Popular destinations in Burgundy
Picturesque Land of Wine and Quiet Abbeys
One of the world’s most famous wine-making regions, Burgundy, has fascinating history and beautiful landscapes. Stunning Romanesque architecture, delicious cuisine and great cycling routes make it a great holiday destination!
Jump on the TGV train in Paris or Lille and start your journey through Burgundy from the region’s capital, Dijon, a thriving city with the world-renowned International and Gastronomic Fair. It was also the birthplace of the original Dijon mustard.
From Dijon, you can explore the entire Côte-d'Or department, the best known part of Burgundy, which produces the world’s finest and most expensive Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. Make sure a bottle of its quality product accompanies dinner consisting of one of the region’s specialties: coq au vin or beef bourguignon.
For a different kind of a spiritual experience, visit the historic abbeys, including the Vézelay Abbey in the Yonne department, featuring Mary Magdalene relics and for many, a starting point of their pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
Outdoor lovers can enjoy cycling alongside the region’s picturesque canals or admiring them from the widely available cruising barges. The lovely Morvan Regional Natural Park provides great routes for a quiet hike.
After a day spent in the vineyards and nature of Burgundy, one needs a place to put their head down. Booking.com offers a great variety of over 600 properties in the area: from a luxury chateau to smaller boutique hotels.