French Bourgogne is situates on the border between northern and southern Europe. A considerable part of its territory is occupied by pristine lakes and rich vineyards; many world famous wines were named in honor of local towns. Vacationers are attracted by picturesque villages and magnificent castles, elegant churches and unique natural attractions. Gourmets are delighted with local culinary traditions; chefs prepare delicious meals even in provincial towns.
Sens is famous for its picturesque natural places; you can take a tour around its beautiful lakes or go fishing in the most remote places in the area. The suburban area of Charolais is rich in meadows and pastures; the largest national park is located in Nevers. Besides exciting excursions, Morven Park offers horseback riding, as there is a riding school in the reserve.
Among architectural attractions of the region, Notre Dame Cathedral located in Auxonne, the church de Brou, Fontenay Abbey and buildings of Bresse are the most visited. In the suburban area of Macon there is the famous Cluny Abbey founded in the early 10th century. Every year, the shrine is visited by over 60,000 pilgrims from all over the world. Saone-et-Loire has another prominent historical monument, Cochet Castle, which was completed in the 11th century. The fortress occupies a vast territory; the must-have excursion includes a visit to the prison tower and dungeons.