During your stay in La Barbotière, you will quickly realize how the region is rich in opportunities to discover. After breakfast, you will have the choice between exploring the center of Auxerre, go to the Vézelay Basilica by the Cure Valley or the Yonne Valley, discover the vineyards of Chablis and Grand Auxerrois, or drive to the Puisaye region, towards the castle of Guédelon or the castle of Saint-Fargeau.
Breakfast at La Barbotière
Served between 8:00 and 9:30, breakfast is often an opportunity to interact with our visitors to prepare the activities of the day.
We give priority to fresh products of the region in selecting breakfast:
Coffee, selection of English teas and chocolate,
Freshly squeezed orange juice,
Bread and croissant,
Jams from local producers or home-made, honey from local producers,
with, according to the inspiration of the day, additions such as homemade cake, seasonal fruit or regional cheese.
Lunch and dinner around Auxerre
For lunch or dinner, Auxerre is less than 15 minutes away and many restaurants are available. Hardly further, other choices are available to you in Chablis, Toucy, or in the neighboring villages. Here is a selection of restaurants, all less than 30 minutes from La Barbotière.
Coulanges (15 minutes): J'MCA.
Vincelottes (15 minutes): L'Auberge les Tilleuls.
Toucy (20 minutes): Le Délice des Galets.
Should you prefer to have dinner in the village, the restaurant L’Evidence, newly opened, is located 5 minutes away from La Barbotière.
The vineyards of Chablis and around Auxerre
One of the the most expressive vineyards of France is located just 20 minutes away from La Barbotière, through the Road of Chablis and Grand Auxerrois wines.
While Chablis remains the most attractive spot thanks to the worldwide reputation of its 'Grands Crus' and 'Premiers Crus', you may also discover a very large variety of grapes and appellations in the region:
The pinots noirs of Irancy and Côtes d'Auxerre,
The Saint-Bris appellation and its sauvignon grape variety,
In the north, Bourgogne Epineuil with pinot noir and Bourgogne Tonnerre with chardonnay,
A bit everywhere, Bourgogne Aligoté and Crémant de Bourgogne,
Just a little further, the Vézelay vineyard.
History and culture in the Yonne region
Many historical and cultural sites are within 45 minutes of La Barbotière.
Auxerre, with its neighborhoods close to the Yonne river consisting of many medieval houses, and its many monuments such as Saint Germain Abbey and Saint Etienne Cathedral,
The Basilica of Vézelay,
The Castle of Tanlay,
The Castle of Maulnes,
The village of Noyers-sur-Serein.
Things to see and do around Auxerre
The region also offers a large number of sites to visit and activities to practice.
The castle of Guédelon, medieval castle under construction according to the techniques of the time, near Saint Sauveur en Puisaye,
The Yonne valley and the Nivernais Canal, with the climbing site of Saussois rocks and the bike path that winds between Auxerre and Clamecy,
The valley of the Cure river with the caves of Arcy sur Cure,
The underground quarry of Aubigny,
The Toucy market on Saturday morning.
Tennis, swimming, fishing, hiking, horse riding, golf, cycling, ice skating and bowling are some of the activities that can be practiced nearby or on site in the village.