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Walking Tours in Burgundy

Enjoy the finer things in life with a walking adventure in Burgundy, a region of France celebrated for its world-class wines and delicious cuisine. Explore evidence of its former glory when you encounter the majestic abbey's, ruined monasteries and imposing chateaux. Discover the UNESCO World Designated vineyards at your own pace on our Burgundy Vineyard tour, following peaceful wine trails on the Chemin du Grand Crus', a walking route through famed wine country between Dijon and Beaune.

Our walking holidays in Burgundy are perfect for food and wine buffs, but will also appeal to those who love history and a characterful local market, of which there are plenty. Dig deep into this region's past and visit (and even stay in some!) eminent 16th century chateaux, Clos Vougeot and Corton-Andre on our Chateaux and Vineyards of Burgundy In Style tour. Imagine, at the end of the day, resting your weary legs and sipping on a fine glass of Cote d'Or while the sun sets. The wine may steal the show, but the renowned food in the home of boeuf bourguignon will refuel you ready for your next day of discovery.

Our Adventure Specialists are ready to help you choose the right tour for you in Burgundy. We know which one will suit you the best and we can answer any questions you may have about the walking, accommodations and everything else, since we have been offering tours in Burgundy since 2018.

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  • Local Markets: When and Where are They?
    Local Markets: When and Where are They?

    Visiting a local market or two is a very enjoyable way to discover the local specialties of a region and Burgundy is no exception. It's a great opportunity to converse with the locals and try out your french plus a chance to check out the fantastic home-grown produce, such as Charolais beef, blackcurrants, gingerbread, mustard. What a gastronomic heritage Burgundy has. If you are in the mood, you can even a rummage through the clothing section!

    The 2 biggest markets are in Dijon and Beaune. Dijon Market is one of the best in France. It is a covered market and you may recognise its designer as it's none other than Gustav Eiffel, creator of Paris's most famous landmark. Here you will find the very best cheese stalls, artisan bakers and cake makers. Beaune Market is a great way to see the town when it's in full swing. The large Saturday one is a colourful food and clothes market and has over 150 stalls, with the smaller one being on a Wednesday. On a Saturday it tends to spread beyond the under cover section in the Place de la Halles and spills out into the pedestrianized area. 

    Here are the days of the week when the markets you can visit on our Burgundy tours operate:

    Tuesday: Dijon, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Gevrey-Chambertin

    Wednesday: Beaune

    Thursday: Dijon, Marsannay-la-Cote

    Friday: Dijon, Nuits-Saine-Georges, Mersault

    Saturday: Dijon, Marsannay-la-Cote, Beaune

     

     

     

     

  • Burgundy Facts
    Burgundy Facts

    Wine

    Burgundy is one of France's main wine-producing areas known for both it's whites and reds mostly, chardonnay anbd pinot-noir varieties. The history of this wine area goes back to around 50BC. The Celts were producing wine then and the Romans took over when they conquered the region. The Benedictines became the first big Burgundy vineyard owners in the 900's and a bit later followed by the Cistercians. Monks maintained the vines and passed their knowledge and skills on. 

    Does Dijon mustard actually come from Dijon? 

    Yes! The Romans first produced it and they established a tradition of grinding the mustard seeds, then mixing this with white vinegar. Then in 1752 the mustard was revolutionalized when the sour juice of unripe grapes was added giving it it's creamy texture that it has today. Although Dijon mustard has been uprooted from its homeland, if you want it to be the "real deal" it's got to be made in Burgundy's Cote d'Or region with the mustard seeds grown in this soil. 

    Geography

    Burgundy is one of the largest regions in France and is comprised of a plateau of low hills, and at its centre some small mountains, the Morvan. It is also covered by forest and not surprisingly by lots of vineyards. It consists of 4 departements; Core d'Or, Nievre, Saone-et-Loire and Yonne. Its largest city of Dijon adn a few rivers flow through it including the Loire, Saone and Seine. It has 600 miles of rivers and canals and this is how many people travel through it by boat or barge. It is France's most navigable region by water. 

     

     

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