house lies in an area of Celtic origin: the regional nature park
of the Morvan, on about 600 kilometres of Ghent. La Marquise is
a small part of Chateau Chinon, the capital of the Morvan, president
Mitterrand was elected maire of that city in 1959 before he became
the president of France.
This breathtaking small city has a lot
of sociable shops, bars, boutiques and refined restaurants. The
centre even lies on walking distance (2 kilometres) from our house.
By the way, did you know that Morvan means "black mount"
in the Celtic language?
region provides in numerous possibilities when it comes to sports
and entertainment . You can walk here in healthy air (1000 km
of roads) or ride your mountainbike in the wide areas of woods
(9 mountainbike routes with signs along in the immediate surroundings
of Chateau Chinon). There is water recreation in and around the
lakes; sailing, water ski, jet ski, swim and kayak, Lac of the
Settons even offer fishing possibility.
your bike in the full region, the Morvan is known for its routes
with breathtaking views and "defying" turns. Chateau
Chinon lies at a distance of approximately 70 kilometres from
the formula 1 race circuit of Magny-Cours. Even in the wintertime
there are sports possibilities, you can ski cross-country on the
Haut Foulin (900 meters) or the Mont Beuvray.
the Morvan offer lots of possibilities regarding exploration of
the region. The many castles in the neighborhood, the archaeological
site Bibracte on the Mont Beuvray (Vercingetorix the Gaul was
exclaimed leader of the Gaul coalition some 2000 years ago ).
Vézelay with its breathtaking basilica, the city Autun
with its gallo-roman and medieval sites. And we didn't mention
the many small villages and picturesque cities in the surroundings...
you can eat your heart out: don't forget that you are in Burgundy!
The different villages and cities with their small squares and
beautiful streets offer each what one's looking for: enjoy a beautiful
wine, a dinner for two or enjoying a vast gastronomy, everything
a look for further information on our links page. We have already
made a selection for you. We've also added a brand new blogspot link with all the latest and some pictures!
then that quietness, the nature, the views which varies always
between forests and pasture. The less polluted air of Europe.