France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Burgundy, France Guide
Burgundy is among the world's finest wine-growing regions, and among France's most beautiful—and the cuisine is outstanding.

 
   

 

France's Burgundy region (Bourgogne) (map) has given its name to some of the world's best wines, as well as savory dishes such as boeuf bourguignon to go with them.

But food and wine are only part of Burgundy's charm. Its fertile countryside of rolling hills, its valleys dotted liberally with châteaux, its back roads perfect for walking and bicycling, make it a prime French vacation region.

Dijon is noted for its cuisine and especially its mustard (moutarde) and crème de cassis, but the unexpected high quality and interest of its architecture and its museums impressed us as well. More...

Hotel Dieu, Beaune, France
Hôtel-Dieu, Beaune.

Beaune is perhaps the ideal base for a few days' Burgundian wining and dining, with plenty of vineyards easily within reach, high-quality gourmet wine and cheese shops, a wonderful weekly market, and fine restaurants (including several Michelin 1-star). More...

There are also many excellent excursions to take from either Dijon or Beaune, including Nuits-Saint-Georges, a charming small town surrounded by some of the worlds most famous (and valuable) vineyards, the Clos de Vougeot, the Abbey of Cluny, and many others. More...


Dijon

Beaune

Excursions in Burgundy

Burgundy Food & Drink

Nuits-Saint-Georges

Burgundy Wines

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Clos de Vougeot, Côte d'Or, Burgundy, France


Above, The Clos de Vougeot, Côte d'Or, Burgundy.


 

   
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