Burgundy is one of the most fascinating of the 22 regions in France, often labeled as the Land of

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Burgundy is one of the most fascinating of the 22 regions in France, often labeled as the Land of fine art and living, Day to day life is to be enjoyed...but at a snail's pace.The secret is good food and wine with a dash of glorious landscape.One of the highlights of the region is cruising on the canal with a barge trip or self-drive boating holiday. The physical boundaries of La Bourgogne begin to the south east of Paris and to the north of Lyon. It is divided into four departments, the Yonne, the Côte d'Or, the Saône et Loire and the Nievre, each department is unique in tradition, landscape and history. One of the most important changes for Burgundy was the construction of the Burgundy Canal (Le Canal de Bourgogne). It dramtically…show more content…
The Catholic church was a driving force of inspiration and energy, the construction of the basilica Vezelay near Avallon, which was founded in 868 AD. The building of the abbeys of Cluny, Citeaux, La Bussiere built by the Cistercian and Benedictine orders. There are examples of many of the epochs such as Roman, Gothic and Renaissance such as the castles of Ancey le Franc and Tanlay, or the fortified chateau of Chateauneuf en Auxois. Burgundy tiled roof.The traditional coloured tiles used on the roofs can be seen in many places. This was not only reserved for the prestigious. The influence came from eastern Europe, but has remained in Burgundy. Even is small villages you can see examples of coloured roofs, which is both appealing and relaxing to the eye. As the area is a historical crossroads form the north of Europe to Italy and the Mediterranean coasts, the region has inherited influences from many other cultures and regions. The ancient trade routes along the Rhone and Saone river valleys have been travelled upon throughout the centuries, bringing spices and ingredients which are used in the local cuisine. The traditional cuisine is rich and tasty, which can be enjoyed at a very affordable price in many of the small traditional restaurants in villages and towns; whilst the gastronomic restaurants with the highest standards and star ratings can be found in all the corners of Burgundy. Wines which

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