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Enjoy our unique historic setting (with modern comforts) and our railway theme, all in our tranquil and charming setting.

  • Bar-Café, breakfast in the station’s 1882 café, plus simple lunch or picnic basket.
  • Surrounded by expansive views of farms and forest.
  • Special provisions to accommodate handicapped persons wherever possible.

The village of Dracy-Saint-Loup

The village of Dracy-Saint-Loup has many surprises to discover.

  • View the ancient Chateau of Dracy-Saint-Loup (under renovation).
  • Visit the quaint village of Dracy-Saint-Loup (only 1 km by foot, bicycle or car – safe, there are no major roads nearby).
  • Outdoor activities and adventures.
Activités à la gare de Dracy-Saint-Loup, bed and breakfast, chambres d'hôtes en Bourgogne

Mayor's office and primary school of Dracy-Saint-Loup.

Activités à la gare de Dracy-Saint-Loup, bed and breakfast, chambres d'hôtes en Bourgogne

The Château de Dracy-Saint-Loup, constructed in 1622, is certified as an Historic Monument. It is currently in renovation.

Activités à la gare de Dracy-Saint-Loup, bed and breakfast, chambres d'hôtes en Bourgogne

The bakery and patisserie of Dracy-Saint-Loup.

Activités à la gare de Dracy-Saint-Loup, bed and breakfast, chambres d'hôtes en Bourgogne

The Château de Dracy-Saint-Loup, constructed in 1622, is certified as an Historic Monument. It is currently in renovation.

At the station

Our second locomotive, a beautiful 1916 La Meuse 030T, was obtained from a railroad museum in Belgium, and has been modified so that young children and old "children" can explore it and safely play engineer at the controls.

Musée gare PLM à travers les guerres, Gare de Dracy-Saint-Loup Bedand Breakfast, chambres d'hôtes en Bourgogne

Part of the exercise equipment being installed in our Activities railway car, which also offers a library and game room. Exercise (a little) then relax !

Notre cave à vin de plus de 250 bouteilles des vins de Bourgogne et de Bordeaux vous attend !

Our wine cellar of over 250 bottles of Burgundy and Bordeaux wines awaits you !

Notre cave à vin de plus de 250 bouteilles des vins de Bourgogne et de Bordeaux vous attend !

Our wine cellar of over 250 bottles of Burgundy and Bordeaux wines awaits you !

le poste de Dracy-Saint-Loup, avec commandes pour les rails

The brick building next to the station at Dracy-Saint-Loup, with controls for the rails. This will now be the the room for a large jacuzzi spa (6 persons).

Read and relax at Dracy-Saint-Loup. Whether it is Fredric Nietzsche or coloring books of Maya the Bee, we have a fine selection in our library.

Our guests will certify that the meals at Dracy-Saint-Loup are "5 Star" !

Dracy-Saint-Loup is comfortable for children of all ages, and with modern (circa 1910) furniture for the little ones.

Safety First ! This will never happen at Dracy-Saint-Loup, like at the Paris station of Montparnasse in 1895. Again and again we tell the SNCF "Trains that move are dangerous", but they do not listen. However, we guaranty your safety by fixing our locomotives and wagons securely in one place !

Outdoor activities and adventures

You can visit nearby villages, or take a picnic in a quiet place. We also offer inflatable boats to float and relax on the surrounding calm rivers within 300 meters from the station.

  • Pétanque (boules, or bocce balls), Hiking, Trampoline, Badminton
  • Vélorail (bicycle-powered 2-5 place carts on railroad tracks) veloraildefrance.com.
  • Bicycles, and safe rural roads.
  • Barbecue and picnic tables.
  • Fishing (river a distance of 350 meters).
  • Steam train (1910 Cockerill T020) to explore.
  • Safe exploration of railway tracks, farms, small woods, and historic railway cars (some dating to 1896).  There are no major roads nearby.
  • Petting zoo with goats, rabbits, and chickens.
  • Jacuzzi (with adult supervision – swimming pool in plan).
Activités à la gare de Dracy-Saint-Loup, bed and breakfast, chambres d'hôtes en Bourgogne

Plan a picnic while touring the "Route des Grands Crus", through the center of the famous Burgundy wine region -- perhaps in one of our classic Citroën 2CV !

