With our regional information, Holiday Directory and hotel listings, we hope you can find your ideal Burgundy holiday here. You should also pick up some tips and recommendations, to ensure you enjoy your holiday to the full.
The Region: Being on an ancient trade route, Burgundy has been exposed to culture and learning for millennia. This history has left its mark on the region, which prides itself on a heritage of art and architecture, as well as its famous wines.
Majestic cities such as Dijon, and beautiful towns like Beaune rise above the rolling countryside, along with châteaux and Romanesque churches. The two largest monastic reforms originated in Burgundy, and many of the local architectural sights were inspired by the faith of monks, who created stunning buildings and monuments.
A visit to Beaune is a must:
Weather: The climate in the north of Burgundy is continental, but further south the weather is effected by nearby mountains, which bring cooler temperatures, longer winters and rain. July and August are dry and warm or hot. Night-times and mornings during the rest of the summer can be very cool.
Gastronomy: Both the red and white wines of burgundy are appreciated by wine lovers everywhere. The red wine often goes into typical burgundian dishes such as ‘boeuf bourguignon’ and ‘coq au vin’. The food is very meat-based, including lots beef and snails, which are both served in wine, mustard (which is another local speciality) or cream sauces. ‘Jambon persillé’ is a local treat made from chunks of ham set in its own jelly with loads of chopped parsley and garlic. Regional cheeses include a large variety of goat’s cheeses and Chaource. ‘Gougère’ can describe either a sweet cheesecake of a savoury cheese pastry - both should be accompanied by a glass of cool chablis.
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