Burgundy is one of France's main wine
producing areas, well known for both its red and white wines,
mostly made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, although other
grape varieties can be found including Gamay, Aligote, Pinot
Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. The region is divided into the Côte-d'Or,
where the most expensive and prized Burgundies are found, and
Beaujolais, Chablis, the Côte Chalonnaise and Mâcon.
Burgundy is a prosperous region and was a centre of medieval
religious faith, producing unique Romanesque masterpieces at
Vezelay, Fontenay and Cluny. The city of Dijon is filled with
great palaces and is a must for lovers of art, architecture and
food. Famous Burgundian dishes include coq au vin and beef bourguignon.