More About Burgundy

Situated next to the Champagne region and the Région Parisienne, Burgundy is a beautiful area of France that is rich in history. Gites in Burgundy are perfectly located around all the most striking towns and cities such as Dijon - the capital city of Burgundy, Vézelay - a UNESCO listed medieval village and Decize - an island set in the middle of the River Loire. Gites and cottages in Burgundy also offer the visitor a unique chance to experience the essence of rustic France in the lap of luxury you’d expect on holiday as most of the gites are owned and looked after by locals who offer a warm welcome and top tips on places to visit during your stay. The autumn season is particularly beautiful with crisp blue skies contrasting against the striking colours of the falling leaves, a view that is just about guaranteed in every part of Burgundy.

Burgundy Cottages & Gites

Burgundy offers something for all your senses, but is perhaps most famous for pleasing your taste buds. This love of mouth-watering food and wine stretches back centuries and is what brings people to the region year after year – people like you! But let’s not forget about the other sensations that await you on your Burgundy holiday: stunning, quintessentially French countryside patch-worked with vineyards, picturesque towns and villages steeped in history, and warm, friendly locals – making sure that each one of your senses has plenty to enjoy. Burgundy really does have it all!

Places to go in Burgundy

A region with such an interesting past offers a great many attractions for lovers of history, but in towns such as Vichy, St Flour, Dijon, Le Puy, Montlucon and Moulins you’ll find an intriguing mix of old and new. Connected by a series of fast motorways and high-speed trains, travelling across Burgundy’s beautiful vistas is easy, enabling you to enjoy its many attractions with ease.

Our Top Picks in Burgundy

We want you to enjoy the best that Burgundy has to offer and so here's a small selection of our favourite things to see and do;


Wherever you see the UNESCO World Heritage sign you know you’re in for a real treat – and medieval Vézelay won’t disappoint. Both the famous Basilica of St Magdelene and the town itself bear the UNESCO badge of honour, a town that reflects centuries of history at every turn – but is perhaps best known as a key starting point for the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. Once you’ve absorbed as much history as you can and experienced a bit of canal boating, it’s a good idea to sample some of the superb local white wine, based on the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Melon de Bourgogne grapes. The perfect French day? We think so!

Livradois-Forez - Natural Park

The Livradois-Forez Natural Park gives you the opportunity to mull over all that history, and more importantly work off some of those extra calories – but who could blame you for succumbing to some of the world’s most delicious food and wine? Livradois-Forez Natural Park offers a wealth of activities for old and young, from gentle walks to challenging hikes and from canoeing to kayaking. Get the pulse racing at a rate that suits you – in some of France’s best scenery.

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