Travel guide Burgundy
Burgundy is never far away
From numerous German-French border crossings, you can reach your holiday accommodation or holiday home by car within two to three hours. In "France's heart", you can also arrive by plane. Dijon-Bourgogne Airport is just six kilometers from Dijon and is regularly served by flights from Paris. Once you have arrived, it is advisable to choose the smaller roads. This gives you an excellent opportunity to explore the picturesque villages. Dijon is an important hub in the European railway network, so you can conveniently reach your Burgundy accommodation with the TGV. There is also a direct connection from Dijon to Disneyland Paris. Nothing stands in the way of your personal dream vacation in your own holiday accommodation with a pool, for example in the capital city of Dijon or in Chalon-sur-Saône.
The ideal weather for exploring
Burgundy has a continental climate. While it is often sunny and very warm in summer and pleasantly mild in autumn and spring, winters are cold. In the spring months, the entire region shines in bright colors. The vineyards are adorned with fresh greenery, and irises and hawthorn show off lavishly. As early as the beginning of April, temperatures rise, and it is pleasantly warm. This travel time is very suitable for a hiking holiday in Burgundy
. In summer, it is quite warm but almost never too hot. Rain is very rare during this time. Autumn is particularly charming here: when the autumn sun turns the vineyards into enchanting reds, greens, and yellows, Bourgogne attracts wine lovers, photographers, hikers, and cyclists. Everywhere you go, there is a smell of freshly picked grapes, and nature is radiant. No matter which season you rent a holiday apartment or holiday home with a garden in beautiful Burgundy: you will have unforgettable experiences. A comfortable lakeside house invites you to jump into the cool water during the summer months.
What is there to see in Burgundy?
The wonderful region is located southeast of Paris
and north of Lyon. When you stay in a holiday apartment or holiday home here, you can expect plenty of culture, history, beautiful scenery, and exciting leisure activities. Whether festivals, galleries, spa offers, soothing thermal baths, or the Way of St. James, boredom is a foreign word here. Sports enthusiasts can explore the idyllic surroundings on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback. More unusual attractions, such as a helicopter ride, are also possible. Start directly from your holiday home or apartment for a hike through the green landscape of Bourgogne. Of course, the region also has numerous sights to offer. These include the Cave of Arcy-sur-Cure, where you can get an excellent impression of the early stage of Burgundy's settlement. A very special monument of this time is the city of Alesia. Numerous museums commemorate the famous Gaulish Prince Vercingetorix, who heroically opposed the glorious Julius Caesar in the "Battle of Alesia." In addition to historically valuable places like Morvan, there are also impressive buildings to marvel at. A sight not to be missed is the cathedral in Dijon. This is only surpassed by the beautifully situated basilica in Vezelay. It stands proudly above small villages and offers a breathtaking view of the gentle hills of the region. Thanks to a well-developed network of bicycle and hiking routes, a holiday apartment or holiday home in Burgundy is also very suitable for a hiking holiday. Demanding river passages and numerous canals, like those in Saint-Fargeau, bring joy to kayakers. As an active vacationer, you might hike a part of the Way of St. James. Vézelay is a French commune in the Yonne department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. Vézelay is a pilgrimage site renowned far beyond France and is one of the starting points of the Way of St. James; the village is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Discover the cultural and natural heritage of Burgundy
A private holiday apartment or comfortable holiday home is the ideal starting point to experience the culture of the region. The history of the oldest European cultural landscape is extremely eventful. As early as prehistoric times, the Neanderthals inhabited Burgundy, where many private accommodations are now located, which you can rent. It is not without reason that Burgundy is considered a medieval center of the West and the "cradle of Christianity." Nowhere else in France was there more prosperous and larger monasteries. Even the smallest villages have important architectural monuments and monasteries. Many of the imposing structures still have Romanesque remains. Often, the sights are embedded in artistically designed gardens and parks. Due to the Benedictines, the region was a spiritual and religious center of Europe for a long time during the Middle Ages. In 910 AD, the Benedictines laid the foundation stone for the spiritual epicenter of Burgundy with the Abbey of Cluny, which, apart from St. Peter's Basilica, is the largest church building in Europe. Even today, the inhabitants of Burgundy are very religious, which is reflected in the many churches in the area.
