Language

News

news
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...

Read more
news
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...

Read more
news
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...

Read more
news
05/09/17

Holidays afloat

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 : Holidays afloat Welcome on board: Spend a week or a weekend with your family or friends exploring the 800 miles of rivers and canals in...

Read more
news
24/08/17

Welcome to Normandy

Legendary, enchanting, revitalising, refreshing… Normandy pleasures the senses and stimulates the mind, making you feel relaxed and refreshed after a perfect break. Normandy is a perfect blend of coastal and inland culture with five rich and varied counties which offer each visitor something unique. : The region’s location in the Northwest of France offers three completely distinct coasts, from the spectacular...

Read more