Santenay is a small French village, located within the Cotes d’Or department of Burgundy, to the east of the country. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Santenay will find that this especially scenic part of France offers a wonderful choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation. There are apartments and townhouses set within the village and the nearby towns of Beaune and Chalon-sur-Saone, as well as rustic gites dotted in the surrounding countryside for those looking to stay in a property full of rustic charm and character.
Being located in a region which is so synonymous with wine growing, visitors enjoying their holidays in Santenay will find that they will inevitably be drawn to the Burgundy region’s numerous vineyards. Many of these vineyards are open to the public, allowing visitors the opportunity to enjoy a spot of wine-tasting or to purchase a few bottles from source. Those visitors enjoying their holidays in Santenay who are looking to keep a clear head may wish to put on a good pair of walking boots to explore the rolling Burgundy countryside, which is dotted with picturesque towns and villages.
Santenay is ideally located within the Cotes d’Or department and Burgundy as a whole as a base for exploring this particularly scenic region of France. Perhaps the first port of call would be the historical city of Dijon, which as well as being so synonymous with the production of mustard also boasts numerous historical buildings and landmarks, in wonderfully eclectic styles of architecture. Equally impressive is the ancient and historic city of Beaune, which is surrounded by well preserved defences and moats.
Santenay and Burgundy as a whole have a typical 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. Santenay receives an average annual precipitation of around 26 inches, much of which will fall as snow in mid-winter.
Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Santenay will discover that Lyon-Saint Exupery (LYS) is 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), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX) and Bristol (BRS).