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Ah Burgundy . . . what thought first pops into your head?  Red wine perhaps . . . vin de Bourgogne or perhaps escargot?  Yes it is famous for its red but it also produces world class white wines from Chardonnay grapes as well as other varieties.  As well as for wine, Burgundy is also where the world famous Coq au Vin dish originated.

As for places to see and things to do, Burgundy has so much to offer.  I found this useful site https://www.france-voyage.com/travel-guide/bourgogne-territoire.htm which lists the regions of Burgundy along with useful information on what to do and see once you arrive.  One of these regions is Nièvre where you will find the Chateau de Villette a lovely choice for bed and breakfast in a pastoral setting.  Or if the cities of Dijon (the capital) and Beaune intrigue you then Abbaye de la Bussière as seen on Channel 4 Escape to the Chateau DIY was a 12th Century Abbey and is now a luxury hotel home to a Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant.  We have many more choices of chateau accommodation for your holidays, or perhaps weddings and special events.

If you are planning a trip here’s a recap of the annual weather patterns in this region.  To get to Burgundy many travellers fly into either Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly or Lyon-Saint Exupery Airports and then either hire a car or take a train to the Burgundy area which sits about 200 miles southeast of Paris and 120 miles north of Lyon.

  • To view No 1 in our 20 part series Focus on Basse Normandy click here
  • To view No 2 in our 20 part series Focus on Brittany click here
  • To view No 3 in our 20 part series Focus on Picardy click here

Please be sure to visit our website which has been inspired by the much loved Channel 4 series Escape to the Chateau DIY for details on all the Escape to the Chateau DIY venues and events.  

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