With a population of less than 100, the tiny French village of Boudreville is a tranquil place and the perfect setting for holidaymakers to enjoy the ‘real’ rural French way of life. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Boudreville will find that there is a limited choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available within the village itself. They will, however, find that surrounding rolling hills and valleys are dotted with traditional rustic cottages, or ‘gites’.
The more energetic of visitors who are spending their holidays in Boudreville will find that there are always plenty of outdoor pursuits to enjoy in this particularly scenic part of Burgundy. They may wish to enjoy a spot of hiking and hill climbing, or alternatively enjoy cantering through the vineyard clad landscape on horseback. Golfing enthusiasts may wish to improve their handicap on one of the many extensive golf courses; whilst those visitors looking to spend some Euros might wish to head for the shops and boutiques of Cotes d’Or’s largest city, Dijon, which is just a short drive away.
Perhaps the biggest draw for visitors enjoying their holidays in Boudreville is the city of Dijon. As well as being world-renowned for the production of mustard, Dijon also boasts an impressive number of cultural and architectural treasures. Such attractions as Dijon Cathedral, the Ducal Palace and Notre Dame de Dijon Church can be found within the city’s relatively compact historic ‘Old Town’; alongside the Musee des Beaux Arts de Dijon, Dijon Archaeological Museum and Dijon Art Gallery. The city’s l’Arquebuse botanical gardens are the ideal place to relax and watch the world go by, after a long day sightseeing and shopping in this lively city.
The region of Burgundy as a whole has a mainly continental climate. This means that Winters can get very cold, with temperatures often dipping to between 0 and 4 degrees Celsius; whilst in the Summer temperatures can often reach between 25 to 30 degrees Celsius. Much of Boudreville’s average annual precipitation of 26 inches can fall as snow in the coldest winter months.
Visitors planning to spend their holidays in Boudreville will first fly to the nearest international airport, Lyon-Saint Exupery (LYS). Such airlines as Air France, British Airways, easyJet and BMI Regional operate regular flights here from the UK, departing from such regional airports as London Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN), Bristol (BRS) and Edinburgh (EDI).