Montbard – Tips
|Calais||A26, A5, D443, D671, D971 and D980||5 hours||via Paris
|Paris||A6, D49, D956 and D905||2:45 hours||TGV
|Dieppe||N27, A151, A13, A86, A6, D49, D956 and D905||4:30 hours||via Rouen and Paris
|Le Havre||A13, A86, A6, D49, D956 and D905||4:30 hours||via Paris
|Cherbourg||N13, A13, A86, A6, D49, D956 and D905||6 hours|| via Paris
|Caen||A13, A86, A6, D49, D956 and D905||4:45 hours||via Paris - TGV
|Marseilles||A7, A6, D980||5:30 hours||via Lyon - TGV
For such a small town, they have a small railway station that receives a very comfortable TGV (high speed train) from Paris and Lyon. Not bad way to get to Burgundy.
There is no airport, not even close-by. Closest airports are Paris or Lyon.
Montbard is small so you do not need any transportation inside the city. You can walk from one side to the other in 10 minutes. There are a few humpback bridges, but they are small, and as long as you are not visiting the castle, you will not need to climb steps.
At some places there is no, or almost no, sidewalks, but traffic is sparse and not fast.
TIP: Park your car at the railway station, or at the Buffon car park.
There are some 14 restaurants in all of Montbard, most of them pizzas or fast food. Not much choice…
Things To See/Things To Do
Montbard is not a tourist-worthy city, with its most visited attraction a few kilometres outside the city.
- The number one thing to see is the Fontenay Abbey. It’s worth a detour:
- The Montbard Castle and Buffon Park requires a steep climb up, but can be interesting if you are into fortress and gardens.
- The Buffon Museum
- A short walk through town to see some of the older houses
- The Tourist Office is very friendly and helpful. Do give them a visit, they are just outside the railway station: