Regional informations

Burgundy is well served by the A6 motorway from Paris to Lyon and Marseille, which is joined by the A31 from Nancy and Dijon and the A36 from Besancon. The TGV links Dijon and Macon with Paris, Geneva and Marseille. With competition between rival airlines Easyjet, Jet2 and Ryanair flights to Lyon, Geneva and St Etienne are very competitive.

Burgundy sees much fine cold weather in the winters, pleasant summer temperatures with spring and summer showers helping to fatten up the grapes. The Saone et Loire department stretches south and experiences a milder climate. Maybe that is why it is increasingly popular with second home buyers and permanent movers to France.

Saone et Loire is the southern most department of Burgundy, a largely rural area close to the centre of France and a fine tourist centre. It is France in miniature, with its rich diversity of landscape, plentiful waterways rolling country and internationally known centres such as : CLUNY, TAIZE, PARAY-LE-MONIAL, TOURNUS, MACON, AUTUN.

Southern Burgundy has a diversity of landscapes. Here you are able to enjoy 18-hole golf courses, a wide array of hiking and riding opportunities on numerous marked tails including the ‘voie verte’ path, 300km of rivers and canals and fishing on some 4,000 km of rivers and streams along with more than 1,200 hectares of lakes and ponds stocked with pike, trout, perch etc.

If architecture is more your thing, the ducal cities of Dijon and Beaune, the glories of the many chateaux (the Saone et Loire boasts more than 189 chateaux with 30 open to the public), the architecture of the Romanesque churches and the sense of history are part of the tapestry that make up this region.

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