Wine & Champagne
From the North to the South of Burgundy you are spoilt for choice and visiting a vineyard or two shouldn't be missed. The choices are endless and with Chablis only half an hour away you have no excuse not to try it. Many vineyards offer tours & are more than happy to show you their winemaking skills, of course a tipple at the end of the tour is a must. The Cremant de Bourgogne is a popular choice with the locals and its taste rivals any Champagne from just across the border. To the South of the region you will find the Côte De Nuits and Côte De Beaune vineyards this area makes for an excellent day out with plenty of countryside for you to explore along the way.
A visit to France would not be the same without sampling some of it's famous cheeses, Chaource is a well known cheese & the village of Chaource is not far from here with a visit to the cheese museum a must. Epoisses is also from Burgundy but is not a cheese for the faint hearted, very strong and smelly. Here in Gigny why not take a stroll to our own cheese maker Chantelle, her speciality is fromage de vache which is a delicious & reasonably priced gift to take home with you.
For the really brave amongst you, why not try a local dish. The Burgundy escargot usually served with a garlic butter. It is the most recognized & consumed escargot in France. This escargot lives in the wild & is found throughout Europe.
There are several restaurants in the area – as you drive around you will discover many tucked away. Close by you have the Baume at Balot & L’Ecluse 79 at Chassignelles. Why not try Le Marronier at Buffon which is situated on the Burgundy Canal, a perfect spot for walking off that extra portion of dessert.