Right in the heart of rural France you will find not just some of its most prettiest towns, but also some of its most dramatic landscapes. That’s because while the countryside is dotted with gorgeous villages, wonderful wine towns and Roman remains, it is also split by the spectacular gorges and garrigues of the Ardèche and the Auvergne. So whether you wish to simply relax and stroll through handsome streets or explore the impressive geography of the region, you will find much to enjoy here.
Camping Holidays in Burgundy
With its rich heritage, fantastic countryside great food and even better wine, why look to stay anywhere else in France. Have a look at what camping in Burgundy has to offer by clocking on any of the images below:
Small pretty campsite set in historic grounds, Chateau De L’Eperviere is one of the best campsites in Burgundy and is a real food and wine lovers paradise, the onsite animation team even organise tasting events which is great for letting the kids experience what this part of France is all about.
- Camping Le Grappe Dor
- Camping Aus Bois Jolie
- Camping Del La Boutiere
- Le Foret Du Morvan
Getting to Burgundy
Getting to Burgundy has never been easier. France has a really good motorway network that puts many of it’s towns and cities within easy reach. Travelling from Calais to Dijons is approximately 350 miles. A days wasy driving once you get off you ferry or channel tunnel train. You can also take the train from Paris, a journey of 1 hour and 40 minutes by TGV and of course you can hook up with Eurostar from, London to really speed the journey along. Eastern Airlines serves Dijon from its Southampton hub and there are flights into Southampton from Liverpool, Leeds and Aberdeen meaning the flights to Dijon are actually well within reach.
Family Holidays in Burgundy
Burgundy is also known as Bourgogne and is found south east of Paris covering the region of Sens and Auxerre in the north to Macon, just north of Lyon in the south. The region is popular with visitors because of the pretty countryside which includes the Morvan Regional Park. There are many historical towns, all with their own story to tell, countless local markets to visit and of course Burgundy wine which is probably one of the best known wine brands in the world and includes such wines as Chablis, Beaune and Nuits-Saint-Georges.
The Burgundy region was independent of France for several centuries until 1477 and the region sided with the English against the French during the Hundred Years War. During that period it was a very rich state, and continues to be one of the more wealthy regions of France to this day. The legacies of that period still provide many of the major attractions in Burgundy.
There’s probably a greater choice of campsites in Burgundy than any other part of France. The region is a big favourite for families who want to camp in France because it is easy to get here, the facitlies are of a high standard and there is so much to do in the area. Whether you are looking for a quiet peaceful camping holiday or a more lively family holiday Burgundy is perfect. It’s also a convenient place to stop off on your journey further south.
You’ll find campsites ranging from the top of the range 4-star sites to more basic sites, run municipally without classification. The countryside means that campsites are always located in stunning surroundings, by the sides of lakes, surrounded by vineyards or in the grounds of a chateau. Your stay will be set in lovely scenery and you will be blessed with the warm sunny weather they experience in this part of the world.
Things to do in Burgundy
Wine Tasting – Cellier de la Vieille Grange
If it’s Burgundy you really do need to plan to take in a wine tasting tour. They are run in many different parts of the area so you need to track down ones run locally to where you are staying. Cellier de la Vieille Grange in Beaune is a particularly good one. Locals come here to buy their wine – always a good sign. It’s a real Bring A Bottle Affair as if you want to buy you fill your own containers.
Dijon is one of the historic towns in this part of France and a day spent visiting here will be well spent. There are some stunning historic buildings to see. Particularly worth tracking down are the 11th century Church of St Etienne, the Musée des Beaux Arts and the stunning 13th century gothic Notre Dame Cathedral. It’s also worth remembering that Dijon, the mustard capital of the world, is home to the Musee de la Moutarde, also known as Musee Amora. Tours of the museum are offered in English.
Touro Parc en Beaujolais
The Parc has more than 800 animals from 120 species in its zoo park area including stunning white tigers and wolves. The park also has a theme park and water park to keep everyone amused all day long. to keep every family amused all day long. There is also a museum consisting of 30 shops and workshops from last century displaying how life was lived in this part of France.
Written by Dave Jonhson of Family Camping Reviews
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