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Around Vezelay?

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Leaving very soon and we'll stop in Vezelay for a day.
Are there any interesting places in the area that you could recommend other than L'Esperance within a 30 minute drive?
There has not been a post about this in a while i cannot find any recommendations. I am looking for a dinner place and could drive around the area. For lunch we will probably have a picnic from our Paris stock.

Also will be spending another 2 days around Sainte Sabine in the Chateux hotel with the same name. They have a restaurant called Le Lassey. Anyone has heard anything about it? Would appreciate any suggestions around the area.

Already have a reservation for Sunday lunch one of the days at Ferme de la Ruchotte and will post afterwards about it. I'm super excited about this one.

Thanks in advance

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  1. Last summer we stayed a couple of km out of Avalon at Girolles Les Forges. Our room, actually two level suite, the Pigeonnier, was very comfortable. The table d'hote in the evening was exceptional. Quite accomplished cooking and lively conversation at the communal (international) table. We would recommend highly. It is a very viable stop from which to visit Veselay.


    1. Les Chatelaines is a ferme-auberge in the old town of Avallon.
      Nearby in the beautiful castle village Les Bazoches is another ferme-auberge of the same name as the village
      Like all ferme-auberges, they serve simple fresh farm fare. Like all ferme-auberges, mobbed by locals. Must reserve.

      1. I think I may have mentioned previously Les Deux Ponts, in a lovely sleepy hamlet just minutes below Vezelay. We've been twice, most recently two years ago. Simple and elegant, run by a nice young couple. Two forks and spoons in the red guide. If you go, make sure to walk over the two bridges, one of which is very ancient. - Jake