Wine & dine
The name ‘Burgundy’ is synonymous with wine in the UK, as it is the home of a range of France’s most famous wines including Pinot Noir, Chablis and Chardonnay. Aside from producing affordable-yet-quality wines, the Burgundy region also produces some of the most expensive wines in the world, including the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti which can sell for over $40,000 per bottle!
When it comes to food, Burgundy is home to some of France’s most classic dishes. Perhaps the most famous of these is boeuf bourgignon which is often paired with wines made from the Pinot Noir grape. Dijon, Burgundy’s capital, is famous for its eponymous mustard which is used in the dish lapin à la moutarde, (rabbit with mustard) and paired with wines made from Chardonnay grapes. If you’re looking for something a little bit lighter, then the famous French cheese époisses is also from the region.
Another major tourist attraction for the Burgundy region is its amazing chateaus. Château d’Ancy-le-Franc is a spectacular Italian-renaissance-influenced building and Château de Comartin is a rare artefact of the aristocracy from before the French Revolution.
The great outdoors
While it may be hard to tear yourself away from all that delicious cheese, wine and other food, the region of Burgundy has some beautiful, unspoiled countryside for you to explore. Head to the Morvan National Park and lose yourself in 1000 square miles of wonderful natural countryside, with family-owned brasseries hidden amongst the trees where you can stop and refuel with some excellent homemade French food.