Montréal is a typical Burgundian medieval fortified village with houses of local stone dating back to the 13th century. You enter by a medieval arch which breaches the first of three encircling walls. On top of the ‘Mount Royal’ is the famous collegiate church of transitional Romanesque-Perpendicular architecture. 'Au Quinze' is the village café-bistro serving excellent 'formule' lunches. Alongside is 'La Hirondelle', a co-operative boutique selling art and local produce. The nearest town is Avallon 9km away. A bustling medieval town with restaurants, gourmet food shops chic boutiques, traditional Saturday market, art deco cinema, local railway station and a large supermarket on the outskirts of the town.

Burgundy is bursting with history, spectacular scenery, castles, chateaux, and of course wine. The Morvan National park is just a few miles away offering rolling hills, forests, lakes, canoeing, horse riding and regional delicacies such as truffles, chestnuts, cherries and snails. Auxerre to the north and Dijon to the south are two major cities abounding with cultural treasures and Paris is only a one hour TVG train journey from the local station of Montbard.

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