The settlement of Nolay is situated in the department of Cote d’Or, this can be found within the region of Burgundy, in the east-central part of France. Nolay is just to the south-west of the town of Beaune and around 50 km south of the departmental capital city of Dijon. Should you choose to spend your holidays in Nolay, you will be in very good company. This is a popular tourist destination and one that offers you the chance to visit some extremely interesting and historic towns and get involved in a number of activities. The self catering accommodation in Nolay will prove to be very comfortable and you may find it hard to leave once your holiday has come to an end.
If you are keen on walking and rambling, the nearby Morvan Regional Park should prove to be ideal for you. There are some great trails to follow within the park and detailed maps are available to highlight these for you. Other people on their holidays in Nolay choose to discover the countryside surrounding the village on horse back: organised half and full day tours are available in the this part of Burgundy. Other popular activities include river and lake fishing, cycling, swimming, canoeing, jogging and tennis.
As your holidays in Nolay will be spent so close to the town of Beaune, it is only fitting for you to spend at least a day to take in all of the interesting attractions that can be found here. The town is encircled by an old city wall and the buildings and cobbled streets inside will make you feel as though you have been transported back to the 15th century. The main attractions of Beaune include The Hotel-Dieu which really is an amazing architectural delight to behold and was actually a hospital many years ago. There are three museums of note in Beaune and these are The Jules-Marey Museum which depicts early video photography; The Museum of Fine Arts; and there is even a wine museum depicting this centuries-old industry of this region.
For your holidays in Nolay, you can expect to experience a typical temperate climate. This means that temperatures should not vary too much throughout the year. Winters will see temperatures fall to around 8 or 10 degrees Celsius, on average; whilst Summers are more likely to be around the low-twenties degrees, although it is not unheard of for temperatures to hit the thirties on the hottest days. This part of France receives an average annual rainfall of around 27 inches.
Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS) will prove to be the most convenient point of arrival for your holidays in Nolay. This airport offers flights from UK airports such as London Heathrow (LHR), Edinburgh (EDI), Manchester (MAN), Bristol (BRS) and Birmingham (BHX). With airlines such as Air France, easyJet, British Airways and BMI.