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A popular bolthole for many

The region of Burgundy lies in the east of central France, bordering the regions of Ile-de-France, Champagne-Ardenne, Centre Val de Loire, Auvergne, Rhône-Alpes and Franche-Comte. It is a region of legendary vineyards and wines, waterways, green pastures and picturesque villages with a delicious gastronomy and a wealth of heritage and culture, and has consequently been a popular bolthole for ex-pats and discerning French alike for many years.

Affluent with a pleasant climate

Burgundy is quite an affluent region, with an economy long linked to the wine industry and agriculture. Burgundy has a pleasant climate. The summers are not as hot as in the south of the country, yet are generally sunny and warm. Winters can be cold, but generally mild.

The departments of Burgundy

Burgundy has four departments: the Côte d'Or, epicentre of the wine region of Burgundy and home to the great cities of Beaune and Dijon; Nièvre, lesser known but offering stunning, unspoilt countryside; Saône et Loire, where you can discover castles and canals; and the Yonne, with more vineyards and wonderful heritage towns and religious buildings.

The Morvan area of Burgundy

In the middle of all these departments is an area of agricultural land, forests and small hamlets known as the Morvan. Once thought of as a poor part of Burgundy, it has gradually become more popular over the years, with initially Parisiens and then the Dutch seeking weekend homes here. Now other ex-pats are joining in, looking for permanent homes as well a second homes, in peaceful countryside not too far from major towns. The fact that property prices have remained attractive might also have something to do with it, though the area does also have the Morvan Nature Park, as well as a rich cultural heritage to offer.

The wine and vineyards are some of the main attractions

There are many reasons to live in, or to visit, Burgundy. The first that comes to many people's minds is, of course, the wines, many of which are among the finest in the world. The vineyards and wine estates cover much of the countryside, especially in the Côte d'Or, and anyone with at least a passing interest in wine will enjoy taking tours, courses, tastings and visiting the wine caves of this wine oriented region.

Visit Dijon and the heritage towns

Dijon (the capital city of Burgundy) along with other great towns such as Beaune, Cluny and Vézelay offer up a wealth of history and heritage. The architecture ranges from mediaeval to Gothic, and the many excellent museums provide a fascinating insight into the past that has shaped Burgundy and its people.

Explore the canals and waterways

Cruising the canals and waterways of Burgundy is a much loved pastime, and a wonderful way to enjoy the changing countryside as you slip gently by in your boat. The waterways are also fun for kids, with possibilities for canoeing and swimming, or they are simply a beautiful feature of the Burgundian landscape.

Gastronomy of the region

Burgundy is as acclaimed for its gastronomy as it is for its wines. Classic dishes such as Boeuf Bourguignon, snails in garlic butter, French onion soup laced with brandy or the all time British favourite, Coq au Vin are all from the region, and give you a taste of all the delicious dishes to follow as you spend more and more time in the region, discovering the fabulous flavours of Burgundy.

How to get there

There are currently no airports in Burgundy offering direct flights to/from the UK. Dijon airport may have in the future however, so it would be best to check the airport's schedules when you want to fly. Depending on where in Burgundy you want to get to, the closest airports with direct flights are Paris, Lyon and Geneva. You can also travel on the excellent TGV service which brings you to the heart of Burgundy in effortless fashion. Burgundy has a very good, efficient road network too, with both fast toll roads and also free main roads which take a little longer but offer a better chance to enjoy the passing scenery and towns.

Property prices and availability in Burgundy

Burgundy has a wide variety of property from very cheap rural barns upwards. Its sophisticated, elegant towns and cities come at a price, as do substantial country properties in the winelands. However, Burgundy does have affordable properties coming onto the market so it isn't really out of reach for most people. The market in Burgundy remains buoyant, and properties tend to hold their value well.

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Department Guides to Burgundy

CÔTE-D'OR PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

The Côte-d'Or is the premier department for fine wines from the Burgundy region such as Beaune, Nuits Saint Georges and Pouilly Fuisse. The area boasts many attractions to the foreign visitor but is still relatively undiscovered. It is still possible to find attractive properties for renovation at a good price.

NIÈVRE PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Nièvre is a glorious area of pasture, woodland and gracious lakes dotted with historic buildings. The wines of "Pouilly sur Loire" are globally recognised, the most famous being 'Pouilly Fumé'. The "Circuit des Vignobles" offers the chance to sample these delicious wines which are not included in the Burgundy appellation. Nearly 1,000 hectares of the department are planted mainly with the Sauvignon grape known as "blanc fumé" because of the smokey grey tinge of the grapes.

SAÔNE-ET-LOIRE PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

The Saône-et-Loire department contains a diverse landscape of mountain ranges, vineyards and national park protected woodland. Among these you'll find a number of modern towns that have a truly rustic feel to them.

