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Burgundy travel guide

About Burgundy

Renowned for its fabulous wines, Burgundy is a region of vineyards, chateau and excellent wine cellars that is covered in lots of cycling and walking trails so you can explore the charming countryside of these fertile lands.

Legendary wines and cuisine specialities, together with scenic countryside, medieval villages and fine cities, all help to make Burgundy a delight.

Although rich in history and heritage with Romanesque churches, châteaux and abbeys it is the world famous wines that are Burgundy's greatest ambassadors.

Sample some at the numerous cellars or follow one of the great wine routes of France passing through villages with well known names such as Mâcon, Fuissé and Chablis.

Take your bicycles with you and explore the beautiful countryside along marked trails, on country roads and through the Morvan Regional Park where you can also try rock climbing, watersports or just relax and take in the stunning scenery.

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Cuisine of Burgundy

Local specialities

Burgundy snails (supposed to be the biggest in France). Charolais beef. Dijon mustard.

What's on the menu?

Pochouse, a delicious fish stew made with freshwater fish in white wine. Dishes served 'à la bourguignonne' which means in a sauce of red wine, shallots, mushrooms and butter.

What to drink

Kir, white wine with blackcurrant liqueur. Burgundy red and white wines.

Why visit Burgundy?

  • World-famous Burgundy wines
  • Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy in Dijon
  • Visit wine cellars, châteaux and vineyards
  • Hot air ballooning over the countryside

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