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Chablis heritage

Chablis offers a wealth of things to do, combining tastings and vineyard visits with discovering the local heritage through trips to museums and monuments dating back several centuries that tell the story of this winegrowing region.

The Collégiale Saint Martin in ChablisThe Collégiale Saint Martin was built in 1160 and reconstructed from 1220 onwards. It is one of many religious buildings influenced by the cathedral in the nearby city of Sens. Apart from the bell-tower, all the walls are original. Paintings from the 13th century and horseshoes on the side gate underline the importance of this stopover on the route of Santiago de Compostela. Subsequent restorations hardly changed the church's overall appearance, with the exception of the 50m bell-tower which was erected in 1852.

The southern door is in the Romanesque style and has a tympanum decorated with a fleur-de-lys cross that is encircled by two fantastic animals. The defaced paintings are from the 13th century. The casements are covered with horseshoes put there by pilgrims asking for their horses to be healed. They asked for protection from Saint Martin, who at that time was the patron saint of horse riders.
Visiting hours: Saturdays at 3pm or by request.
GPS Coordinates :
longitude : 3.799990699
latitude : 47.816051

L’Obédiencerie: Just beside the Collégiale Saint Martin, this L’Obédiencerie in Chablisbuilding, which dates from the 15th-17th centuries was the property of the Chapter of Canons of Tours, who received money from the canons resident in Chablis. A very old wooden press is housed in the cellar.
22 rue Louis Bro, 89800 Chablis. Tel. +33 (0)3.86.42.89.00
GPS Coordinates :
longitude : 3.80048550
latitude : 47.8161911


Eglise Saint Pierre de Chablis: Built in the heart of the Saint Pierre church in Chabliscemetery, the church of Saint Pierre is a wonderful Gothic construction from the 7th and 8th centuries when it was the only parish in the town. It was remodeled in the 18th century when the bell-tower was rebuilt and had its choir destroyed during the Revolution.
GPS Coordinates :
longitude : 3.799722222
latitude : 47.8086111

L'Hôtel-Dieu: The origins of this building go back to the L'Hotel Dieu in ChablisMiddle Ages. It was occupied by the Order of the Holy Ghost. The chapel, like the Hospices de Beaune, was an extension of the ward so the patients could also attend mass.
GPS Coordinates :
longitude : 3.8005567
latitude : 47.8132275
 

Le Petit Pontigny: ThiLe Petit Pontigny in Chabliss collection of wonderful buildings was built between the 15th and 18th centuries. It is also home to a monumental wine press. All the traditional festivals held in Chablis pass by le Petit Pontigny.
GPS Coordinates :
longitude : 3.801441699
latitude : 47.811981



Hôtel Gras in Chablis
Hôtel Gras: This old townhouse close by Le Petit Pontigny is the former residence of General Gras, inventor of the Gras rifle. Today, the building is home to the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB).
GPS Coordinates :
longitude : 3.801441699
latitude : 47.811981



Priory of Saint Cosme: Built in the 12th century by Priory of Saint Cosme in ChablisPremonstratensian canons, the priory was originally fortified and protected by ditches. It was here, from Vaucouleurs en route for Chinon, that Jeanne d’Arc is said to have spent the night in February 1429. Indeed, there is a Rue Jeanne d’Arc in Chablis.
GPS Coordinates :
longitude : 3.800973600
latitude : 47.8094441


Château de Béru: Belonging to the Comtes de Béru since the 16th century, this beautiful house overlooks the vines of Chablis. It has a rare sundial and moondial dating from the 15th century, a door and tower from the 12th century and a dovecote with 1,500 perches from the 18th century.Guided tours from 11am - 4pm from 15 April to 15 November, or by appointment.
Tel: +33 (0)3.86.75.90.43
Website: www.chateaudeberu.com
GPS Coordinates :
longitude : 3.88777777
latitude : 47.8002778

Don’t hesitate to ask at the Chablis Tourist Office for help with planning your trip.
1 rue du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny - 89800 Chablis.
Tel: +33 (0)3.86.42.80.80.
Website: www.chablis.fr/en
The Tourist Office has bicycles for hire and guided tours of local wine estates.

There is also a Chablis church and surrounding communes trail, as well as a wash-house trail which can be found at: www.chablis.fr/en