In the Nièvre (department 58), along the D38, near the village Ste Marie, is the farm called Maubranche. It is approx. 40 km east of Nevers. The house is from 1876 and reflects the charm of old times. The occupants of the stables underline the rural atmosphere. And with a little luck you get a freshly laid egg for breakfast!

The Dutch hostess of this B&B can give you information about trips in these beautiful surroundings. The neighbourhood of Maubranche offers a variety of activities, for instance hiking, cycling or canoeing and one can also visit some historical sites.

Address: Maubranche, 58330 Sainte-Marie

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Things to do

Flee markets: every weekend you can visit a flee market in one of the villages nearby (brocante). Furthermore you can find general markets and monthly ones.

Boat trips on the Nivernais canal with lots of locks and underground tunnels. See Aqua Fluvial for more information.

Things to see there are castles (for instance the Chateau de Bazoches where the well known architect De Vauban lies buried). The famous city of Vézelay with the basil of Sainte Madeleine, where long ago the 2nd crusade began and which lies on the pilgrims route to Santiago de Compostella. Or Jailly with its 12th century Norman church. And the national park Le Morvan.



Burgundy wine is wine made in the Burgundy region in eastern France, in the valleys and slopes west of the Saône, a tributary of the Rhône. The most famous wines produced here—those commonly referred to as "Burgundies"—are dry red wines made from Pinot noir grapes and white wines made from Chardonnay grapes. Red and white wines are also made from other grape varieties, such as Gamay and Aligoté, respectively. Small amounts of rosé and sparkling wines are also produced in the region. Chardonnay-dominated Chablis and Gamay-dominated Beaujolais are formally part of the Burgundy wine region, but wines from those subregions are usually referred to by their own names rather than as "Burgundy wines". Burgundy has a higher number of appellations d'origine contrôlée (AOCs) than any other French region, and is often seen as the most terroir-conscious of the French wine regions.


French cuisine

French cuisine consists of the cooking traditions and practices from France. In the 14th century Guillaume Tirel, a court chef known as "Taillevent", wrote Le Viandier, one of the earliest recipe collections of medieval France. During that time, French cuisine was heavily influenced by Italian cuisine. In the 17th century, chefs François Pierre La Varenne and Marie-Antoine Carême spearheaded movements that shifted French cooking away from its foreign influences and developed France's own indigenous style. Cheese and wine are a major part of the cuisine.