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Burgundy
Location
Bourgogne in France.svg
Flag
Flag of Burgundy.svg
Quick Facts
Capital Dijon
Government French Region
Currency Euro (€)
Area 31,582 km2
Population 1,631,000
Language French
Religion n/a
Electricity 220..230V, 50Hz. Outlets: CEE7/5 (protruding male earth pin), accepting CEE 7/5 (Grounded), CEE 7/7 (Grounded) or CEE 7/16 (non-grounded) plugs
Time Zone UTC +1 and UTC +2(DST)

Burgundy (French, Bourgogne) [1] is an inland region of east-central France southeast of Paris. Noted for its rich history, Burgundy is probably most famous for the wines of the same name, as well as several other important varieties.

Burgundy has a rich architectural inheritance of remarkable buildings, castles, and Roman churches. Its vineyards are some of the most prestigious in the world, and its cuisine is also famous.

Burgundy also offers natural beauty, with lakes and forests, and plenty of opportunities for fishing, walking or riding. The Nièvre holds a vast area of wild countryside ideal both for sport and cultural activities. The visitor will find lands with different tastes to discover, and gentle landscapes with the river Loire and hillsides covered with vineyards.

Wine is unmistakably the most well known product in Burgundy. From north to south, the most famous and recognizable wines of the region grow on carefully exposed soils: Chablis, Côteaux de l'Auxerrois, Côte-de-Nuits, Côte-de-Beaune, Hautes-Côtes, Côtes Chalonnaise et Mâconnais, and, of course, Pouilly-sur-Loire.

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  • Semur-en-Auxois, a medieval town in the heart of the Côte-d'Or, situated on the banks of the Armançon.


  • Cluny, a town in the department Saône-et-Loire

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As with the rest of France, the language widely spoken is French so learn a few key French words and phrases.

As far as English is concerned, it is quite likely that tourists will be able to find English speakers in tourist areas, namely just the city of Dijon. As soon as you venture into less populated areas, knowledge of French becomes essential.

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  • Le Beaujolais Est Arrivé! - Every third Thursday of November, the new Beaujolais Nouveau wine arrives at bars and restaurants across France and select places around the world. This wine is from the historical Beaujolais province and wine-producing region north of Lyon that covers parts of the northern part of the Rhône département (Rhône-Alpes) and parts of the southern part of the Saône-et-Loire département. It is a young wine meant to be drunk as soon as possible as it does not age very well. (Cru Beaujolais on the other hand will age well for a few years)

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