Island is located approximately 120 miles (193 kilometers) from Paris, the national capital.
Island isn't the only place in Burgundy worth seeing; visitors with plenty of time can also take a day trip or two to experience the special qualities of the nearby landscapes, communities and cultural attractions. Head 3 miles (5 kilometers) southwest from Island to Avallon, where you'll find the Tour de l'Horloge and Musee de l'Avallonnais.
When you are ready to head further afield beyond Island, why not check out the nearest center. Autun is around 40 miles (64 kilometers) away and features attractions such as Roman Theater, Plan d'eau du Vallon and Temple of Autun. Cathedrale St-Lazare and Musee Rolin are also good places to head to.
Burgundy has been blessed with a truly fascinating religious history; so take the time to visit the area's beautiful cathedrals. To get a real sense of a region, it often pays to step back into earlier times. Burgundy's colorful old towns provide a wonderful starting point.
Visiting places you've never been can bring out the more adventurous side of travelers. If you are feeling adventurous, try hot air ballooning.
When it's time to head back to the normality of home, you'll be bidding this special place a fond and teary Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell).