The region of Burgundy boasts beautiful countryside and is home to many of the most beautiful historic towns of France.
Alise Sainte Reine / MuseoParc
This famous fortified town was the scene of the Gauls last stand against Caesar. Take a walk up the hill to see the statue of Vercingétorix overlooking the valley below. The town offers a Roman archeological site, a museum, a restaurant and a cafe. (10 min drive).
The recently opened MuseoParc is an open air site which has regular recreations of the battle of Alesia, Alesia is a remarkable site and has been listed since 1985. Considered from the nineteenth century as a starting point in the history of France, Alesia is a place of memory where myth and reality intertwine.
So, how was the Department of Cote D’or going to make this remarkable site accessible to historians, philologists and archaeologists and the public alike.
In response to this problem the Department of Cote D’or has invested heavily in the construction of the MuseoParc.
The Burgundy Canal
Linking up the the Yonne and Saône rivers, the Burgundy canal first flows through the valley of the Armançon and makes its way through a 3 300 long canal tunnel near Pouilly-
The Burgundy Vineyards
No visit to Burgundy can be complete without seeing some of the most famous vineyards in the world. The "route des Grands Crus" (roughly, "road of the fine wines") is the name of a tourist route situated in the south of the region.
The route is named because it follows from north to south the middle of the Cote d'Or escarpment, where many world-
The capital of Burgundy is full of charm and history. Spend a day wandering around the 16th century streets or take the Owl's Trail around the city (the Office de Tourisme will start you on your way). Visit the Musee des Beaux-
Flavigny ('most beautiful villages of France') is found 20 km south-
This medieval village with its fortified gates sits on a rock isolated by 3 streams. It's ancient, narrow streets are full of religious and architectural heritage. Flavigny is famous for the production of its well known aniseed sweets. End up at La Grange to be fed by local farmers with produce from their gardens and farms (open 1 July -
Semur En Auxois
The town is one of the most popular attractions of the region -
Passing through the clock-