Defending Cluny Abbey, Berzé is the largest fortress in southern Burgundy with its thirteen towers built between the 11th and 14th centuries. Considered impregnable under Louis XI, it includes some ingenious defensive systems within its three enclosures. Built before the castle, a Carolingian chapel is hidden away in the terraced gardens that offer an exceptional view over the site of Solutré.
Related services : Grande fête médiévale.
Opening / Closing : Open from March 26th, 2016 till September 30th, 2016. In March, April, May, June and September: open every day, except Monday. Guided tours at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. In July and August: open every day from 10 am till 6 pm. Tasting on request. Open from 10am to 12am and from 2pm to 6pm (visit every hour) : Weekend of Easter (March 26th, 27th and 28th, 2016 ) / weekend of May 1st (from April 30th till May 1st, 2016) / weekend of the Ascension Day (May 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th, 2016) / weekend of the Pentecost (May 14th, 15th and 16th, 2016 ). Open all year long by appointment for the groups.
Groups accepted : yes
Maximum group : 80 ppl
Coach parking : yes
Speaking languages : French , German , English , Spanish , Italian , Dutch
Payment methods : Credit card , Cheques and postal orders , Holiday vouchers , Cash , Bank transfers