La Rochepot Castle dates back to the late 12th century. It was rebuilt in the 15th century and restored in the 19th century with the addition of glazed tiles. The glazed polychromatic roof tiles are a historic heritage in the Burgundy region and cover many of its landmarks. Côte d’Or, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France.
The Berzé Castle is a medieval fortress dating back to the 10th century. It is located on the hillsides west of the Saône River, the Burgundy wine-producing region. Berzé-le-Castel, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France.
The Citadel of Besançon is a military fortress from the 17th century. It is strategically located on the neck of an oxbow at a height of more than 100 meters above the Doubs River. The old town has the natural protection of the river as it is entirely within the oxbox and the modern town expands outside the meander. Doubs, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France.
As an outstanding military architecture of the 17th century, the Citadel of Besançon is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is the masterpiece of King Louis XIV’s famed architect, Vauban. Doubs, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France.
The Lycée Militaire of Autun, was built as a major seminary in the late 17th century. During its tumultous history, it served as a hospital, then a prison. Nowadays, it is a general, technological and higher education establishment under the supervision of the Ministry of the Armed Forces. Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France.
The Hospices of Beaune was founded in 1443, to serve solely as a hospital for the poor. It had functioned as such until 1971 when it was moved to a modern facility nearby. Nowadays, this flamboyant architecture houses a museum and every year a famous wine auction takes place for a charitable organization. Côte d'Or, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France.
Nestled in a remote valley, the Fontenay Abbey dates back to the 12th century. Its rich heritage warrants its status as a Unesco World Heritage site. Côte d'Or, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France.
Remains of an ancient temple from the 1st century. Janus Temple in Autun, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France.