Voutenay-sur-Cure

  • At 15 km from Vézelay

     

    The Roman road of Agrippa cuts right through the village, used by the pilgrims in the middle ages and afterwards by Napoleon I coming home from Elba. The village is built on the left bank of the Cure around a small XII century church next to the exhumed Merovingian tombs.

    Nearby, rebuilt on the remains of a feudal residence, the castle is surrounded by moats.

    On the opposite bank is a beautiful wash house with large openings, protected by a roof constructed in four parts. Another feature, located on an small island accessible by two small bridges, is an edifice provided with the water of a little creek.