it was used for heating during the bitterly cold winters and,
is no exaggeration to say that many of the population would
have died without the timber from Morvan.
of the annual trip to Paris is celebrated in Clamecy each May.
Paris has another debt of gratitude to Burgundy. When
Haussman replanned the Paris that we know today, the stone
was quarried close to Auxerre and sent by barge to the
Steel has been foundered in Le Creusot since the 19th century.
The Schneider dynasty built the town into Europe’s biggest
works at this time. Steel from Schneider is famous
In the south of the region are now disused coal mines. Not
much interest for visitors you may ask. But, two of them have
been opened for visits into the fascinating and dangerous life
underground since the 19th century and up to comparatively
The names are different too. Not French but,
Polish as these were the workers who came here for work.
Their descendants remain. The names of these places? Very
practical French... “La Machine” after the wheel house from
which miners were lowered below ground, and also Blanzy.
Wherever you chose to go, there is something unusual, always
something of interest, that is Burgundy.
One of the world’s most famous structures was
designed by a Burgundian.To provide the capital with its most
famous symbol the city commissioned a certain Mr. Eiffel for