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    Day 4

    177 mi3 mi

    Beautiful Unknown Villages and a Castle Full of Surprises

    Chanaz … have you heard of it? Well, as of today, it will be etched in your memory as one of the most beautiful “Venice” style villas you have ever seen. There, you will see a 19th century water mill in full operation, go to a bar in the middle of the woods and cross very high bridges, surrounded by beautiful landscapes.
    Then you´ll go to Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne. Another little Venice hidden and not much mentioned, it used to be a fortified village and there is still a gate from the 1300's that was part of the wall. Here you´ll stroll and fall in love with its atmosphere and its friendly inhabitants.
    To finish the day, you´ll visit an incredible castle, not only for its beauty but for everything that is exhibited there. The most extraordinary collections you can imagine await you there: from fighter planes, racing cars and motorcycles to aerospace ships. All this accompanied by excellent wine. Can you imagine?
    9.4 mi25 min
    Parking de l'écluse
    09:251 min

    Parking de l'écluse

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    Today´s journey begins in Chanaz, a hidden gem in the French department of Savoie. In this large public parking lot you can leave the car and walk through this beautiful village.
    0.2 mi5 min
    Écluse de Chanaz
    09:3545 min

    Écluse de Chanaz

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    The best thing to do to enjoy the beautiful views is to stroll and walk along the walkways next to the canal waters. Here the river paints the landscape and embellishes it in an extraordinary way. Then walking arround the village, you´ll find narrow streets adorned with flowers, steep bridges and small boats plying the waters, it´s like a picture.
    The ideal thing to do is to take a boat ride. These boats travel along the Savières canal to the Lac du Bourget (round trip), but these trips take about 2 hours and they leave mid-morning. If you decide to take it, remember that the schedules of the other points of interest on the trip may be affected.
    1.1 mi25 min
    L’Ail des Ours
    10:4515 min

    L’Ail des Ours

    Restaurant
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    Regardless the time of day, this refuge in the nature invites you to sit and enjoy a coffee or other beverage with the excuse of staying for a while...
    Opening hours Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 to 16:00 h and from 19:00 to 22:00 h. Sundays 11:00 to 17:00 h.
    Monday closed
    For more information
    0.2 mi5 min
    Moulin de Chanaz
    11:1530 min

    Moulin de Chanaz

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    In this old mill, things are made as they were centuries ago. The stone wheel moves continuously, driven by wooden gears that are set in motion by the force of the water.
    Built in 1868, this mill is perfectly preserved and working in full operation to produce oils, jams and other products made from hazelnuts and walnuts. During the visit, the owners demonstrate the process and offer a small tasting.
    Here you will also find more products that are made in the upper part of the village such as chocolate, coffee, beer or even soaps.
    Opening hours: Closed every Monday and Tuesday morning.
    In June, July, August: Tuesday from 14:00 to 17:00. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 11:00 to 17:00 hs NON-STOP Sunday from 11:00 to 16:00 h. Non stop
    September to October: Thursday 14:00 to 17:00 Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to 17:00 h. Sunday 11:00 to 16:00 h.
    OPEN during regular hours: Thursday July 14th Monday August 15
    Exceptional closings: July 12 (reopening on July 13 at 14:00 h.) August 16 and 17.
    Phone number: (+33)07 867 07 869 For more information please click here
    1 mi20 min
    Parking de l'écluse
    12:051 min

    Parking de l'écluse

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    Time to pick up the car to continue on the route.
    63.2 mi1 hr 40 min
    Parking
    13:501 min

    Parking

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    The car can be parked here to take a short walk through this village, very little known, but with charming corners.
    0.3 mi10 min
    Le Clos De La Tour Restaurant
    14:0545 min

    Le Clos De La Tour Restaurant

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    It is a pleasure to sit here, either inside or on the terrace, to enjoy delicious meals from their fabulous menu. Its atmosphere and surroundings will make you feel very comfortable and eager to spend hours enjoying it.
    Opening hours Tuesday to Saturday: from 07:00 to 23:00 h. Sundays: 07:00 to 16:00 h. Monday: closed
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    0.3 mi10 min
    Porte de Villars
    15:005 min

    Porte de Villars

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    This outstanding gate belonged to the ramparts that protected Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne in the past, it is the only gate of this defense that is still standing. It was built around the year 1300.
    0.1 mi5 min
    Parking
    15:101 min

    Parking

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    After stretching your legs and taking in the sights of this charming village, return to the parking lot to pick up the car, but in doing so be sure to take the narrow streets that belong to the old town to take the opportunity to continue touring.
    74.4 mi1 hr 30 min
    Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune
    16:451 hr 30 min

    Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune

    Museum
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    As a finishing touch to this beautiful trip, you´ll visit a Château with the most incredible collection, it will leave you amazed.
    There are 9 permanent collections to which you will have access with your ticket:
    The largest collection of fighter planes in the world, almost 250 antique motorcycles, rare and unusual collection of "Abarth" prototypes from around the world, and also: aerospace, models, fire trucks and much more.
    Under the castle there are cellars dating back to the 14th and 17th centuries, where the wines are kept in bottles and barrels. The castle´s vineyards include a number of denominations characteristic of the area. The wines are on sale at the castle.
    Opening hours: Every day from 09:00 to 18:30 hs. (last admission at 17:00 h.)
    For more information
    0.2 mi5 min
    Le Wine-Not
    18:251 hr 30 min

    Le Wine-Not

    Restaurant
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    After being in such a castle you deserve to dine like kings, this place is highly recommended for its exquisite cuisine.
    Opening hours Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: from 12:00 - 14:00 and 19:00 - 21:00 h. Sunday: from 12:00 - 14:30 h.
    Tuesday & Wednesday closed.
    For more information or reservations call +33380242942
    29.9 mi40 min
    21:00

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