nicolas are fine buildings to visit too. Dijon is only half an hour away and has some impressive churches and a cathedral as well as many museums. Ducal Palace is a very popular attraction in Dijon. Visitors may also like to take a three hour drive to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower and the many other attractions the French capital city has to offer.
The warmest time of year in this part of France is July and August with average high temperatures of about 25 degrees centigrade. In January and December the average high is around six degrees centigrade, but temperatures can fall below zero at this time of the year. The wettest month of the year is often September when the average rainfall is about 90mm.
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS) is approximately two hours and 15 minutes drive from Chaudenay le Chateau. Flights arrive here from numerous international airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Berlin-Schonefeld (SXF), Brussels (BRU), Dublin (DUB), Edinburgh (EDI), Lisbon (LIS), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Manchester (MAN), Rome-Ciampino (CIA), Vienna (VIE) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others. Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National/Citer and Sixt are car rental firms represented at the airport.