Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region



The Eastern part of the France is blessed with the finest vineyards of the world, 96 different types of wines, 80 lakes, forests, mountains, and some explicit unspoiled natural beauty. Historical attractions include the old rural areas, abbeys, châteaux and Cathedrals. If you are foodie and live to eat don’t forget, try the delicate Burgundy cuisine. So yes there is a lot to admire and cherish in this region, fusion of Burgundy and Franche-Comté. Let’s take a good look at the major attractions of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.

Natural wonders of Burgundy

Ornans Bourgogne Franche Comté

Morvan or Haut-Jura is the regional National park is an ideal location for breathing fresh air strolling around the scenic beauty. Ballons des Vosges is another regional park with abundant flora and Fauna. With sundews, cranberries, pansies, falcons, deer and lynx, the park is a great option for cycling and walking through.

Mille Étangs Plateau and Saône-et-Loire Greenway are ideal for romantic walks and picnicking.

Among the others Settons lake, Pannecière lake, Saint Agnan lake, Maison du Parc de Saint Brisson and the lakes of Chalain and Vouglans in Jura are a few of the must visit lakes in the region. Pannecière lake if full of fish so if you are planning to go fishing, this is the right place. The Settons lake offer all sorts of exciting water sports.

The vineyards along the Route des Grands Crus, Beaune, Aloxe-Corton, Pommard, Meursault are a lush site to see. By roaming around these routes you will be able to observe the ‘Climat’ that is also a UNESCO World Heritage. These vineyards produce some world class wine.

Historical masterpieces of Burgundy

Vezelay Bourgogne Franche Comté

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay was built in 1119. the abbey offers a beautiful and scenery with admirable architecture.

Palais des Ducs, one of the most robust cultural heritage that will grab your attention once you are in Dijon. Located in the center of the city, the palace is a depiction of the strength, hold and power of the Dukes. Philippe le Bon tower of the palace offer an astounding view of the whole city.

The Cistercian abbey Citeaux established in 1098 is still in function and also served as a crypt to 60 members of the House of Burgundy. However, most of the tombs were destroyed during the riots of the French Revolution.

Abbey de la Bussiere is another calm and peaceful place with abundant fountains and streams. It is ideal for meditation and serene strolls.

Basillica of Vezelay persisted as an unpretentious monastery until reestablished in 1920 for its creative archeological work. It is also a notable passage for the ones aiming to visit Santiago de Compostela.

The Burgundy Cuisine

Burgundy Cave Bourgogne Franche Comté

Paired with the top notch wines of the world the Burgundy Cuisine is a must try for any foodie out there. Gevrey Chambertin, Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru, Monthélie, Bourgogne Pinot Noir are few of the outclass wines offered by Burgundy.

The Burgundy cuisine offers some most celebrated dishes like the gougères (cheese puffs), beef bourguignon, coq au vin (chicken braised in wine), escargots de Bourgogne (snail shells in white wine), dragées d'anis de Flavigny (the most famous candies of Burgundy) and so much more. Don’t forget to make a list and check them all.

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