Burgundy Vacations: Things to see while on vacation in
Many tourists embark on Burgundy vacations each year because of the renowned vineyards found in Côte-d'Or. The most popular vineyards are the Château du Clos Vougeot and the Château de Pommard; there is also a wine museum in Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, France. The department of Côte-d'Or also holds Burgundy’s capital city, Dijon. The historic city of Dijon is known for its antique houses and narrow streets. Visitors come from all around the world to see the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy and the Cathedral of Saint Bénigne, also situated in Dijon. The Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy was constructed in a neoclassical fashion between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Its western wing consists of the Hôtel de Ville, while the western wing is the Musée des Beaux-Arts. The Cathedral of Saint Bénigne was built around 1300 in a Gothic-style façade. It is located above the grave of St. Benignus, who is understood to have brought Christianity to Burgundy.
The region of Burgundy, France contains a beautiful variety Burgundy vacation rentals where you can stay while enjoying the unique architecture of this region. In the town of Tournus lies the Church of Saint Philibert, erected in the eleventh century. This church is barrel-vaulted, has three aisles, is two-storied and has a groin-vaulted entry. The features of the Church of Saint Philibert were created from a way of constructing architecture was made popular by Benedictine and Cistercian monks. Another example of Burgundy’s unique type of architecture is the Chateau at Ancy-le-Franc, found in Tonnerre. This chateau was designed in 1546 by Sebastiano Serlio, an Italian architect who brought his Italian influence to French construction. Serlio wanted to design his building in a classical influence, so he created simple contours and surfaces. As well as the wine and the architecture, Burgundy is also notorious for its cuisine. Some of Burgundy’s delectable dishes include poussin a la moutarde (chicken with Dijon mustard) and boeuf bourguignon (bacon coated in wine and vegetables). In order to experience all that the region of Burgundy has to offer, sightseers stay in various Burgundy vacation rentals, including holiday cottages, hotels, bed and breakfasts, campsites and farmhouses. Book a Burgundy accommodation with Vacations-abraod.com and you too will be able to experience the thriving area of Burgundy!