Located just to the south of the town of Beaune in the Cote-d’Or Department in the region of Burgundy is the small, peaceful town of Pommard. A Pommard holiday has the advantage of being as active or as relaxed as you want it to be and is of particular interest to wine lovers. A Pommard holiday rental house not only provides all of the comforts of home, it gives fantastic views of the many vineyards that surround the town.
If you are looking for things to do on a Pommard holiday except sample the excellent wine found in the town and the surrounding region, you will find some staple activities on offer. This includes the likes of swimming, fishing, cycling, walking, tennis, hiking, mountain biking and horse riding.
If you can prise yourself away from your comfortable Pommard holiday rental house then there are plenty of great towns and cities worth visiting for the day in the Cote-d’Or Department. These includes the capital city of the Cote-d’Or Department, Dijon, which is approximately 40 minutes away from the town of Pommard. One of the biggest attractions in Dijon is the cathedral which was built during the 13th and 14th Centuries. Dijon Cathedral has an interesting feature in the form of a crypt which is more than 1,000 years old; Phillip the Good, one of the Dukes of Burgundy also has a tomb in the cathedral. Other sights to ensure you see in Dijon include the Ducal Palace, which was home to the Dukes of Burgundy from at least the 14th Century and also includes the popular Musee des Beaux-Arts Dijon. Not to be missed is the Arquebus Botanical Garden, containing many pathways, an arboretum and the Museum of Natural History.
Should the weather be an important factor in booking a Pommard holiday rental house then you must know that you will be able to enjoy some wonderful weather. The climate of the town means that there are typically warm summers and mild winters. The warmest months of the year to have a Pommard holiday are usually July and August when the daytime temperature reaches as high as 26°C. The colder months of January, February and March see the daytime temperature drop to between 0°C and 7°C. The annual rainfall amount for the town is 20 inches.
Travellers on a Pommard holiday will likely arrive at Lyon Airport (LYS) which is just under 2 hours away from the town. Airlines that offer affordable, regular flights to the area include British Airways, BMI, Air France and easyJet. Passengers can depart the UK from various airports such as Edinburgh (EDI), Manchester (MAN), London Gatwick (LGW) and Birmingham (BHX).