With the harsh winters behind us, it’s the perfect time to start thinking of your spring and summer travel plans. COVID-19 restrictions are slowly being removed as well, with countries set to welcome tourists all over. And it’s definitely the kind of break that all of us could use, given all that’s gone down the past two years. So if you’re looking for suggestions on where to head to for a visit, we’ve got one: Burgundy.
Why Burgundy Needs To Go On Your Bucket List
Let’s get the most obvious reason out of the way, which is of course, the wine. If you’re an enthusiast of this beloved beverage, then a trip to Burgundy is likely right up your alley.
The region is not only considered to be home to some of the best vineyards in the world, but it’s most known for its chardonnay and pinot noir varieties. And a visit is not complete without going through the iconic route des grands crus (road of the great wines).
Another reason why you should put Burgundy on your bucket list is because of the number of châteaux there are to visit. There are over a 100 of these majestic castles that add to the tapestry of the region’s landscape. They’re not open for visits, but some of them also feature restaurants, wine cellars and hotels.
With the architecture and food alone, there’s a lot to appreciate about Burgundy’s capital. The city is filled with building styles that takes visitors to a journey through the past, with a mix of Gothic and Renaissance designs.
The culinary scene has a lot on offer as well, with destinations like the Halles Market, the Fallot Moutarderie mustard factory, the Mulot & Petitjean house for gingerbread and lots more.
Burgundy offers over 1000km of scenic trails for cycling. Whether you’re looking to take a bike and go for a ride alongside canals, greenery or mountains, there’s a path for it.
Some of the locations include Beaune to Santenay, the Nivernais canal and Morvan. After all, sometimes the best way to fully experience the city is go on a fun walk or thrilling bike ride.