WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO GO IN BURGUNDY

 

The evidence of a glorious past, and a unique wine culture created by the monks, is everywhere to be seen in Burgundy.  From fairytale castles; to 12 C Abbeys; to the Musee des Beaux Arts in both Dijon and Beaune, and Dijon’s Antique Quarter; to the beautifully preserved ancient buildings in the centre of Beaune; and the vineyards, in some cases laid out as they have been for more than 1,500 years.  The opportunity to taste wines from the cellars of the  Burgundy vignerons, some of whom can trace their antecedents back to the time of the monks, is an unforgettable experience. 

 The Burgundy guides present a picture of Burgundy as it is today, and as it was, 1,000 years ago.

the burgundy guides

dijon

The former capital of the Dukes of Burgundy  

Les Halles - the market for Dijon since 1876

Les Halles - the market for Dijon since 1876

chateau vougeot and cîteaux abbÉ

Visit the ancient wine presses used by the Cistercian Monks

Château Vougeot

Château Vougeot

parc noisot fixin

A park dedicated to the memory of Napoleon

Statue in memory of Napoleon in Parc Noisot Fixin

Statue in memory of Napoleon in Parc Noisot Fixin

HAUTES CÔTES

The legend of Romanée Conti started here

The hill of Vergy is behind Gevrey Chambertin

The hill of Vergy is behind Gevrey Chambertin

beaune

Beaune - the wine capital of France

Central Beaune

Central Beaune

Fontenay abbey

A magnificently preserved 11c Cistercian Abbey

Fontenay Abbey

Fontenay Abbey

commarin and chateauneuf

the same family for 26 generations and a history of 900 years

Châeauneuf en Auxois

Châeauneuf en Auxois

Chateauneuf en Auxois

the fort of thil

from 886 AD - one of Burgundy's architectural treasures

View from the ramparts over the Morvan

View from the ramparts over the Morvan

Ancien Gevrey

A short guide to the history of Gevrey Chambertin

Statue of a Cistercian monk in front of the Chteau de Gevrey

Statue of a Cistercian monk in front of the Chteau de Gevrey