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What's On in Burgundy 2016?

burgundy's top 10 attractions

Hospices de Beaune

If there is one place that combines the history and culture of Burgundy under one roof - in this case a very famous patterned tiled roof - it is the Hôtel Dieu in the centre of Beaune. Beaune itself, the hub of the wine trade has endless charm and is well worth exploring.

 

Hotel Dieu, Hospices de Beaune Burgundy

Route des Grands Crus

Ideally time your trip for late summer just as the grape harvest gets underway. Drive through the picture book villages, the perfect vineyards and taste the wine en route.
A guided tour opens many doors...



Clos de Vougeot, ©Michel Joly

Musée des Beaux Arts and Dijon

The glorious age of the Dukes of Burgundy in the 14th and 15th centuries brought wealth and art, architecture and culture to Burgundy's capital city. The museum has recently undergone extensive renovation

 

 

Musee des Beaux Arts Dijon

Château d'Ancy-le-Franc in the north and Château de Cormatin in the south

Cheating slightly with two entries here. Beautifully restored to their former glory, soak up the atmosphere of bygone ages in these stately homes and enjoy the parkland surrounding them


Chateau de Cormatin Burgundy

Chablis

A small town producing one of the world's favourite white wines. Join the lively Sunday morning street market, go wine tasting and explore the pretty medieval villages such as Noyers, and the countryside around the river Serein

 

©Ibanez BIVB

Guédelon

An ambitious project - a 13thC castle is being built as it would have been constructed in the Middle Ages without electricity, just manpower, artisans and dedication. Now year 15 of the 25 year plan, Guédelon attracts 300,000 people a year, Burgundy's second most visited attraction.

Guedelon, Burgundy, France

Vézelay

A medieval village with the Basilica reigning proud at the top of the 'eternal hill'. This is the most visited cultural site in Burgundy. The crusades used to set off from here, now the pilgrims leave for Santiago de Compostela




Vezelay Basilica Burgundy

Canals of Burgundy

Whether you are hiring a boat, gliding along the water on a hotel barge or cycling or walking along the tow path, the canal network offers endless relaxation and gentle, unspoiled scenery.




Locaboat on one of the Burgundy Canals

Morvan Forest

A vast, natural park with lakes and rivers, woods, wildlife and flowers. Walk, cycle, sail, quad bike, or just picnic. There are small communities dotted throughout the area which covers 173,000 hectares.




Lac des Setton, Morvan Natural Park Burgundy

A Michelin Restaurant Meal

If you love food, lash out and experience the best of French cuisine for a once in a lifetime gastronomic delight - it will be a memorable day on your trip. 34 restaurants from Joigny in the north to Mâcon in the south.





Lamloise in Chagny