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Rural holidays in France: Burgundy holiday cottages

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Rural holidays in France: Burgundy

Sarah 31 January 2018

A diverse destination filled with a spectacular variety of landscapes, from its breathtaking coastlines to characterful rural towns; a holiday in France presents plenty of choice.

Burgundy

For those looking for a provincial retreat, the beautiful wine making region of Burgundy offers peace and tranquillity by the barrel-load. Famed for its luscious countryside filled with historic vineyards and fresh produce, the stunning landscape is dominated by farmland; here you can sample some of the world’s finest food and drink, from local delicacies such as escargots, jambonettes (frog’s legs) and sweetbreads, to expensive wines made from the pinot noir and chardonnay grapes by methods passed down through generations of ‘vignerons’ and ‘negociants’.

The region’s capital, Dijon (famously, the centre of mustard making in the middle-ages) has some wonderful restaurants, many boasting three Michelin stars. The eateries have earnt themselves a very high profile, making the most of their location and the incredible array of fresh goods available, creating menus at the forefront of world haute cuisine. For those with a desire to sample the best of the local fare, harvest time in autumn is the perfect time to visit.

Dijon

Offering much more beauty beyond its gastronomy, the area is also famed for its incredible architecture. In Dijon, iconic landmarks include the 13th century church of Notre Dame and the extravagant Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, a spectacular neo-classical construction raised in 1365 on the grounds of a once Gallo-Roman fortress, it is now the town’s city hall.

More provincial locations, such as the sprawling vineyard estates, offer a historic charm of their own, with half-timbered houses painted in warm tones and pretty period details, quintessential of the area, such as ornately decorated tiles adding yet more individuality to the properties and their appeal…

If you’re looking for large houses or villas in Burgundy for your rural holiday in France, we offer an enticing selection within our portfolio. Experience an authentic taste of Burgundy and its culture at one of our beautiful countryside escapes.

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