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03/10/17

Bordeaux French Wine

PRINCIPAL WINE REGIONS OF FRANCE Bordeaux French Wine For 2.000 years Bordeaux has been producing an incomparable range of wines. No other region can match the tremendous variety of the wines produced in Bordeaux and only Burgundy can match their greatness. This region, spreading along both banks of the Garonne River in the Southern part of France, produces red wines (the famous “clarets”); rosé wines;...

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29/09/17

Water Activities

Green Burgundy Holidays There are so many things to see and do in this rich region that you can use your entire holiday pursuing your particular interest or, enjoy a little of everything that Burgundy has to offer. These are just some ideas… The choice is yours… Ideas : Sailing, surfing and water skiing Many rivers and lakes in Burgundy offer free windsurfing possibilities. For sailing, you can choose the...

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17/09/17

Castles and Castles

The region is also dotted with impressive castles, many of which are open to visitors. Many are ‘chateaux forts’ when defence was a priority. Others reflect the Renaissance period where style was more important. ‘La Rochepot’ is definitely in the defensive league though its marvellous Burgundian roof reflects a somewhat romantic image of medieval times. Châteauneuf is more forbidding. High on a hillside...

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13/09/17

Urban Splendor

The Middle Ages bequeathed to Burgundy a cluster of towns of inestimable beauty. Be it for historical, cultural, architectural or gastronomic reasons, or for the events held annually, they are worth a visit. Autun : “A sister and emulator of Rome”, Augustodunum has preserved important vestiges of the Gallo-Roman period. The sculptures of the cathedral of St-Lazarus (12th C) are among the masterpieces of...

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09/09/17

Discover the past

It is impossible to explore a region the size of Burgundy during one holiday but, even a short visit will illustrate abundantly the richness of the region’s heritage and the important role it played in European history. This part of France was a main route between north and south Europe. For trade, for invasion, for religion…the historical importance of Burgundy cannot be overstated. It was in Burgundy, I...

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