Burgundy is famous for its magnificent wines. There is however much more to be enjoyed in this rural region of France. With spectacular chateaux, castles and Burgundy villas, it is a favourite destination for not only wine connoisseurs, but also lovers of the great outdoors, adventure tourists and culture lovers. A holiday rental villa in Burgundy allows you to create a holiday of your choice. The Burgundy region is made of four departments, Cote d'Or, Saone-et-Loire, Yonne and Nievre.
Burgundy is probably most famous for its wines. Burgundy wines have worldwide fame, but each wine is different due to the differences in soil, location, altitude and orientation. Wine tours of the region are hugely popular with tourists and locals alike, and the significant number of local food delicacies like trout, carp, Bresse chicken and Charlois beef mean that taking a self catering Burgundy holiday cottage or gite will provide a magnificent gastronomic holiday.
Burgundy also revels in the historic and cultural heritage from the Gallic remains and Romanesque towers which dominate the skyline to the artistic treasures of the cities.
Renting a Burgundy holiday villa is not only for lovers of fine wines, art and the great outdoors, but there is a range of adventure sports right on the doorstep of most of the self catering Burgundy gites. Rock climbing, potholing, microlighting, hiking, horse riding and rafting are all available along the waterways and hills of the Burgundy countryside.
Also available on the doorstep of any of the Burgundy holiday rentals are a number of championship golf courses and fresh water fishing on lakes, canals and rivers.
The Cote d'Or is a fine wine producing region. It is a particular favourite with both wine connoisseurs and rock climbers due to the steep valleys. There is also magnificent walking to be enjoyed on the Cote d'Or.
Yonne is a rural department dotted with charming small rural French towns, often displaying spectacular architecture, especially churches and chateaux, holding lively markets of fresh produce. The rivers and canals of Yonne are a boating, kayaking and fishing sensation, and make taking a Burgundy holiday villa well worth it.
Summer temperatures are hot and humid, with temperatures routinely getting over 30°C. Winters are cool, and there is plenty of rain to top up the rivers. If taking a Burgundy holiday rental during the winter, pack a jacket!
Dijon-Bourgogne Aiprort (DIJ) services all the Burgundy villas. The airport is 6km from Dijon, and receives flights from London, Manchester (MAN) and Liverpool (LPL) and a few other British Airports.