Saturday, June 11, 2011

Burgundy - Visit France

Located just a few hours from Calais, Burgundy is ideal for a short break or a longer holiday.

>The vineyards of Burgundy
With 200 million bottles marketed annually, some of the most prestigious wines in the world are sourced from the vineyards of Burgundy: Chablis, Côte de Beaune, Mâconnais...

>Local products
Renowned for its gastronomy, Burgundy boasts some of France’s most famous eating places, including a number of restaurants with culinary distinctions.

>Cluny 2010
Numerous events will be organised in 2010 to celebrate the 1100th anniversary of the foundation of the Abbey of Cluny including “Cluny, the pinnacle of Romanesque art” exhibition from 29th June to 30th September 2010.

>Other ways to discover Burgundy
With 1,000 km of navigable water ways, served by more than 40 ports and stopping places, Burgundy offers the longest network in France linking major towns
and historic sites.

>An excellent stopover
No matter where you are headed, Burgundy is the perfect place to break your journey.

Fontenay abbey
Listed as a world heritage site by Unesco, it is one of the best preserved Cisterian abbey.

Cluny abbey
The Benedictine abbey of Cluny was the most important church in the Catholic world.

La Rochepot CastleSplendid fortress-castle which offers a fascinating trip through the history of the Middle Ages

The hospices de Beaune museum
The hotel-Dieu is a museum whose architectural splendeur has been unspoilt sine the 15th century.

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