Lying in the very heartland of the Burgundy wine-growing region, Nuits St. George is always a good choice as a base for your holidays in the delightful region of Burgundy. This is in the east-central area of France, a part of the world that offers you an amazing range of fascinating places to visit and interesting activities to partake in. Forget all about high-rise hotel complexes in this part of France, think more along the lines of self catering accommodation for your holidays in Nuits St. George. Such properties will extend a feeling of total flexibility for you and your travelling companions: a real home away from home!
There are more activities to get involved in on your holidays in Nuits St. George than you could ever possibly fit into a two week break. At the top of the list must be to visit one of the many vineyards which quite literally surround the whole town. Nuits St. George is actually reputed to be at the very centre of the wine-growing industry of Burgundy. The Grand Rue in Nuits St. George is the main thoroughfare of the town and has a number of comfortable cafés for you to relax in and watch the world go by. There are also shops here selling the local wines from the nearby vineyards.
Before you set off to explore other towns and cities on your holidays in Nuits St. George, there are a couple of attractions closer to home that you ought to try and visit. Along Grand Rue itself you will come across the town’s belfry which is known to date back to the 17th century and where the street opens up to a main square. The Church of Saint-Symphorien can be found towards the edge of the town and dates back to the 12th century. Other popular towns to visit in this part of Burgundy include Beaune and the departmental capital of Cote d’Or - Dijon. The town of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois is definitely well worth a visit and has an impressive chateau that tends to dominate the skyline of the surrounding area.
For your holidays in Nuits St. George you can expect to experience a typical continental climate. This will mean that the temperatures can fall quite low during the Winter and snow could be on the cards. The Summers are much warmer - in fact, an average of around 25 degrees Celsius is usual in July and August. Rainfall is fairly evenly spread throughout the year - with around 2 to 3 inches per month and a total of 27 inches.
You are very likely to find that Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS) will be the most convenient for your holidays in Nuits St. George. This is a couple of hours’ drive to the south of the self catering accommodation in the area. Airlines such as BMI, Air France, British Airways and easyJet offer flights to and from UK airports such as Bristol (BRS), Edinburgh (EDI), Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN) and London Heathrow (LHR).