Holiday information on Burgundy

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Burgundy for delicious food

When we hear the name Bourgogne we soon think of 'a Burgundian meal'. Well, you will certainly not be disappointed in this region. Gastronomically, this is one of the richest provinces of France. In many restaurants, of course, the Coq au Vin and the Boeuf Bourguignon are served, which dishes are both pretty much born here. But if you ask for it, you will also get to taste the 'secret' specialties. A lesser-known starter is the 'Jambon Persillé' - ham and parsley in white wine jelly.About the accompanying glass of wine ... well, you have to discover for yourself how beautiful the many red and white Burgundies are. Some of the best wines in the world come from here.A trip along the various vineyards and wineries is highly recommended. Special routes have been set out, which - apart from the wine - are worthwhile in themselves.


The whole area - which is quite a bit - is characterized by a changing landscape. Then you drive between pastures with the typical white Charolais cows, then in small valleys between wooded hills, then through vast vineyards, then through fragrant wheat fields. And everywhere you will find the nicest, picturesque places. What you will notice in any case is the enormous peace with which people live. Everything goes unhurriedly and with enviable relaxation, which fortunately will also have a beneficial effect on you. A few weeks in Burgundy and you really are a completely different person.


You will also find plenty of history and culture. Both in cities and in monasteries you will find a lot of interesting history, which we owe in large part to the Dukes of Burgundy, who in the late Middle Ages owned one of the most powerful states in Europe. Nevers (in the Nièvre) is known for the pottery and the palace, but especially for Ste. Bernadette, who - like the Sleeping Beauty - is housed in a glass tomb at Couvent-St. Gildard lies.

Dijon is a paradise for lovers of art, architecture and culinary specialties. Also look up at the multicolored roofs on the historic buildings. The glazed roof tiles are geometrically inlaid and give the buildings their very own late medieval appearance. The Côte d'Or covers the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits, an approximately 50 kilometers long, almost continuous vineyard, stretching from Dijon to Santenay. On one side is the flat Saône valley, on the other side a wooded plateau. The name Côte d'Or - golden ridge - comes from the red-gold colored earth, in which the main Burgundian vines are rooted. It is hard to distinguish the different characteristics of the vineyards. A rule of thumb is that the best wines almost all come from the area west of the N47.