5 delicious reasons to holiday in Burgundy

Burgundy is a region made for foodies! You'll find the best products here: famous wines, cassis, mustard, truffles... The region's natural sites, some of which have been awarded the 'Grand Site de France' label, its UNESCO World Heritage sites, archaeological sites and typical towns and villages are also worth a visit. Here's a taste of this ideal destination for a couples' holiday.

A region for foodies

Burgundy is known as an ideal destination for good food. The region is renowned for its wines and cuisine, including such famous dishes as Burgundy snails and bœuf Bourguignon. It seems impossible to list all the specialities, since in every corner, chefs work tirelessly to invent new recipes using regional products. The result speaks for itself: Burgundy has 28 Michelin-starred restaurants, 15 Bib Gourmand restaurants and many other restaurants that guarantee special meals for two.

Burgundy's best restaurants (External link)

Top quality wines

Burgundy wines are inimitable and incomparable. They owe their reputation to the variety of the terroir, the passion of the winegrowers and the typical Burgundy grape varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. These wines are at the origin of many traditions and a rich history.

Come and explore Burgundy's 'climats', parcels of vineyards located between Dijon, Beaune and the Maranges which were collectively classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. How about a visit to the cellars followed by a wine tasting or a segway, bike or Vespa ride to discover the most beautiful vineyards? The possibilities for romantic activities are endless!

Wine tasting in Burgundy (External link)
Burgundy's wine routes (External link)

Historic attractions

In Burgundy, history has left its mark. At Solutré, you can go back to the time of the prehistoric hunters and at Alésia to the time of the battles between Romans and Gauls. In Dijon, as in other parts of the region, follow in the footsteps of the Dukes of Burgundy. In Yonne, admire beautiful Renaissance chateaux on a boat trip on the Burgundy Canal. Finally, explore the Morvan Park, in the footsteps of the heroes of the Resistance... Exciting adventures and stories await!

Burgundy's historic sites (External link)

Guaranteed relaxation

In Burgundy, explore the many little corners that will make you forget the stress of everyday life in no time. While on a boat trip on the Nivernais Canal, you'll cross a forest that looks like a small Amazon. Hike around the Morvan lakes and you'll be transported to the heart of the Canadian wilderness. You're guaranteed a change of scene here.

Nature's grandeur in Burgundy (External link)

Comfy accommodation for two

If you're seeking romance, the Château de Bourbilly (External link) is the right place for you. You won't forget a night spent at this historic chateau - and the surrounding parkland and meadows offer beautiful walks.

For a moment of relaxation, Maison Doucet (External link) towards Charolles is the ideal place. The hotel has just opened a spa and beauty salon. You'll particularly like the 'Vinésime' range of natural cosmetics that uses products from regional culture.

Domaine de Toury (External link) offers various accommodation options for holidays in the countryside between the Loire and the Allier. You can relax in the heated pool or the sauna. Here, elegance goes hand in hand with organic farming: the Domaine is also an organic farm growing quality vegetables, well known by chefs.

Looking for a trendy place to stay in Dijon? From this spring, the Hôtel des Postes in Dijon will become a very special hotel: ALOFT, a 4-star hotel with almost 100 loft spaces!