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Paris - Weekend visit to the “Forges de Buffon”
Alumni and guests are invited to join the Cambridge Society of Paris for a weekend visit to “Forges de Buffon”.
Peter Salinson has put together a visit programme for the last weekend in April, around a visit to the “Forges de Buffon” museum in Buffon near Montbard in Chablis country. About a two hour drive out of Paris down the A6, or by direct train from Paris to Montbard, you will arrive in Buffon village just after lunch – which you can take on your way down or on arrival in Buffon – for a tour booked at 2:30pm of the museum which represents an 18th Century iron works complex, which employed 500 at its peak.
Between the museum visit and dinner it will be possible to visit Monbard, or the castle ruins (and cheese) of Epoisses or the splendid restored medieval chateau of Ancy-le-Franc. Dinner and accommodation are at “Les Maronniers”. On Sunday, there will be to opportunity to go sightseeing south to nearby Alesia (Vercingetorix museum), Abbaye de Fontenay (outstanding cistercian domaine) or even Vezelay. Alternatively, North to Chablis (busy busy Sunday market), Auxerre, or even golf at Tanlay. All these places are fairly near to the A6 autoroute on the way home.
Each participant will pay their own way, with costs including €8 for the Forges de Buffon, €20-€30 in the restaurant and €70 plus breakfast for the hotel.
A full programme will be developed once those members interested have signed up. Please contact Peter using the link below to be added to the list.