Top things to do in Burgundy

Vineyard in Burgundy ©en.wikipedia.org

The amazing region of Burgundy lies in the east-central part of the country, in the southeastern part of Paris. The fantastic region is notable for its rich history, beautiful and enormous castles, delicious meals and red wines. The landscapes are dominated by rolling hills covered by gorgeous vineyards. Burgundy is considered one of the most significant wine producing regions of the country. The cuisine is also very famous. There are several prestigious French dishes which originate from Burgundy. If you would like to visit its attractions, taste the local wines or meals, this article is the best source of information for you. I will present you the top things to do in Burgundy.

Taste the local wines

As Burgundy is one of the most famous wine producing regions of France, it is obvious that wine tasting is very popular in the region. It is good to know that the larger vineyards are open to visitors, having standard opening hours. The smaller ones usually accept tourists based on reservations. If you are a lover of wines, a visit to a fantastic Burgundy wine cellar is the perfect thing to do for you in the region. But be prepared for a quite expensive tour. You can choose a one-cellar visit, a one-day visit or even opt for a one-week tour of several vineyards. It generally costs around €1.000 for one person, but this price includes accommodation, different day trips, delicious meals and several wine tasting activities.

Vineyard in Burgundy ©en.wikipedia.org

Visit the city of Dijon

Dijon is an astonishing city. The historical capital of Burgundy and one of the country’s gastronomic capitals is a major tourist destination. Besides eating delicious meals and drinking good wines, visitors of Dijon can go sightseeing. The city is home to dozens of excellent visitor attractions, including the Porte Guillaume, the St Bénigne Cathedral, the Darcy Palace, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon and others. After visiting the beautiful city, make sure to buy the famous Dijon mustard.

Porte Guillaume in Dijon ©en.wikipedia.org

Eat a Coq au Vin

As I already mentioned it, the region of Burgundy is notable for its traditional French dishes. One of the delicious meals is the Coq au Vin. The Coq au Vin is traditionally prepared of a rooster. Modern versions use an old chicken. Other ingredients are the Burgundy red wine, garlic, mushrooms and lardons (bacon). It is a fantastic dish. You can not miss to try it if you are in Burgundy.

Visit the Vézelay Abbey

The gorgeous Vézalay Abbey can be found in the Yonne region. It is actually a Benedictine monastery which is located on a hilltop overlooking fantastic vineyards below. It is considered that Mary Magdalene’s bones can be found in the monastery. Therefore, a large number of pilgrims come to the monastery. The basilica is considered a jewel of Romanesque architecture. It is undoubtedly a must-see of Burgundy.

Vézelay Abbey ©en.wikipedia.org

 

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