Burgundy is a region in France that offers beautiful countryside and some of the most gorgeous villages in all of France. The towns of Burgundy and its capital, Dijon, are heirs to their medieval architectural heritage. This heritage goes back to the Middle Ages and Gallo-Roman antiquity.
Burgundy is the perfect place to visit for both wine AND food enthusiasts. The region has been a focal point of French viticulture for centuries and Unesco granted it World Heritage status in recognition of the fascinating variations among vineyards.
Burgundy's four départements (Côte d'Or, Yonne, Saône-et-Loire, and Nièvre) are a paradise for nature enthusiasts. You can cycle through the historic vineyards, hike the wild reaches of the Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan or ride on canals in a boat. You'll be floating high over it all with our hot air balloon service.
Wine routes take you through the wine-producing regions of Nuits-Saint-Georges and Chablis by way of the Côtes de Beaune or Pouilly-Fuissé. Nearby Renaissance châteaux and medieval castles loom over the vineyards: Ancy-le-Franc, Bazoches, Sully, or Châteauneuf-en-Auxois. Guédelon is a medieval castle constructed using period techniques if you're looking for something truly unique.
You may be familiar with Bibracte and Janus, but the Burgundian region has many other historical treasures worth exploring. The spiritual legacy of the Cluniac and Cistercian orders is among the majestic heritage of Cluny, Vézelay, La Charité-sur Loire, and Fontenay. In Dijon, take some time to admire the Ducal Palace roof, which is intricately glazed with over 5 million tiles.