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Burgundy

The Burgundy wine region with the capital Dijon, is located in central France.
Burgundy is pre-eminently the region of France where lovers of good food and drink and culture can indulge to their heart's content. There are beautiful cities of art, castles with colored tile roofs, charming vineyards, dreamy canals and rivers.
Burgundy (Bourgogne) is a region of rolling hills and a beautiful countryside, it has a rich history that goes back to 408 AD when the the Kingdom of Burgundy was created.
The region that is rich in art. In Nevers, the city of pottery, in the Hospices of Beaune and in Dijon , the artistic capital, there are many things to admire in this field.

Les Beaux Paragesvoorjaar,zomer,najaar€ 460 - 520
Bourgogne Parayeind april - half oktober€ 200 - 490
Les Bouillotsjuli en augustus€ 480
La Grange Gentillegehele jaar€ 450 - 600
Le Grand Paquiermei t/m september€ 400 - 425

Incidentally, Dijon is the city where the Crème de Cassis comes from, an alcoholic drink made of black currant.
The departments are:

-Côte d'Or: The capital Dijon is a beautiful city, as is Beaune. The extensive and world famous wine areas are worth visiting. Beautiful villages are for instance Châteauneuf-en-Auxois and Flavigny-sur-Ozerain.

Nièvre: This region possesses vast forests and lakes. The Natural Park of Morvan is a favorite with hikers and nature lovers. This park forms the green heart of Burgundy. It is a rugged, heavily wooded area with wild streams and rivers.

La Charretterie du Manoir de Gourelgehele jaar€ 500 - 550
Motjegans jaar€ 480
Vakantiewoning DumasVanaf eind maart t/m herfstvakantie€ 330 - 670

In the Morvan there is canoeing, rafting, horse riding, sailing, windsurfing, climbing and in winter cross-country skiing. Not far from the capital Nevers, is the Formula 1 circuit of Magny-Cours.
-Saône-et-Loire: This is the department that produces wines such as Pouilly-Fuissé, Mâcon and Beaujoulais. The rolling countryside invites to hiking and cycling. One of the beautiful villages is Semur-en-Brionnais.
Yonne: This department is named after the river Yonne and has a rich cultural heritage with as one of its highlights the Basilica of Vezelay. In addition it is the area where the famous Chablis wines come from. During a boat trip on the River Yonne you get to know the peaceful atmosphere of the countryside of Burgundy. Cluny, Paray-le-Monial, Vézelay, La Charité-sur-Loire, Auxerre and Fontenay are pretty towns and villages from the Romanesque period.

Burgundy is of course known for its wines. Chablis, Mâconnais and Côtes de Nuits are well-known names. There are 8 different grape varieties in the region; 4 white and 4 blue. About 70 % of the wineproduction uses white grapes and 30% blue ones.
Very nice are Gougères, small cheese puffs.
Burgundian food was invented here: Boeuf Bourguignon, Civet the Lièvre, Escargots à la Bourguignonne, Oeufs a la meurette and many other delicious dishes.

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