It is sometimes preferable when you want to visit France, to settle on a single region and to go around it, rather than to run from one end to the other of the South or the north… or the whole country. And if there is a French region perfect for a journey of introduction to the culture and gastronomy of France as well as its landscapes in what they have more picturesque, it is perhaps well burgundy.
So in Burgundy, you are in what it is agreed to call deep France but this has for once, nothing derogatory. Indeed, most of the burgundy tourist itineraries bring you into the magical world of fabulous vineyards like the famous Meursault for example, but there are so many others. So you have to include in your trip to Burgundy, a break and even several wines break: to visit a vineyard and make a tasting. You will have no difficulty in finding an introductory course in oenology.
Burgundy is a green and tranquil region that lends itself particularly well to eco-tourism, bike rides and farm holidays. Stone houses with brown roofs and vineyards at a loss of view seduce the enthusiasts of a more authentic France and lovers of Romanesque art.
Along the rivers, you can see all sorts of local curiosities, all in authenticity, like very old-fashioned and intimidating abbeys like that of Fontenay. It is the region of castles and wines but it is also one of the regions where one eats the best.
You can taste the inimitable Bresse chicken, snails, Charolais beef and fill your basket with the famous traditional Dijon mustard on the local markets. Cheese lovers are not left behind during a trip to Burgundy. It goes without saying that the gastronomic experience there is always accompanied by a good wine.
The towns and villages to visit are numerous and it is an exceptional medieval heritage that awaits you without forgetting the starting points for the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.