Voudenay is a small village, set deep within the wine-growing French region of Burgundy, within the Cote d’Or department. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Voudenay will discover that has a limited choice of self catering rental accommodation available within the village itself. There are, however, a wonderful choice of rustic cottages or gites and old farmhouses to be found in the surrounding rolling countryside.
There is always plenty to see and do in the Burgundy region of France. The rolling landscape, which is dotted with vineyards and poplar groves, is just waiting to be explored on foot, by bicycle or even on horseback. The Saone River provides water sports enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy a spot of kayaking or freshwater fishing, whilst those tourists spending their holidays in Voudenay who are looking to indulge in a spot of retail therapy will find that there are good road and public transport links to the region’s largest cities, Beaune and Dijon.
As well as being the perfect location for a spot of retail therapy, Dijon, the largest city in the Cotes d’Or, is also the ideal place for visitors enjoying their holidays in Voudenay to marvel at its fascinating and varied architecture. The majority of the city’s most interesting landmarks can be found within its relatively compact old town area. A particular draw is the Cathedral Saint Benigne of Dijon, with its unique subterranean crypt which dates back to the 6th century. The city’s medieval half-timbered houses and the Duke’s Palace are also well worth visiting.
The climate in Voudenay, as is the case with most of Burgundy, enjoys 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. Voudenay receives an average annual precipitation of around 26 inches, much of which will fall as snow in midwinter.
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), Edinburgh (EDI) and Birmingham (BHX).