|Wonderful villas, cottages and gites in Burgundy|
Wine connoisseurs find themselves drawn to this lovely French province, set between Paris and Lyon. Our villas, cottages and gites in Burgundy take you right to the heart of wine country. You can drive through some of the country's best vineyards, home to legendary wines. The medieval dukedom of Burgundy is also a treasure trove of ancient Romanesque churches, fascinating monasteries and historic abbeys. Book a gite in Burgundy and get the most out of this stunning area of France. Here, the bones of history poke through the fabric of the gorgeous countryside at every turn. It's hot, sunny, exotic and the lifestyle is wonderfully relaxed.
Choose a holiday villa in Burgundy and wander the region's imposing castles. Countless tiny, inviting medieval villages perch on rounded hills, while decorative tiles in eye catching geometric designs adorn the rooftops. Nature adds dramatic colour all year round with delicate cherry blossom, vivid summer poppies and huge sunflowers. In the autumn, expect miles of gold and scarlet foliage. A holiday cottage in Burgundy lets you explore the central Morvan national park, a rugged mix of forests, gorges and lakes. And you'll fall head over heels with the region's fantastic local cuisine. Discover the best Burgundy holiday villas, gites and holiday cottages with Inghams - your dream Burgundy self catering holiday starts here!
When in Burgundy...
Famous wines include Gevrey Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, Pommard, Volnay and Meursault (don't forget to pick up a Burgundy Wine Board map). The poulet de Bresse, coq au vin, poulet de Meursault, freshwater trout, snails and boeuf bourgignon are all found on regional menus. Round it off with a choice of over 30 cheeses or the local gingerbread.
Places of Interest
In Beaune, stop by the excellent Marché aux Vins tasting cellars and the Hôtel Dieu. Explore provincial capital, Dijon, with its Palais des Ducs and Musée de Beaux Arts or the cathedrals of Sens and Auxerre. Of the many impressive buildings, the picks are the château at Tanlay, Vézelay basilica and the Abbaye de Cluny, once the world's largest church.
Sports and Leisure
Outdoor pursuits include walking, cycling, horse riding and fishing, with lakes where you can canoe, windsurf and swim. Hot-air ballooning can be experienced at Pouilly en Auxois, there are several 18-hole golf courses and most towns have tennis courts. Acroparc and Acroíbath are adventure parks for kids; Touroparc is an amusement park and zoo. Summer sees jazz, classical and blues concerts across the province.
The rolling wooded countryside of Burgundy, dotted with medieval towns and villages, enjoys long days of warm summer sunshine, which ripens the grapes which produce the famous vintages of the region.
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