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Bourgogne apartments: Wine lovers the world over know Bourgogne (Burgundy in English) as the home of some of the world's best wines. But this varied region is also a great place to stroll through medieval towns, explore a countryside dotted with castles and ancient churches, or indulge in some of France's best cuisine. If you're headed to Bourgogne , the apartments for rent through www.selfcateringhols.com offer great options for your holiday. Our Bourgogne apartments enjoy unbeatable settings and are equipped with everything you'll need for a comfortable stay. All our Bourgogne apartments are available for flexible, short-term rental.
Dijon, a stylish city that boasts fine restaurants, museums and churches galore, is the capital of Bourgogne. An apartment here will put you in the thick of the city's bustling gastronomic and cultural life. In Dijon, be sure to see local landmarks like the Palais des Ducs and the Romanesque crypt of St. B?nigne.
Dijon may be Bourgogne's official capital, but the smaller and more quaint Beaune is Bourgogne's undisputed wine capital. A visit to Beaune's damp underground cellars - some of them built in the middle ages - is a must. But these cellars only show a part of all that goes into making a wine. To learn more, you'll want to visit wineries both in Beaunne and further afield. Bourgogne's appellation system is infinitely complex, but on a very basic level the major wine appellations are Chablis and the Auxerrois, the C?te d'Or (which includes the C?te de Nuits and C?te de Beaune), M?connais, Chalonnais and Beaujolais. Each area is packed with small, family-owned wineries, many of which are open to the public.
Bourgogne's cuisine includes more than wine. The region is also famous for its mustard; Dijon is synonymous with the pungent, spicy condiment that has been made here for generations. Other must-try specialties include coq au vin (chicken cooked with red wine), beef ? la Bourguignonne, the tiny, garlicky snails typical from Bourgogne, and local cheeses like Crottin de Chavignol, ?poisses and Gex. Bourgogne is home to more than 50 Michelin-starred restaurants, and it boasts a host of delectable family-run farm restaurants to choose from as well.
Eating and drinking will take up a lot of your time in Bourgogne, but try to save time for visiting character-filled villages like V?zelay, Fontenay, Cluny, Louhans, Al?sia and St. Usuge, where you'll find Romanesque churches, medieval monasteries, quaint cobblestone streets and the hearty restaurants so typical of Bourgogne. An apartment in one of these small towns gives you a great opportunity to meet local people and get a taste of day-to-day life in Bourgogne.
Bourgogne is a great destination year-round, but the best times to visit are Spring (May-June) and late summer or early autumn (September-October). Early autumn is a particularly interesting time to visit since this is when grapes are being harvested and crushed; it's the liveliest time of year in the wineries. Expect winters in Bourgogne to be cool but not damp. Summers are hot and sunny. July and August, the months the French take for vacation, tend to be crowded.
Average monthly high and low temperatures in Bourgogne are: January (1-6?C); February (1-7?C); March (4-12?C); April (6-16?C); May (10-20?C); June (13-23?C); July (15-25?C); August 15-24?C); September (12-21?C); October (8-16?C); November (5-10?C); December (2-7?C)
Sitting just southwest of Paris, Bourgogne is easy to reach. A high-speed train and well-kept highways link Bourgogne to the capital. The nearest major airport is in Lyon, just south of Bourgogne. International flights arrive here regularly; flight time from London is about 90 minutes.
Once in Bourgogne, there's no question that a car is necessary if you want to really discover the region's charms.
If you've had your fill of wining and dining, there are plenty of outdoor pursuits in Bourgogne as well. Fishing, walking or hiking and cycling are all popular options here.
Thanks to the more than 1,000 kilometers of navigable waterways in Bourgogne, canal barge cruises are a popular activity too. Floating along the quiet, narrow canals can be a great way to soak up the scenery of Bourgogne You can rent your own for a leisurely ride through the canals, or take a ride with a captained boat.