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The Burgundy team covers all the four departments of this vast peninsula and we are contantly adding new properties to our portfolio.
This region is a favourite with Parisiens being close enough for an enjoyable weekend. Burgundy’s association with beautiful wines and haute cuisine is world renown, so it is no wonder that houses up for sale are less easy to find. Burgundy consists of 4 departments; Yonne, Côte-d’Or, Nievre and Saone-et-Liore, each synonymous with such regional specialities as ’Boeuf Bourguignon’ Bleu de Bresse cheeses and of course a beautiful glass of chilled Chablis wine. This famous wine region has 96 AOC category wines, 33 of which are classified as highly prized, ‘Grands Crus’. Premium prices are achieved in the Côte d’Or around Dijon and Beaune.
This region has a fascinating history dating back to Roman times, it’s monastic history gave the area some magnificent buildings including the Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay built in 1119, numerous Romanesque churches and even the Château du Close de Vougeort nestling in the vineyards, originated from that monastic period.
Easily accessible; one can fly into Dijon airport from the UK, take any one of three Autoroutes through the region, or travel in comfort down to Dijon on the Eurostar train. Temperatures in Burgundy vary, but generally warm from April through to October with a low humidity. Autumn is often characterised by warm sunny days, sunshine totals higher the further south you go.
This seems a strange claim indeed from the Burgundy tourist office (you would think they would be doing themselves out of a job) but let me explain. They argue that people come to Burgundy because they are already in love with the region. They have dedicated routes to follow so no matter if you are interested in wine, history, religion or fairytale chateaux there’s an itinerary for you.
Burgundy is the cradle of both the Cistercian and Cluniac orders and the UNESCO world heritage site between Clamecy and Avallon is a must see visit – try and get there when the magnificent basilica echos to the sound of Gregorian chanting. There are a plethora of churches to visit but do make sure that both the Abbey of Cluny and the church of St Pierre de Louhans in Bresse are on your list.
Don’t forget to also take in some Renaissance chateaux and medieval castles while you are here too. The town hall in Dijon is actually an an old palace while the medieval castle in Chateauneuf en Auxois stands majestically on a rocky spur. At Guedelon there are fifty workmen painstakingly renovating the castle using only medieval materials and techniques…it may take them some time!
If you find yourself in southern Burgundy then the chateaux tourist route is well worth taking as you set off on a journey through the middle ages to the renaissance.
Finally, why not take to the water and have a trip along the Canal du Nivernais and enjoy floating underneath some wonderful bridges and the incredible vaulted tunnels that let your canal boat fit snuggly through. Some of the sixteen locks are spectacularly pretty and it will be a trip to remember for sure.
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Buying a house in Burgundy could prove the most enjoyable investment you ever make – but a different language, laws and buying process can be quite daunting. We have been helping clients through this process for two decades now and have an unrivalled reputation for friendliness and quality of service.
All of our agents are bilingual and live in one of the five beautiful departments within the region. They will help you find the most suitable property and will even help sort out your broadband and all utilities.
On top of this our central sales support team will guide you through all the documentation and legal process.
Many of our agents contribute to a blog about their areas. These blogs are a great place to find out what life in France is really like.