- Guided tour of the Alexandre domain, certified High Environmental Value (HVE)
- A family farm
- The caves are classified as a historical monument
- The Arcy caves, a prehistoric site
- Testimonies from cavemen dated over 30,000 years ago
Burgundy has always aroused the curiosity of visitors both for its exceptional heritage that it holds and for its wines known throughout the world.
The Chablis vineyard, a charming little village among the vines, located in Yonne (89), is one of the must-see places to visit for its grand crus.
You will meet Olivier, the harvester and owner who runs the Alexandre domain. This 13-hectare family farm spreads over 4 communes, notably, Beines, La Chapelle Vaupelteigne, Lignorelles and Villy, obtained the highest level of environmental certification for farms in 2020: the HVE (High Environmental Value).
Alexandre domain mainly produces white wines of various appellations and denominations: Petit-Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Vieilles Vignes and Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume.
Discover industrial know-how and cultivation practices of the vine handed down for 3 generations! The estate warmly welcomes you and invites you to live an astonishing experience with family, friends or in a group.
From harvesting the grapes, pressing, settling, fermentation in enamelled steel vats, bottling to storage in the cellar, you will know everything about these exceptional wines marketed by the estate.
At the end of the journey, enjoy a pleasant tasting and expert advice from the owner on food and wine pairings.
A few kilometers from Chablis, you will discover a remarkable and unique site in the world: The D’Arcy-Sur-Cure cave.
Dive into the Depths!
Arcy-sur-Cure, a village located on the left bank of the Cure river, has an extraordinary regional heritage. This historic town, a true witness of human presence since prehistoric times, will amaze you.
The large Cave of Arcy-sur-Cure visited for more than 400 years and classified as an archaeological site of national interest, groups together 11 cavities dug by La Cure in a coral limestone massif between Auxerre and Avallon.
Numerous earthquakes pierced the rock which allowed the river to rush through and dig galleries. Several underground lakes and basins have formed with the flow of the water.
Accompanied by your guide, you will discover this amazing cave where traces of the Paleolithic period and cave paintings made in charcoal and red ocher are still visible.
Numerous representations of animals, mammoths, bears, rhinos, felines, birds … dating back 28,000 years were discovered in the great Grotto in 1990 by archaeologist Pierre Guilloré.
This prehistoric underground world, a legendary curiosity of scientists for decades, has been the subject of multiple excavations and research to uncover its remains.
Illustrious characters frequented the cave: Vauban, the Prince of Condé, the Duchess of Berry, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon naturalist …
Enter a surprising universe, between stalactites and stalagmites, to contemplate the vestiges and riches that it contains underground: female engravings, cave paintings, negative hands including that of a child, bones, tools, fossils, flint …
You will be able to admire the richness of the natural concretions and the traces of the human being present in the successive rooms, Coquille Saint Jacques, La Vierge, Grand Désert….
Your guide will tell you the story of this Natura 2000-listed wonder. A real open-air geology course and an introduction to the ancestral art that will delight both adults and children.
Do not miss this fascinating journey through time in the heart of this uniquely decorated underground chasm that served as a refuge for prehistoric men and animals for 200,000 years! Reserve this day full of magical discoveries concocted especially for you.