What’s on in Burgundy

© Philippe GRAILLE - Fotolia.comOur pick of the best events this region has to offer, onion festivals (fête de l’oignon) and Christmas markets (Marché de Noel) included. Find out what’s on in Autun, Auxonne, Beaune, Bèze, Dijon, Nuits-Saints-Georges…

March

Fête du Chocolat, Nuits-Saints-Georges
Carnaval d’Auxonne (Auxonne Carnival) – held on the first Sunday of March

May

24 Heures de Beaune – an annual non-motorised race

June

Dijon Plage, Lac Kir – until September

July

Fête de l’Oignon, Pontailler-sur-Saône (Onion Festival) – the last Sunday of July
Festival Sons d’une Nuits d’Été, Nuits-Saints-Georges – music festival
Medieval Market, Châteauneuf-en-Auxois – takes place every other year

August

Fête du Charolais, Saulieu – admire the most beautiful Charolais cattle
Fête des Andouilles et des Cornichons, Bèze

September

Fête de la Vigne, Dijon – a week long festival held every other year
Foire de l’Oignon, Pluvet
Wine Press Festival, Chenove (Fete de la Pressée) – third weekend in September
Fête du Cassis, Nuits-Saints-Georges
Beaune Jazz Festival

October

Fête de la Truffe et des Papilles, Is-sur-Tille
Fête de la Sorcière et sa Citrouille, Beire-le-Châtel

November

Foire Saint Martin, Auxerre – the town is pedestrianised for the occasion every year on the Sunday before 11 November

December

Marché de Noel, Auxerre (Christmas Market) – on Place de la Cathédrale Saint-Etienne
Marché de Noel, Autun (Christmas Market) – in the halles beneath the Hotel de Ville
Fêtes du Sapin, Saulieu
Marché du Chocolat, Santenay (Chocolate Festival)

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