Bourgogne 2017-05-18T14:21:42+00:00

Travel in Bourgogne

At a stone’s throw from Paris and Lyon, the Bourgogne provides a concentrate of all the charms France has on offer: the good life, good food, incredible wines, centuries-old architectural heritage,…Get inspired by Bourgogne!

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Art of living made in Bourgogne

Cross the legendary vineyards of  Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-Saint-Georges or Gevrey-Chambertin on your bike, go to a tasting in a cellar or a wine-bar in Beaune or a village on the Route des Grands Crus, go on a river cruise on the canal du Nivernais, stroll on the banks of the Loire, the last great wild river in Europe, contemplate treasures of religious architecture in Vézelay or Fontenay, admire the Renaissance richness of he castles of  Tanlay or Ancy-le-Franc, be surprised by the crazy bet of the medieval worksite of Guédelon built according to medieval techniques, gaze at a sunset on the shore of the lake of  Settons in the Morvan … Bourgogne is experienced in a million of unforgettable ways

Key figures / landmarks

sites listed in the UNESCO world heritage
of the AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) allocated to French wines are from Bourgogne. Welcome to Bacchus country
Grands crus and 684 Climates classified Premier cru
workers are active on the medieval site of Guédelon, a fortified castle built with the techniques and materials in the Middle Ages. A considerable challenge!
years of history passed in the abbey of Fontenay, the oldest Cistercian preserved abbey in the world.
boats are proposed for hire in Bourgogne to navigate the 1200 km of canals and rivers of the region, all without permits and getting sea sick.

Table art and happy tastebuds

In France, gastronomy is an art form that probably is most perfectly expressed in Bourgogne, through:

  •  prestigious local produce such as Fijon mustard, Charolaise meat, Bresse chickens, snails or even Bourgogne truffels, a rare and refined product.
  •  famous tables served by often Michelin-starred chefs that innovate, revisit the iconic recipes of the region and in particular will make you enjoy memorable gastronomic moments.

Those gastronomic and oenological pleasures are mainly the opportunity to appreciate the conviviality and the sharing mentality that the Bourgogne and its inhabitants demonstrate.

Awakening of the senses

Bourgogne is a region where exceptional wines are produced and whose quality of the soil and the know-how of the wine producers are recognised the world over. A recognition that was officialised in 2015 with the registration of the  Climats du vignoble de Bourgogne, or in other words the Bourguignon vineyards, in the Unesco world heritage of Humanity.

In order to never again having to be puzzled about a menu in a bar or the shelf in the supermarket, nothing beats an initiation course in oenology: wine experts share their passion, their experience and the meal-wine combinations they appreciate.

Haute couture Bourgogne

Crossed by rivers and canals, populated with forests, lakes and hills, Bourgogne is one of a kind. Natural sites like Roche de Solutré or human creations like the locks of Sardy will definitely not prove the opposite. A cultural destination, the Bourgogne hosts timeless events every year like the festival of crime films in Beaune, the festival of the word in Charité-sur-Loire or Theatre in May in Dijon.

The Bourgogne is the reflex you need for an authentic weekend

A rural escape and a piece of history in the Morvan

You go mainly to Morvan for a breath of fresh air and enjoy the peace and quiet between fishing in the lake of  Pannecière, swimming in the lake des Settons, hikes on foot or on your bike in the Regional Natural Park of Morvan or simply a nap in very natural settings.

2000 years ago, this bucolic little corner was the centre of intense economic and craft activity. The Grand Site de France Bibracte testifies this. The ancient fortified Gallic city (Oppidum) and the capital of the Gallic Eduen people has now been transformed into a Celtic museum and archaeological site of the highest quality.

Another site charged with history,  Vézelay and its basilica are a strong symbol of Christianity in medieval times and a spiritual stopover on the roads to St Jacques.  Even if you are not passionate about history, go there just for a stroll. Classified prettiest village of France, this little hamlet deserves a visit!