BURGUNDY REGION GUIDE
Nestled near the very heart of mainland France, the beautiful region of Burgundy has roots tracing back as far as the 5th Century. Once a formidable territory stretching as north as Holland, it's a place steeped in historical beauty, and the hilltop villages and beguiling market towns which remain in the region today demonstrate past influences at every turn. Boasting a rolling countryside, UNESCO World Heritage vineyards and a glorious heritage, Burgundy is a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors, as well as fans of historical architecture.
There are plenty of things to do in Burgundy, for people of all interests, so whether you're on the hunt for the region's famous Burgundy wine, or after the ultimate city break, make your escape to this picturesque region on a P&O ferry to France today.
Tour the Burgundy wine trail
Renowned for its centuries-old knowledge in the art of viticulture, there's no better place to discover winemaking than Burgundy. Widely known as 'Burgundies', the secret to the success of their wines is the region's landscape, with its sloping valleys, limestone soil and sunny climate. Spanning 60km, the Route des Grands Crus (Wine Route) is a must if you have a car. Passing through some of France's most prestigious vineyards, from Dijon to Beaune, the route takes you across 38 different wine villages, and is full of stunning scenery along the way.
Take a Dijon city break
Teeming with Middle Age architecture and a glorious cultural scene, the region's capital, Dijon, is perfect for city breaks. A great way to discover Dijon is by following the Owl Trail. Follow the arrow heads dotted along the streets and thoroughfares and they'll take you to some of the city's most popular sights. As well as prestigious art galleries and some of the finest local wineries, be sure to try some of the region's signature dishes. Choose from beef bourguignon, coq au vin and époisses de Bourgogne cheese in one of the city's many restaurants.
Discover Burgundy's natural landscape
For lovers of the great outdoors, Burgundy is bursting with unspoiled countryside. Covering some 10,000 hectares, the green and pleasant Forest des Bertranges beautifully criss-crosses along the river Loire - Europe's only surviving wild river. While the Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan offers hiking trails for all abilities. The region offers many spots to explore by foot, bike and horseback.
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Breathtaking historical sites
At the north-east of Burgundy, the department of Côte d'Or is packed with historical wonder, such as the world famous Fontenay Abbey. A UNESCO site set in an idyllic wooded valley, it's Burgundy's sole intact monastery, and dates as far back as the 12th Century. Surrounded by the Côte d'Or vineyards, the fortified town of Beaune is more widely known as the region's wine capital, but also houses some truly stunning architecture. Indulge your senses on a half-day wine tour of Burgundy from Dijon, and sample some of the local wines. The Hospices of Beaune, a former 14th century hospital, is one of France's most popular attractions, and is recognisable from its geometric tiled roof.
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Located in the heart of Beaune, the Hotel de la Poste Najeti is open 7 days a week. A few steps from the famous Hospices de Beaune, the hotel features 36 rooms and suites. Each room has everything you need for a relaxing stay: bedding and luxurious pillows, bath, toilet & TV. Some rooms are accessible for disabled people. Our hotel also offers Wi-Fi so you can work or check emails while you relax. You will find and amazing range of food with our traditional restaurant and bar.