Burgundy (Bourgogne in French) offers some of France's most gorgeous countryside: rolling green hills dotted with mustard fields and medieval villages. The region's towns and its dashingly handsome capital, Dijon, are heirs to a glorious architectural heritage that goes back to the Renaissance, the Middle Ages and into the mists of Gallo-Roman and Celtic antiquity.
Two great French passions, wine and food, come together here in a particularly rich and enticing form. Indeed, Burgundy's centuries-old history of viticulture, combined with the remarkable diversity of its wine-growing terroirs, have made the region's vineyards a strong candidate for UNESCO World Heritage status.
Burgundy is also a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors. You can cycle through the Côte d'Or vineyards, hike the wild reaches of the Parc du Morvan, glide along the Yonne's waterways in a canal boat, or float above it all in a hot-air balloon.
Driving Burgundy's Route des Grands Crus
Monks began making wine in Burgundy way back in the days of Charlemagne, so the locals have had a long time to perfect the art...