Magny les Villers is a small commune of 250 people in the Canton of Nuits-Saint-George in the Cote d’Or. Surrounded by vineyards and historic medieval towns, a holiday rental in Magny les Villers makes the perfect base for enjoying all that this lovely area of Burgundy has to offer.
Burgundy offers plenty of opportunities for taking some beautiful photographs in the area. Keen photographers will also be interested to visit Chalon-sur-Saone, about 30 minutes drive from your Magny les Villers holiday cottage, as the inventor of photography came from there. In his honour the Museum Denon has many exhibits of photographic paraphernalia and equipment.
The markets of Burgundy are held on different days in each small town. Dijon’s markets are on Fridays and Saturdays and they are an excellent source of fresh local produce.
Wine lovers will enjoy a stay in a holiday cottage in Magny les Villers as it is surrounded by vineyards. Burgundy wineries offer tours and wine tastings of the world-renowned wines before you buy, or pay a visit the Maison des Vins in Chalon-sur-Saone for an informative experience.
Dijon, the capital of Burgundy, has some exceptional Renaissance architecture and is packed with museums, theatres, an opera house, parks and grand houses. Famous for mustard, it also has some fine epicurean experiences and even a Mustard Museum!
Cote d’Or is home to one of France’s finest architectural treasures – Fontenay Abbey which dates back to 1118. This popular historical site has several buildings to explore and beautiful gardens which are open to the public. It is about 53km northwest of your holiday home in Magny les Villers.
Known as one of the most beautiful villages in France, this medieval fortified town has a splendid entrance archway. The alleyways are packed with medieval architectural features. The Church of St Genest and the Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Pierre are just some the highlights. The town is known for its aniseed balls made in the local factory.
The climate in Magny les Villers enjoys warm sunny summer months averaging 25° C (77° F) with some showers. Winters are cold with freezing overnight temperatures from December to March.
The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Magny les Villers is Geneva (GVA) Airport which is about 134 km drive away. Flights with budget airlines can also be booked to Lyon (LYS) Airport and St Etienne (EBU) Airport a little further away. The fast TGV trains connect with the Eurostar making this an easy way to reach Dijon.