Activités à la gare de Dracy-Saint-Loup, bed and breakfast, chambres d'hôtes en Bourgogne

L'Arroux River, 1300 meters from the station. It is possible to fish or use our four rafts for a small adventure. Le Club École Française de Canoë-Kayak de Dracy-Saint-Loup offers professional guided tours on the river.

Activités à la gare de Dracy-Saint-Loup, bed and breakfast, chambres d'hôtes en Bourgogne

We offer you a choice of new bicycles and vintage bicycles for adults and children. You can enjoy a visit to the nearby villages, or a picnic at a quiet spot. We also offer inflatable boats to explore and relax in the calm streams and rivers less than 300 meters from the station.

Our selection of classic and modern bicycles of all sizes will add to your adventures and exploration.

Safety is a concern for us, so we offer helmets of all sizes. All are cleaned and sterilized after use. We also offer modern lighting for evening bicycling.

Activités à la gare de Dracy-Saint-Loup, bed and breakfast, chambres d'hôtes en Bourgogne

One of four Citroën 2CV at the gare. Two are available for picnics or touring the Burgundy wine country.

Musée gare PLM à travers les guerres, Gare de Dracy-Saint-Loup Bedand Breakfast, chambres d'hôtes en Bourgogne

Bounce on our 2-meter trampoline for young children and "old children" (up to 80 kilos).

Activités à la gare de Dracy-Saint-Loup, bed and breakfast, chambres d'hôtes en Bourgogne

The Drée River, 250 meters from the station, where it is possible to fish or go rafting.

La maison de barrière à l'entrée de la station de Dracy-Saint-Loup.

The barrier house at the entry to the station of Dracy-Saint-Loup.

The surrounding area

Discover the landscapes of Burgundy near the station of Dracy-Saint-Loup.

  • Close (9 km) to touristic and historic city of Roman times of Autun, with many excellent restaurants, opera, theater, and virtually all services.
  • For tourists, less than 30 minutes from the Burgundy wine region, and and less than an  hour to the historic cities of Dijon, Nuits-Saint-George, and Beaune.
  •  As available, a classic Citroën 2CV for tourist ventures through the wine country.

Cathedral Saint-Lazare, City of Autun (© D. Thévenin), 9 km from Dracy-Saint-Loup

Autun theatre romain

Roman Theater, City of Autun (© D. Thévenin), 9 km from Dracy-Saint-Loup

Activités à la gare de Dracy-Saint-Loup, bed and breakfast, chambres d'hôtes en Bourgogne

The famous Charolais cows of the region on the farm next to our train station.

Activités à la gare de Dracy-Saint-Loup, bed and breakfast, chambres d'hôtes en Bourgogne

A view of the station from the nearby farm. Can you see our station concealed in the private woods ?

Activités à la gare de Dracy-Saint-Loup, bed and breakfast, chambres d'hôtes en Bourgogne

The calm and safe road at the entry to the station for bicycling or hiking.

Activités à la gare de Dracy-Saint-Loup, bed and breakfast, chambres d'hôtes en Bourgogne

Views of the farm on the northwest of the station. There are two small streams that form two sides of the land of our station.

Activités à la gare de Dracy-Saint-Loup, bed and breakfast, chambres d'hôtes en Bourgogne

The grand trees of 1882 on the 200-meter paved "Alley of the Trees" -- being beautifully trimmed.

monument de la Résistance, les Maquisards Bayard

About 5 km from the station (direction Arnay-le-Duc) is the monument of the Résistance, the Maquisards Bayard, which rests in peaceful woods overlooking the countryside. If you have time, pay your respects to these brave men and women.

Activités à la gare de Dracy-Saint-Loup, bed and breakfast, chambres d'hôtes en Bourgogne

A view of the woods to the south of the station. Please remember, the "Phantom Wolf" of Dracy-Saint-Loup is a friendly wolf and only eats ice cream !

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