France

Burgundy

Burgundy
The Essential

Burgundy is an intensely historical setting that you'll need to take time to explore, if you are to do justice to its châteaux, churches and abbeys, its villages with glazed tiles and its illustrious vineyards.
Dijon, the capital, has preserved its splendour and elegance but now exudes a dynamism in keeping with a more modern image. On the borders of Morvan, Vézelay Abbey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the starting point of one of the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage routes.
But the real draw of Burgundy is of course its incredible vineyards! Who hasn't heard of the mythical winegrowing country of Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-St-Georges, Chambolle-Musigny or, further south, Montrachet, reputed to produce one of the greatest white wines in the world? It's the opportunity you've always dreamed of for a spot of wine tourism.
It's a real joy to travel through the vines and villages by bike (particularly between Beaune and Meursault), or to take a cruise along the Canal du Nivernais, whether to simply appreciate the beauty of the Burgundy landscape or to indulge in the region's favourite sport: fishing for trout or pike.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Burgundy

St Magdalen's Basilica of Vézelay  St Magdalen's Basilica of Vézelay
St Magdalen's Basilica of Vézelay
This admirable church is set on a...
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Fontenay Abbey  Fontenay Abbey
Fontenay Abbey
A fine example of an autarkic...
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Beaune's Hôtel-Dieu  Beaune's Hôtel-Dieu
Beaune's Hôtel-Dieu
Its beautiful architecture, elegant...
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Cluny Abbey  Cluny Abbey
Cluny Abbey
Partly built between 1088 and 1130,...
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Museum of Fine Art Museum of Fine Art
Museum of Fine Art
So as to optimise the presentation...
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Palace of the Dukes and States of Burgundy  Palace of the Dukes and States of Burgundy
Palace of the Dukes and States of Burgundy
The place de la Libération, in front...
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