The small French town of Alise-Sainte-Reine can be found within the Cotes d’Or department of Burgundy, close to the larger town of Montbard. Often regarded as being built on the site of the ancient city of Alesia, where the Gauls were defeated by the then Roman Caesar, the town has a long and fascinating history, which is reflected in its architecture. Much of the town’s most impressive buildings now contain spacious apartments, ideal for self catering holiday rental accommodation.
Alise-Sainte-Reine is the ideal base for exploring the stunning countryside of Cote d’Or, which derives its name from the golden hue of the vines so common in this famous wine-growing country, as well as the Burgundy region as a whole. Visitors enjoying their holidays in Alise-Sainte-Reine may decide to visit a vineyard, or alternatively marvel at the stunningly varied architecture of the nearby historic city of Dijon. Alternatively they may wish to put on a stout pair of hiking boots to explore the region’s mainly unspoilt landscape.
Most visitors enjoying their holidays in Alise-Sainte-Reine will spend some time in the nearby historic town of Montbard. As well as boasting a wonderfully eclectic selection of shops, cafés and restaurants, the town also boasts such architectural gems as the Cistercian Fontenay Abbey, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also well worth visiting is the extensive Parc Buffon, a well maintained area of open space which boasts numerous historical buildings and landmarks within its grounds.
The town of Alise-Sainte-Reine and Burgundy as a whole have a typically continental climate. This means that Winters can get very cold, with temperatures often dipping to around 4 degrees Celsius; whilst in the Summer temperatures can often reach the mid-20s degrees Celsius. The region receives an average annual precipitation of around 26 inches, much of which may fall as snow in mid-winter.
Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Alise-Sainte-Reine will first fly to Lyon-Saint Exupery (LYS), the nearest international airport. Air France, British Airways, easyJet and BMI Regional are amongst the airlines operating regular flights here from the UK, departing from such regional airports as London Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN), Bristol (BRS) and Edinburgh (EDI).