Famous for its many wines, cuisine and culture, Burgundy is also rich in architecture with many ancient villages and towns brimming with old churches and historic buildings which gives them the appeal that many travellers search for whilst exploring the region.
Split into four departments Burgundy offers a host of small communities all with their own form of beauty. From Yonne in the North to Saone-et-Loire in the South the canals and rivers of the region wind their way through hidden villages and towns. Stunning villages such as Noyers sur Seine and Semur-en-Auxois offer a medievil experience and delight visitors from all over the world. Flavigny-sur-Ozerain which became the setting for the film Chocolat sits perched on a hilltop overlooking the valley below, visit the former Abbey where the famous Anis flavoured sweets are still produced. In the Nievre lies the vast area known as the Morvan, a natural parkland with acres of forests and lakes. Continuing South you will come across Saone et Loire which is the home of the wine region the Maconnais.
A drive through the rolling hills of Chablis is not to be missed & the Sunday morning market there offers a wealth of stallholders selling local cheeses, saucisson & of course a local farmer or two offering hens, geese and ducklings.