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“There can be no age limit to the enjoyment of new experiences.”
– Diana Tennant

Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted by your Hostess with a hot cup of tea, a glass of wine or something stronger.

Directions to Missery by car

From Paris, leave via the Porte d’Orléans on the A6 towards Lyon & the South of France; after 240 km south-east of Paris, leave the motorway at Exit number 23 - Bierre-les-Semur & Semur-en-Auxois (after Auxerre & Avallon.) Turn right after the toll in the direction of Précy-sous-Thil (6km). Once in Précy, go straight over after the STOP sign, continue down this road (marked to Arnay-le-Duc) for about 12 km into the village of Missery. The entrance gates to the château are on the right.

From the South, take Exit 24 – Pouilly-en-Auxois on the A6 and make for Saulieu on the D977bis road. Missery is nestled under the village of Mont Saint Jean about 8km north of this road.

Directions to Missery by train

TGVs leave Paris - Gare de Lyon and arrive at the local station of Montbard in about one hour, two or three times a day, or at Dijon in 1h20. From Montbard, it is possible to rent a car (, or take a coach connection to Précy-sous-Thil or Saulieu (around 40 minutes.)

Directions to Missery by plane

Small planes can land at Dijon airport, but there are no regular flights from the UK or USA. The closest international airport is Orly, just south of Paris, from where one can rent a car and take the A6 to Bierre-les-Semur, as explained above, or Lyon-Saint Exupéry, from where one can travel north on the A6 to Pouilly-en-Auxois, as explained above.

Lunch on the way?

If you are driving from Paris and wish to have a bite en route, we recommend Le Quai in Auxerre. It serves traditional French fare, delicious pizzas and has menus at €20-25. (