Placed above the Roman ramparts of the old city, this gorgeous 17th-century convent has been transformed into a delightful hotel, complete with spacious lodgings, an antiques-adorned restaurant, and a splendid, geometric French-style garden. Guest rooms, which are gradually being redecorated, are currently a mixed bag; some have folkloric headboards, wood-beam accents, and subtle pops of color, but others are much less alluring. Ask for one with views of the surrounding
Morvan hills. The hotel restaurant successfully delivers ambitious nouvelle dishes, along with old favorites such as snail-filled pastry and Bresse chicken.