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.
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.