Popular destinations in Burgundy

Burgundy highlights

Burgundy Wine Route
Stretching between Dijon and Santenay, this route is about 60 km long and includes some of the country's most prestigious vineyards.
Hospices of Beaune
Founded in 1443, the Hospices de Beaune was an important charitable hospital, today converted into the Museum of Medicine.
Dijon's Monuments
Dijon’s important cultural heritage includes the Fine Arts Museum, Palais des Ducs de Bourgogne and Notre Dame Church.
Flavigny sur Ozerain
Classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, this medieval village was the setting of the film Chocolat (2000).
Morvan Regional Nature Park
This regional nature park is situated on the Morvan Massif and includes several lakes, popular for water sports.
Magny-Cours Racing Circuit
This is one of France's most famous motor racing circuits, hosting the Formula OneFrench Grand Prix from 1991 to 2008.
MuséoParc Alésia
This museum is dedicated to the Battle of Alesia (52 BC), facing the Roman army and the Gallic tribes.
Vézelay Basilica
Vézelay Basilica is an amazing example of Burgundian Romanesque art and architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Burgundy Canal
The Burgundy Canal links the Yonne River to the Saône River over a picturesque 242 km lined with cycling paths.
Guedelon Medieval Site
This inspiring project involves constructing a medieval castle using only the techniques and technology of the time.

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.