Known more often than not as the wine capital of Burgundy, the town of Beaune and its surrounding area is one of the most popular destinations in France. A Beaune Area holiday may put an emphasis on gastronomic delights but there is much more to see and do in this area. What’s more, a Beaune Area holiday rental house in Beaune or one of the surrounding traditional villages will give you easy access to all of the major attractions without the hustle and bustle of the tourist crowds.
A Beaune Area holiday is packed with great activities for visitors to enjoy, particularly if you like the Great Outdoors. Visitors can indulge in a spot of fishing, swimming, windsurfing, sailing, golf, tennis, horse riding, cycling, walking and roller blading. The fantastic rural locations and rolling countryside are also a haven for wildlife and attract many bird watchers, painters and photographers to the area. The town of Beaune itself also has some major attractions including the Hotel-Dieu, the Church of Notre-Dame and several interesting museums.
If you can tear yourself away from your beautiful Beaune Area holiday rental house then there are some wonderful towns and villages just waiting to be explored. This includes the city of Dijon, famous for the mustard, which is approximately half an hour away from the town of Beaune. Dijon has some great architecture including half-timber houses which have survived from as far back as the 12th century. There is also the very impressive Ducal Palace, parts of which dates back to the 14th century and has been very well preserved.
If you are thinking about reserving a fantastic Beaune Area holiday rental house then you will be pleased to hear that you can expect to enjoy warm summers and mild winters. The warmest months of the year to have a Beaune Area holiday tend to be July and August when the temperature during the day reaches as much 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 area is 20 inches.
Travellers on a Beaune Area holiday can arrive at Lyon Airport (LYS) which is about 2 hours away from the area. Amongst the airlines offering cheap, regular flights to the area are Air France, British Airways, BMI and easyJet. Passengers can leave the UK from various airports such as Edinburgh (EDI), London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN) and Birmingham (BHX).