YONNE PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Just outside of the Ile De France region, Yonne is a relaxing alternative to the capital with its serene countryside, sun soaked vineyards and charming old town.

Town Guides to Burgundy

ARNAY-LE-DUC PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

The beautiful mediaeval town of Arnay-le-Duc is found in the little known heart of rural Burgundy, a region which the French claim cannot merely be visited in order to know it, but must be tasted! Once you have tasted Burgundy, with its fine wines and rich wine-based cuisine, you will understand why!

AUTUN PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Autun, in the richly beautiful Burgundy region of central France, is a town whose Gallo Roman roots are very evident even today. There are many fascinating Roman remains to see in the town, including the ruins of a massive theatre which once was the largest Roman theatre in ancient Gaul. Today, Autun is a thriving community which forms a great base for exploring this inexplicably lesser known region, and for enjoying the justly famous fine foods and wines of the region.

AUXERRE PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Auxerre, capital of the Yonne department in eastern central France, is a city full of charm and history. From its setting on the left bank of the River Yonne, to the picturesque old town and the golden clock, Auxerre has something to please and interest everyone.

AVALLON PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Sleepy Avallon, in the famous wine region of Burgundy, is a lovely old walled town that sits atop a hill, gazing down on the Parc Naturel Régional and the River Cousin.

BEAUNE PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

The name of Beaune has been synonymous with the taste and textures of fine wines for centuries, and today, this town in eastern France still holds its own as the principal home of the finest of burgundies. An ancient and extremely appealing town, Beaune suffers a little from the over zealousness of the tourist trade, but is still a place where many love affairs with France begin... and never end.

CHALON SUR SAÔNE PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

The town of Chalon sur Sâone lies in the south-east of the Burgundy region of eastern France. Historic and lively, Chalon is in a superb location for those who love art, history, good food and great wines. Settled in the pretty Burgundy countryside the town offers an excellent standard of living in an unspoiled area.

CHAROLLES PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

The historic town of Charolles is found in the lush, canal crossed countryside of the Saône et Loire department of the Burgundy region of eastern central France. Charolles is the old capital of the Charollais area, a part of Burgundy which is dominated by pastoral landscapes, inland waterways and the iconic cream coloured cattle which have made it famous.

CHÂTEAU CHINON PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Château Chinon is a lovely town that is located among the lush and fertile countryside of western Burgundy, in an area celebrated for its wines, its gastronomy and its sheer quality of life. Situated in the heart of the beautiful Morvan National Park, Château Chinon enjoys a natural tranquillity that can be hard to find in a modern world.

CHÂTILLON-SUR-SEINE PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

The town of Châtillon-sur-Seine, in northern Burgundy, is a thriving town with a fascinating old quarter. In a region famed for its fine foods and wines, the town affords property seekers a great base from which to sample the many delights of Burgundy, whilst maintaining a comfortable modern lifestyle.

CLAMECY PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Clamecy is located in the department of Nièvre, in eastern France, on the banks of the Yonne River, and was once a major centre for the logging industry.

CLUNY PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

The beautiful town of Cluny, which is found in the Saône et Loire department of the Burgundy region of eastern central France, is famous as the birthplace of Saint Benedict. The town developed around the Benedictine Abbey which is now a National Monument of France. Cluny lies on the Grosne River, amid lovely, gentle countryside, and is also noted for its National Stud with wonderful horses and centre of equestrian excellence.

CORBIGNY PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

The town of Corbigny lies in the east of central France, in the Burgundian department of Nièvre. Lying beside the Canal, the landscapes around the town are both peaceful and beautiful, with lush pasture land providing ample grazing for the famous Corbigny cattle.

DECIZE PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Decize is a Burgundy town with a difference. It lies on its own little island, situated between the two arms of the River Loire as it splits in the department of Nièvre. Decize is picturesque and historic, and has a timeless and tranquil air despite being the centre of business for the region.

DIJON PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Dijon, great capital city of the Burgundy region of France, is probably most famous for its mustard, which graces the tables of fine hotels and homes the world over. The city, however, is so much more than just a mustard producer, and deserves a lengthy visit in order to appreciate its lovely Renaissance architecture, vibrant ambience and superb quality of living.

GUEUGNON PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Gueugnon is a large market town that is located in the east of France, in the Saône et Loire department of the Burgundy region. The countryside that forms the backdrop to the town is full of lush green pastures, with beautiful lakes, rivers and woodlands, all within reach of the Swiss border. It is here that the beautiful Charolais cattle are raised, so everywhere you go you will see these lovely creatures grazing.

