- With 4,806,765 overnight stays a year, Burgundy is still pretty attractive when it comes to tourism. It is no wonder as this region has stayed very tradition-bound and boasts a rich architectural heritage. 31 % of the tourists come from abroad and the hotel stock is constantly developed in order to match the visitors’ demand.
- 2 and 3 star hotels are the most chosen but also the most numerous (53 % have 2 stars and 21 % 3 stars). On the other hand upscale establishments are scarce and cheap hotels are becoming less and less popular. Chain hotels are also more represented than independent ones.
Here is a piece of advice, for you to find a hotel in an even better location:
|Public surveys show the following locations are among those most appreciated by visitors:|
|Historical Burgundy: vineyards, cellars visits.||Gastronomy and culture: building and monuments visits, local specialities tasting.|
|Auxerre: 170 km from Paris, on the River Yonne, famous for its old town with timber framed houses, as for its football team.||Vezelay: a UNESCO World Heritage site and pilgrimage area for centuries, with its basilica and charming medieval town.|
|Cluny: with its largest abbey in Christiandom, it was an important town in Burgundy’s past.||Mâcon: the gateway to the south, Lyon and the Mediterranean on the River Saône, famous for its wines and landscapes.|
|Dijon: Capital of the region with buildings dating back to the glorious days of the Dukes of Burgundy.||Autun: the Roman heart of Burgundy, with its rich history and architecture, surrounded by countryside.|
|Beaune: the heart of the wine region, known as the ‘Golden Gate’ of Burgundy for the great wine it produces.||Useful contacts: www.burgundy-tourism.com|