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The Secrets of the Puisaye-In the footsteps of Colette,potters & castle builders provided by Grapes & Corks

The Secrets of the Puisaye-In the footsteps of Colette,potters & castle builders

The Secrets of the Puisaye-In the footsteps of Colette,potters & castle builders
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About
Roughly 150km southeast of Paris, this one-day tour takes you to the heart of the unspoilt Puisaye region of northern Burgundy. Situated between 2 major lines of communication, the Loire to the west and the river Yonne to the east, the Puisaye is a secretive place where time seems to stand still. This very rural area, made up of forests, lakes and fields bordered by hedgerows, also offers the visitor a host of cultural and historical sites. Your trip with us will be a voyage of discovery that will lead you in the footsteps of writers, potters and medieval craftsman. The excursion will take you to visit a local pottery, the Colette museum, as well as a local church to admire the medieval paintings. Certain days are market days (St Sauveur Wednesday and Toucy Saturday). We also propose options such as a visit to a local natural wine maker! We can pick you up from your accommodation in the area or from the local train station. Please enquire for other possibilities.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 56117P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport in 8 passenger minivan
  • Pick up & drop off from designated places
  • Visit to a pottery
  • Visit to admire medieval paintings
  • Driving tour to explore the Puisaye
  • A visit to a local natural wine maker
  • Entry/Admission - Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
  • Entry/Admission - Musée Colette
Exclusions
  • Lunch in local restaurant (20/30€)
  • Return train tickets Paris-Joigny
  • Entry/Admission - Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
Duration
8–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For clients coming from Paris by train you will be met at Joigny train station Departure Paris Gare de Bercy 8.38 Arrive Joigny 9.51 Departure Joigny 19.12 Arrive Paris Gare de Bercy 20.24 Clients staying in local accommodation 30km radius from St Sauveur en Puisaye can be picked up. For other departures please enquire Cost for return ticket per person 50€
  • Place du Marché, Pl. du Marché, 89520 Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, France In front of tourist office
  • Place du Marché, Pl. du Marché, 89520 Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, France In front of the tourist office of Saint Sauveur-en-Puisaye
  • 2 Route de Longueron, 89300 Joigny, France You will be met at the exit of the Joigny train station. Departure Paris Gare de Bercy 8h38 Arrive Joigny 9h51 Depart Joigny 18h21 Arrive Paris Gare de Bercy 19h24
  • Auxerre, France
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport in 8 passenger minivan
  • Pick up & drop off from designated places
  • Visit to a pottery
  • Visit to admire medieval paintings
  • Driving tour to explore the Puisaye
  • A visit to a local natural wine maker
  • Entry/Admission - Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
  • Entry/Admission - Musée Colette
Exclusions
  • Lunch in local restaurant (20/30€)
  • Return train tickets Paris-Joigny
  • Entry/Admission - Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For clients coming from Paris by train you will be met at Joigny train station Departure Paris Gare de Bercy 8.38 Arrive Joigny 9.51 Departure Joigny 19.12 Arrive Paris Gare de Bercy 20.24 Clients staying in local accommodation 30km radius from St Sauveur en Puisaye can be picked up. For other departures please enquire Cost for return ticket per person 50€
  • Place du Marché, Pl. du Marché, 89520 Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, France In front of tourist office
  • Place du Marché, Pl. du Marché, 89520 Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, France In front of the tourist office of Saint Sauveur-en-Puisaye
  • 2 Route de Longueron, 89300 Joigny, France You will be met at the exit of the Joigny train station. Departure Paris Gare de Bercy 8h38 Arrive Joigny 9h51 Depart Joigny 18h21 Arrive Paris Gare de Bercy 19h24
  • Auxerre, France
Duration
8–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 4 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Poterie de la Batisse
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Moutiers-en-Puisaye
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Les Passantes
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Chateau de Ratilly
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Musee Colette
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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