Discover must-see sites in Burgundy
Burgundy is a region of must-see sites such as the abbey of Fontenay, the village of Vézelay, the rock of Solutré but not only. Enjoy wine festivals, concerts, restaurants and also lakes and forests!
Here is a suggestion for a 3-day trip. Visit the Bourgogne Tourism Board website for more ideas!
Day 1: Dijon - From the 150-foot high Tour Philippe le Bon, enjoy a superb view and plan your next moves. The adjacent Palais des Ducs recalls the days when the Dukes of Burgundy were wheeling and dealing across Europe. Go to the excellent Musée des Beaux-Arts, which is particularly strong on Medieval and Renaissance art. In the afternoon, explore the area: in Guedelon, a medieval castle is being built using the 13th century techniques! Explore Vezelay and its amazing Mary Magdalena Basilica (UNESCO world heritage site).
Day 2: Wine - Head out to the Cote de Nuits region. Winemaking is part of the very fabric of this region, intimately intertwined with its history and economy. The “Routes des Grand Crus” takes you through the Burgundy’s wine-making country, and you’ll pass scenic villages, picture postcard chateaux and – of course – sample some great wines. In the afternoon, why not explore the stunning Fontenay Abbey, a Cistercian masterpiece and UNESCO world heritage site.
Day 3: Beaune - The city is still preserving some excellent historic monuments. The Hotel-Dieu is a medieval masterpiece with a fanciful tiled roof, and much of the old city wall is intact. Walking the winding streets of the manageable city center is a great way to spend the day, with the evening offering all sorts of culinary temptations in this renowned hotspot of gastronomy and viticulture.