Burgundy Fast Facts

  • Burgundy

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    © Atout France Michel Angot

  • Dijon

    © Atout France Michel Angot


    © Atout France Michel Angot

Burgundy Fast Facts

Capital: Dijon

Michelin-Starred Chefs: 24 in the 2012 guide (including three 3 Michelin-Starred: La Côte Saint-Jacques in Joigny, le relais Bernard Loiseau in Saulieu and Lameloise in Chagny)

Unesco heritage: Fontenay (cistercian abbey), Vezelay (Romanesque architecture) and la Charité-Sur-Loire (on the Santiago de Compostelle path)

On the water: With canals and rivers spanning over 1,000 km, Burgundy has the largest navigable network in France. Burgundy holds an advantage - you are never far from the sites that give the region its distinct charm: a cosy countryside bistro or the wine cellar of a wine-grower, a Roman abbey or a Renaissance castle. Plenty of chances for amusement, and many other good reasons to discover Burgundy!

Wine tours: By jeep or limousine, with friends, as a couple or a business seminar, a Wine Tour is first and foremost a wonderful way to explore Burgundy's wine-growing country and heritage. A great escape, combining an introduction to wine, rambles and tastings... From complete beginners to well-informed wine-lovers, everyone can become familiar with Burgundy's finest wines on this journey of discovery.

By bike: With 800 km of "Voies Vertes" (marked bike paths) and "Véloroutes" (safe, clearly marked itineraries), Burgundy is a paradise for all those in search of off the-
beaten-track holidays.

Festivals & events: French Gourmet Days (Franco gourmandes) in Tournus in June, Beaune International Festival of Baroque Opera in July, "Fantastic Picnic" in Burgundy on the canal banks on Sept 21st and 22nd, 10th anniversary of the Musicancy festival in the Chateau of Ancy le Franc, Jazz in Nevers mid-November...

Top location: Located just a few hours from Paris, Burgundy is ideal for a short break or a longer holiday. The region is easily accessible by motorway or by TGV (1h40), Dijon is only 300 km from Paris.

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