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Burgundy: what to do, what to see...

A view of the Burgundy vineyards
Located in central eastern France, Burgundy is an open invitation to discovery, tasting and sharing. The menu includes the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage sites, exceptional food and the oldest wine trail in France. So a great opportunity to brush up on your geography and refine your palate. We tell you (nearly) everything...
WHAT TO SEE

• Dijon, capital of the Dukes of Burgundy
• Les Hospices de Beaune
• The artistic and historic city of Chalon-sur-Saône
• The abbeys of Cluny and Tournus
• The Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy
• The Cathedral of Saint-Étienne in Sens
• The small town of Chablis
• The Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Paray-le-Monial
• The Guédelon medieval castle construction site
• The priory church in La Charité-sur-Loire and the Basilica in Vézelay

WHAT TO DO

• Visit Château de Béru and taste its exceptional wine
• Travel the Route des Grands Crus wine trail
• Try the mustard bar at the Fallot mustard mill
• Cycle the green way
• Feast on a rare and delicate treat: truffles
• Traverse 900 years of history at Fontenay Abbey
• Get lucky with the legendary owl of Dijon
• Make new classmates at the Burgundy Wine School in Beaune
• Cruise the Nivernais Canal 
• Tour the great lakes of Morvan

WHAT TO EAT

• Burgundy snails
• Fondue bourguignonne
• Rosette du Morvan
• Beef bourguignon
• Coq au Vin
• Anis de Flavigny
• Local cheeses (Époisses, Crottins de Chavignol, etc.)
• Bresse chicken
• Eggs in red wine sauce
• Burgundy wines (pinot noir, chardonnay, gamay, chablis, côte-de-beaune, etc.)

WHAT TO BRING BACK

• Traditional Dijon mustard
• Négus de Nevers: soft caramels with chocolate or coffee centres
• The fine oils of Iguérande
• Nonnette gingerbread and honey cakes from Dijon
• Gingerbread
• Crème de cassis liqueur
• Truffles

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