LignyHolidays in Burgundy

Burgundy is an ideal region for exploration, with a wealth of famous towns and villages that are all easily accessible by bike or on foot. From the fertile basin around Auxerre, in the North West, to the limestone escarpment of the Cote d'Or where many of the world's most expensive wines are produced, it is a region synonymous with gastronomy and good living.

With many areas established since Roman times, the region reached its peak as a powerful and independent sovereign state in the late Middle Ages. Governed by the immensely wealthy Valois Dukes from the fabulous Ducal Palace in Dijon, the Duchy attracted some of Europe's finest painters, sculptors and architects. The capital became one of the great centres of European art, science and learning and the buildings ranked amongst the most beautiful of their day.

This region actually has more chateaux than any other in France but in addition to splendid chateaux, palaces and courts, you'll also find fine traditional and fortified villages, timbered houses, prestigious vineyards (some of the world's best), stunning countryside and picturesque waterways. Of particular note are the Morvan National Park, UNESCO listed Mary Magdelene Basilica in Vezelay, the immaculately preserved C15 Hotel-Dieu in the walled old-town of Beaune, and the masterpiece of pre-Industrial Revolution engineering that is the Canal de Bourgogne.

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Chablis Vineyards Walk

From $1640 per person

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This relaxed walk follows in part the route St James took en route to Compostela, and covers a gently rolling landscape of forests, farmlands, river valleys and fields full of poppies. Highlights include ancient Auxerre, mediaeval UNESCO-listed Vezelay and Chablis, renowned for its famous wines!

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  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Chablis Vineyards Cycling

From $1410 per person

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Gentle, relaxing 6-night cycling holiday through traditional french villages and the vineyards of Burgundy. Lots of wine tasting opportunities of world-famous wines along your route!

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  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals included
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  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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Classic Burgundy Cycling

From $1845 per person

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This 8-night cycling holiday really gets under the skin of Burgundy: its people, its villages, its waterways and, of course, its world-famous wines. The days have been specially designed to allow for lazy riverside lunches, gastronomic pit-stops and plenty of wine tastings!

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  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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Gastronomic Burgundy Walking

Wine Village

From $1920 per person

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Gastronomic meals and historic hotels, sleepy wine villages and traditional mediaeval towns, ancient woodland and some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards. These are some of the highlights of this 6 night walk around the beautiful Cote D'Or along quiet lanes, vineyard tracks and shady woodland paths.

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  • Continental breakfast and 6 gastronomic evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling

Chateau de pommard

From $2120 per person

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Gastronomic meals and world famous wines, mediaeval towns and traditional villages, historic hotels and chateaux, and the picturesque Canal de Bourgogne. These are some of the highlights of this 6 night cycle around the beautiful Cote D'Or along quiet lanes, vineyard tracks and tranquil waterside paths.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and gastronomic evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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