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Colors of Burgundy - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Dijon cathedral The cultural calendar of Bourgogne is full of various holidays. We can say without a doubt that there celebration on every event. Many amazing festivals are devoted to grapes; one of them called Fleurs de vigne takes place in Auxerre in May. As you may guess, the event would be incomplete without tasting of local wines accompanied by live music and entertainment events.
The culinary heritage of Bourgogne will impress even the most discerning gourmets and connoisseurs of French cuisine. In addition to unique wine treasures, national cuisine features an … Open
Gourmets would enjoy visit to Soulier that has remained a permanent venue of the gastronomic festival Saulieu en Cote-d'Or. Most of the activities take place in Journees gourmandes, where the best local producers represent their goods. The main condition for participation in the festival is the high quality of products. Festival participants will have an opportunity to taste great dairy products, meats and, of course, real Burgundy wines.
Travelers that are fond of noisy social events would find interesting to visit the town of Chalon-sur-Saone. The colorful festival of street culture, Chalon dans la Rue, is held there in the second half of July. In the last few years it has gained status of a major international event. The festival is attended by street performers and artists, musicians and acrobats. You could watch spectacular performances right on city streets. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
There are many projects of global significance among cultural and historical attractions of Bourgogne. The Basilica of St Magdalene is situated in Vezelay; it is the unique religious … Open
In November, Bourgogne is visited by a huge number of music lovers; they are attracted by Nevers D'Jazz Festival. It features open-air concerts making the event even more soulful and romantic. World Sacred Music Festival is another unusual musical event. The permanent venue for the festival is Dijon; this unusual event may seem boring only at first glance.
The charming historic town of Beaune is the venue of International d'Opera Baroque Festival. This holiday is memorable due to its unique historic atmosphere; all concerts are held in the courtyard of the old hospital. This is just a small part of those amazing holidays, in which guests of Bourgogne can take part.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Burgundy
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Saint-Lazare, Autun, 13.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Saint-Andoche, Saulieu, 27.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de Beaune, Beaune, 34.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Saint-Vincent, Chalon-sur-Saône, 46.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Sainte-Bénigne, Dijon, 57.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Abbaye de Fontenay, Montbard, 65.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Vézelay, 66.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Burgundy
♥   Castle 'Château de Champsigny' Saône-et-Loire, 3.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Igornay' Saône-et-Loire, 7.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Épinac' Saône-et-Loire, 13.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Brandon' Saône-et-Loire, 23.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de La Rochepot' Côte-d’Or, 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Couches' Saône-et-Loire, 26.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Mont-Saint-Jean' Côte-d’Or, 26.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Burgundy and around

Chateau de Chateauneuf

From the series “The greatest France castles ”
The ancient Château de Châteauneuf is located in the commune of the same name in France. It was built in the 12th century. The first major reconstruction of the fortress took place in the 15th century. It has remained almost unchanged since then. The historical monument is located in the valley of the Burgundy Canal in an incredibly beautiful area. A rocky outcrop was chosen as the site of the castle. Its height is 475 meters. Château de Châteauneuf is almost a thousand years old. But it never ceases to amaze with its unapproachable appearance and impressive scale. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Burgundy

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Burgundy. Learn the best periods to visit Burgundy to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Burgundy.
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