Guide to Burgundy attractions

George C By George C, 28th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Burgundy lies in an area bordered by the river Loire, as well as the Franche-Comté and Champagne districts to the east.

Guide to Burgundy attractions

Burgundy lies in an area bordered by the river Loire, as well as the Franche-Comté and Champagne districts to the east. While the Rhone Alpes region borders it to the south. Its capital, Dijon is a vibrant cultural, administrative and commercial hub. The climate in the region is continental, the summers are relatively warm, and the winters are quite cold. It is also easy to book holiday rentals in Burgundy.


The four departments that make-up Burgundy (Côte-d'Or, Saône-et-Loire, Yonne and Nièvre) are tourist wonderlands in their own right. Côte-d'Or is home to the mediaeval hospice at Beaune. The extraordinary ancient monument plays hosts to Flemish art pieces, which include Roger van der Weyden’s remarkable alterpiece.

In Beaune, visitors enjoy cellars and estate visits or embark on a memorable tour around the palace of the dukes of Burgundy and Cathedral located in Dijon. There are good quality holiday properties in Burgundy that complement the attractions to make this region an awesome travel destination.

Saône-et-Loire and Yvonne

Saône-et-Loire welcomes visitors with sights and sounds of its finest romanesque cathedrals whose architectural magnificence captures the imagination. While the Morvan hills are majestically decorated by medieval sculptures, they sit on its edges in an astonishing manner.

Yvonne features the Abbaye de Vézelay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the point of departure for pilgrimage trails headed for Santiago de Compostella. For a boating experience with a difference, head to Auxerre, the area is popular with tourists gathering on the Yonne and Burgundy canal. In Nièvre, the exceptional natural beauty of the Morvan natural park never fails to dazzle.


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author avatar Sherri Granato
28th Apr 2015 (#)

Nice review. It sounds lovely.

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