Discovering the real Burgundy with two happy bloggers


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Coucher de soleil sur le lac de Chamboux
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Reading time: 0 minPublished on 9 March 2023, updated on 15 April 2024

Beyond the vast vineyards, Antoine and Julien from the blog, Happy Bourgogne invite you to discover a different side of Burgundy. From bucolic strolls and unusual outings to foodie surprises – you'll love what they have in store for you.

Walking in the silence of the Étrigny forest.

Fed up with the bustle of city life? Come with us and explore the forests with Hélène for a silent 30-minute walk. Soak up the magic of the place before enjoying a relaxing open-air yoga session.

Falconry in Bibracte.

We walked right along the top of Mont Beuvray, surrounded by falcons and buzzards – a unique and magical experience. We even fed the birds and got them to fly.

Surfing on Settons lake.

It's the oldest of the Morvan lakes – a place where people go above all for the water sports. The pretty beach and lovely campsite make this a top leisure destination in the region: catamarans, windsurfing, stand up paddle... You'll never get bored here, that's for sure!

Enjoying the beach on Panthier lake – nothing to envy the Mediterranean!

Châteauneuf-en-Auxois is the village you see up in the heights when you take the 'Sunshine Motorway to the Sun' heading south, between Paris and Lyon. No need to go any further – there's a beach right there. So why not enjoy a quiet lazy day on the banks of Panthier lake.

Meet the most famous butcher in Dijon.

If you visit Dijon, you simply have to go to the covered market known as Les Halles. And while you're there, make sure you go to the stall of Frédéric Martin, the town's best tripe butcher, to taste his fantastic parsley seasoned ham. Say hi from us while you're at it!

Discover the secrets of the region's emblematic animal.

Wine, dukes and snails. Those are the top three answers whenever you ask 'What comes from Burgundy?' It's easy to find the wine, and everyone knows where the dukes lived, but where on earth are the snails? To discover the world's oldest snail farm, pay a visit to Martine Belin in Morvan.

Cultivating the world's most expensive spice.

Saffron is no longer produced exclusively in India or Morocco, but also in Burgundy! Bernard and Huguette have been growing it for many years in Alluy. Why not pop in to chat about botany and recipes with them?

By Antoine 和 Julien 

Antoine and Julien spend their time criss-crossing Burgundy in every direction to feed their blog Happy Bourgogne. The two locals are always on the look-out for the region's most authentic sides, even if that means stepping well off the beaten track!