Many visitors come to Burgundy (Bourgogne) to enjoy canal boat holidays on its inland waterways. There are 1200km (750 miles) of rivers and canals. Cycling along the canals is also a popular pastime and there are plenty of gentle to moderately demanding walks. In the centre of the région is the Parc de Morvan, a wooded hilly area, with a number of nature trails, animal reserves and craft shops.
Today much of Burgundy's prosperity is centred about the prestigious wine growing areas in the south and around Dijon. These small pockets have helped uphold the région's reputation as the land of great art and good living and today people visit the area to try some of France's finest wines such as Nuits-Saint-Georges, Meursaultand Beaune. Most of the vineyards are found in the attractive area called the Côte d'Or.
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Burgundy Tourism & Lifestyle
View our tourist information and tips about what to do when visiting the Burgundy region. Discover the true identity of this beautiful area, find useful information about travel, accommodation, gastronomy, wine & everyday life in the region.
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Burgundy Property Information
The Burgundy region can be an excellent location to buy a second home or buy-to-let, as property prices are very affordable compared with the French average. Inexpensive, village houses and farmhouses in need of restoration can be found. Burgundy is well connected both to the north and south by motorways and the high-speed train. It's only 100km south of Paris and 80km north of Lyon.
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