Our favourite wine region of France, Burgundy has many pretty little villages as well as the beautiful city's of Beaune & Dijon. Before we visited, we were under the common misconception that Burgundy was effectively a red wine region. However, we soon discovered that it's Chardonnay's are as well regarded as it's Pinot Noir all around the world.
In addition to the wine, there were also a number of other pleasant surprises, that we thought we would briefly share.
Firstly, the food. There are a number of beautiful places to eat in the Region, but as this is not our focus here, we will just mention a couple. We had lovely meals at the little restaurant in the town of Corpeau, L'Auberge du Vieux Vigneron; typically traditional French in everyway and such good value. It was recommended by our host and was so good we went twice. For something a little more extravagant, we also experienced our one and only 3 Michelin starred restaurant located in Chagney, Maison Lameloise. It was an amazing experience and everything you would hope it to be. In Dijon, we highly recommend the market in the hall designed by Gustave Eiffel (of the Paris tower fame!). It was (and still is) the best market we have been to anywhere. Not open everyday, so check local websites.
Secondly (and quite necessary after all of the eating and drinking!) another great discovery were the numerous self-guided walks through the amazing vineyards. The paths are surprisingly well marked and there are a number of walks with varying distances and degrees of difficulty.
Anyway, back to the Cellar Doors........