Beaune, the city of history and art, is about forty kilometers from Dijon and impresses with an extraordinary cultural heritage. The old town is home to impressive monuments and a special flair thanks to the beautiful Renaissance city houses, charming courtyards, and pretty half-timbered houses. In July, one of Europe's most prestigious baroque music festivals takes place in Beaune. The light shows in Beaune during the summer months also offer the opportunity to admire monumental light images on buildings. A holiday in a holiday apartment or holiday home would not be complete without a visit to Côte-d'Or
. The department is home to countless vineyards. A guided tour of the winemakers' cellars lets you immerse yourself in the secrets of winemaking. Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, a medieval market town in Côte-d'Or, is considered one of the most beautiful places in France. Stroll through the flower-decorated streets and admire the stone houses adorned with turrets.
The delicious cuisine of Burgundy
After a fulfilling day, you will appreciate the hearty and delicious cuisine of Burgundy. Excellent wine and traditional delicacies, such as "Coq au Vin," are not to be missed in any holiday. As in all of France, cozy inns are located in the towns and villages, where you can get to know the comfortable lifestyle of the locals. Do you love champagne? Then you should definitely drive to the Champagne-Ardenne region. On a tour along the famous Champagne Route, you will come across renowned champagne houses and picturesque villages.
Discover Burgundy with children
A comfortable holiday apartment or holiday home is perfect for a family-friendly holiday by the lake in Burgundy
with a dog or pet. Treasure hunts in the authentic castle, nature explorations, and bathing fun await you and your family with original adventures and activities. Good facilities in accommodations ensure high comfort. Some museums offer interesting workshops in addition to collections. Discover the wide range of adventure and leisure parks, botanical gardens, and exciting hiking and cycling routes through forests or along rivers such as the Seille or Loire. At Sully Castle in Bibracte, your children can become princesses or kings. Child-friendly France offers numerous attractions for a carefree family vacation. In the Morvan nature park with its large lakes and wild river routes, you and your children can explore the beautiful landscape of the area. Morvan is also known as the green lung of Burgundy. Another highlight is Château Ancy-le-Franc, where you and your children can marvel at the beautiful Renaissance architecture from the 16th century. The old La Rochepot Castle lies in a fairytale setting on a rock and, with its two drawbridges and neo-gothic furniture, is an interesting sight for the whole family. Just behind Chamoux, on the way to Vézelay, a prehistoric park with over 80 sculptures of dinosaurs and early humans awaits your visit.
Holidays in Burgundy - Wine and Cultural Heritage
A vacation in an affordable holiday home in the heart of the community is far too little to explore all the sights of the most beautiful region in France. From your private house, for example, in the fascinating Franche-Comté
, you can embark on numerous activities. Enjoy a delicious wine in the village of Chablis and let the gentle hills captivate you. Many holiday homes and holiday apartments are located amidst vineyards and offer breathtaking views of picturesque places such as Ouroux-en-Morvan
or Arleuf. Stroll along the vines and taste Burgundy's delights in a winery. It is highly worth seeing the wine town of Beaune surrounded by an old city wall, the dripstone caves of Blanot, and Cluny Monastery. Holidays in Central France will never be boring. Romanesque churches such as the basilica in Paray-le-Monial, the Fontenay Abbey, the Canal de Bourgogne, the significant cathedral in Paray-le-Monial, a wine festival in Burgundy, or the medieval village of Bligny-le-Sec are just a few highlights awaiting you during your vacation in a private house or a beautiful, affordable holiday apartment in France
, such as in Yonne.