Things to do and see in Burgundy
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Fontenay AbbeyFounded in 1118, it is the only Burgundian monastery to survive intact, despite conversion to a paper mill in the early 19th century. It was restored in the early 1900s to its original form. It is one
Church of Notre Dame, DijonEarly 13th-century gothic church with the facade articulated horizontally by two galleries, between which are gargoyles in the form of grotesque figures. The church is topped by the famous Jacquemart
St-Benigne Cathedral (Cathédrale St-Bénigne), DijonRecently renovated, this Gothic cathedral commemorates a 2nd-century missionary whose remains were unearthed nearby in the 6th century. Its brightly tiled roof makes it one of Dijon's most prominent l
Brancion (The Old Town)Brancion is a medieval site which dominate the village of Martailly les Brancion, it is the most important fortified town of the South of Burgundy.
St. Stephen's Cathedral at Sens (Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Sens)The Cathedral of St Étienne (Saint Stephen) at Sens, one of the earliest Gothic buildings in France, was begun in 1140 and belongs mainly to the 12th century, but was not complete until early in the 1
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Getting to Burgundy
Various international and other independant airlines operate services to Paris and from here you can travel via TGV to Burgundy, or hire a car. There is also a regional airport at Dijon.
Burgundy is located just 100km south of Paris and 80km north of Lyon and has good motorway connections with both the north and south of France via the A6 and A31 motorways.
The TGV service to the area is excellent. From the Gare de Lyon station in Paris you can be in Montbard in 65 minutes, Le Creusot in 1 hour 20 minutes, Dijon in 1 hour 35 minutes and Macon in 1 hour 35 minutes.
Burgundy Jura Green Guide (Michelin Green Guides)
Wines of Burgundy (Mitchell Beazley Wine Guides S.)
Wine Regions of France Green Guide (Michelin Green Guides)