The medieval city, perched high up, is one of the jewels of southern Burgundy. The feudal castle dates back to 944. It looks like an eagle’s nest, behind its three precincts. Between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries, the powerful warlords of Josserand de Brancion, rivals of Cluny, were at the same time crusaders and looters.
The Roman chapel. A masterpiece of late roman architecture, it is decorated with murals from the end of the thirteenth century. The market hall is from the fifteenth XV century. Further down, in the fields, one can see the remains of menhirs, which seem to have been used as boundary stones. 71700 Martailly-lès-Brancion. www.chateau-de-brancion.com