- Burgundy is located in central eastern France. The region begins a hundred kilometers south from Paris and stretches down to Lyon on 360 kilometers.
- It is bordered to the east by Franche-Comté, to the south-East by Rhône-Alpes, south-West by Auvergne, to the north by Champagne-Ardennes and Ile-de-France, and to the west by the Centre region.
- Burgundy is a paradise for nature lovers. The region indeed offers a green environment through its rivers like Saône and Yonne, its canals, including the famous Canal of Burgundy, and its forests notably in the Morvan Regional Nature Park.
|Burgundy Geography and Key Data|
|Surface Area||Burgundy consists of 31,600 km²equivalent to 6% of France's total surface area.|
|Departments||The Burgundy region consists of 4 départements: the Yonne (89), the Cote-d’Or (21), the Nievre (58) and the Saone-et-Loire(71).|
|Communes||Burgundy is composed by more than than 2045 communes.|
Burgundy accounts for 12.000 km of rivers.
|Freshwater ponds and lakes||
Burgundy accounts for 20.000 ha of freshwater ponds and lakes, where to fish, to bathe and to discover the nature.
|Mountains range in Burgundy|
In the North: the "lower Burgundy" with sedimentary plains covered by farming sites and forests.
In the East: the "Saône countries" with plains covered by grassland and fields.
In the center, the "bourguignons" with calcareous and stony plains, covered by vineyards.
The" Morvan massif" with its highest point Haut-Folin (901m), is surrounded of clayey plains for farming.
In the South the" Mâconnais" connected to the "Massif Central" offers various culture, farming and vineyard.
|Forests and Natural Parks in Burgundy|
Burgundy accounts for about 9.000 km² of forests Sitting in the centre of Bourgogne is the Morvan Forest, a national park covering nearly a quarter of a million hectares, including the "Forêt de Saulieu" on 760 hectares.
Other forests of the Nièvre region: "Forêt de Châtillon" (88 km²),"Forêt de Vauluisant" called "Forêt de Lancy"
The heart of the Burgundy is the Morvan regional nature park, with its natural and picturesque environment.
It includes granite mountain range, wild landscapes, fir trees,river ways,wooded hills,majestic lakes.
|Fauna and Flora||
The forests are essentially composed of: oak, beech and resinous trees.
Various fauna including lots of fish in hedged farmland, ponds and becks.
|Areas of interest in Burgundy|
|Morvan regional nature park||This is a paradise for hikers, fishers and lovers of outdoor activities.|
|Canal of Burgundy||This is a paradise for holidaymakers. Hire a boat or house boat and sail in the heart of the nature.|
Visit Burgundy through its five main viticultural areas:Côte de Nuits,Côte de Beaune,Chablis,Côte chalonnaise and the Maconnais.