LA CHARITÉ SUR LOIRE PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

La Charité sur Loire is a lovely town that finds itself in the heart of unspoiled Burgundy, land of wines and rivers, of superb cuisine, rich history and the "good life". Set in a delightful position on the River Loire, just north of the capital of Nevers, this town is supremely located for those wishing to experience the best of Burgundy's sunshine too.

LOUHANS PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

The ancient market town of Louhans is found in the south-east corner of Burgundy, in eastern France. Lying in a picturesque spot on the pretty Seille River, the town is famed particularly for its poultry market, and this is preserved today as a piece of important cultural heritage.

MONTBARD PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Montbard is a small town lying on the edge of the Burgundy canal, in eastern France. The town doesn't get much of a mention in the big guide books, but it is more attractive than you might expect, with a lovely old centre, some interesting galleries and museums, and the pretty canal on the outskirts of town.

MOUX EN MORVAN PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Moux en Morvan is a delightful village that is located in the Nièvre department of Burgundy, in the east of central France. Pretty and peaceful, yet with good amenities, Moux en Morvan is perfect for anyone who would appreciate the benefits of such a quality of life.

NEVERS PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

The city of Nevers is the préfecture, or capital city of the Nièvre department of Burgundy, in eastern France. Situated on the right bank of the great River Loire, at the junction with the River Nièvre, the city is both elegant and historically important.

NUITS SAINT GEORGES PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Nuits Saint Georges is not only an attractive and historic town that is situated in eastern France, it is also one of the most famous names in wine. Surrounded by some of the most revered vineyards in the world, Nuits Saint Georges is an interesting town with many historic and intriguing features.

POUILLY EN AUXOIS PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Pouilly en Auxois is a very pretty town situated in eastern central France, in the Burgundy region of fine foods and wines. Lying close to the lovely Burgundy Canal, the town is a popular stop over for boating tourists, and it offers excellent facilities.

POUILLY SUR LOIRE PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Pouilly sur Loire is world famous for its finest of fine wines, with Pouilly Fumé and Blanc Fumé being household names and appearing on all the best wine lists. The town that gives its name to these wines is found in the Nièvre department of Burgundy, in eastern France, and is a very attractive town that lies, as you would expect, amongst the beautiful vineyards that have made its fortune.

PRÉCY SOUS THIL PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Précy sous Thil is a charming small village that is found in the picturesque countryside of the Côte-d'Or department of the wine region of Burgundy. Its setting, on the banks of a river and below the ancient hill of Thil that gives the village its name, is pastoral and delightfully tranquil.

SAINT FARGEAU PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Saint Fargeau lies in the Yonne department, and is more reasonably priced in general than the better known Côte d'Or department to the south. There are many quality properties on the market near Saint Fargeau, and prices are likely to rise in the region as it becomes more sought after by foreign buyers who have been forced to look outside the very expensive central Burgundy region.

SAINT PIERRE DE VARENNES PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

The little village of Saint Pierre de Varennes is found in the wonderful Burgundy region of eastern France. Rural and traditional in looks and lifestyle, the village is perfect for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the UK or in modern towns and cities, and yet not be buried so deep in the countryside that they have no access to culture and the good things in life.

SAULIEU PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

The town of Saulieu, which lies in the heart of the gastronomic heaven that is the Côte-d'Or, in the Burgundy region of eastern France, is a lovely and historic town with a reputation for the very finest food. There is more than just the glory of food and drink in Saulieu, however, as the town lies in a wonderful region which has a great and noble history still evident today.

SEMUR-EN-AUXOIS PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Semur-en-Auxois, in northern Burgundy, is a truly beautiful little town. It sits atop a hill, in the time-honoured fashion for fortress towns, and its pretty, light coloured houses cascade in a maze of cobbled streets down the hillside towards the river below.

TONNERRE PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

The town of Tonnerre lies in the Burgundy region of eastern France. It is situated on the Burgundy Canal, and is a particularly interesting town that has a mysterious water source.

TOURNUS PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Tournus is a gorgeous town that has an idyllic location on the River Saône in the Burgundy region of eastern France. Replete with things to see and do, Tournus epitomises the elegance and charm of this region, and offers a lifestyle that would fulfil anybody's dreams of spending time in La Belle France.

VERMENTON PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Vermenton is a town that is found in the Yonne department of the wine region of Burgundy, in the east of France. The town is set in lovely countryside, and this is evidenced by its name, as the name Vermenton means "country of the beautiful hills". Surrounded by the famous vineyards of the Burgundy winelands, Vermenton is a small but thriving town which provides good shops and amenities. It lies beside the Canal Nivernais, and has a lively little canal port.

VÉZELAY PROPERTY GUIDE MAP

Vézelay, in the Yonne department of Burgundy, is reputed to be one of France's most beautiful villages. Lying on top of a hill overlooking the great vineyards of eastern France, Vézelay is also right at the top of everyone's must visit list when in this part of the world.

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