Limburg hospitality in a burgundian ambience

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Demigny located on the edge of the Côte d'Or and has about 1800 inhabitants. The city is part of the district Chalon-sur-Saône. If there is one area in France the term ‘art de vivre’ is applicable then it is Burgundy. Rich in culture, history, gastronomy, world famous wines and all interspersed with beautiful scenery makes your vacation in this area a special experience.

Excellent base
Demigny is an excellent base for this, a stone's throw from one of the world's biggest wine region. Nearby famous wine villages such as Montrachet, Meursault, Pommard and Santenay.

Nature around the corner
The Morvan is a large park that is characterised by a hilly landscape, springs and streams, forests, hedges and meadows with great views and of course the famous Charolais cows. The best way to discover the Morvan is through the numerous paths. Marked trails built for tours from half a day up to a complete crossing of the massif. The top of the Haut Folin, with 900 meters the highest mountain in Burgundy, where you can endlessly walk or cross the ‘Gorge de la Canche’.

Thus Demigny offers a range of options for fun and exciting trips. The wide area lends itself perfectly for hiking, water sports, golf, climbing and cycling. Cycle beautiful, historic towns and picturesque little places where you can enjoy French cuisine, not to mention the famous Burgundy wines.

Voies Vertes and other routes
One of the best ways to explore the region is by bike. The Voies Vertes, the green route, is a major tourist attraction to be! You ride in the countryside on towpaths along the Canal du Centre, very well marked with signs. These routes are only accessible to cyclists, skaters and wheelchair holders. You can cycle to Chagny Chalon-sur-Saône and even further to Mâcon. The Voies Vertes, grows each year and will get to 800 km.

The other route is the Voie des Vignes, a scenic route of 22 km between the vineyards of Beaune to Santenay. You cycle through places such as Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Montrachet and finally Santenay. On the way you can take a break at a restaurant or a cafe.

More about the Voies Vertes and other routes can be found here. You can download a handy brochure (PDF) here.
Say wine... say Burgundy. Just a few figures. In Burgundy, there are some 5,000 wineries with more than 100 appellations. The total area is 25,000 hectares of vineyards in Burgundy. The Burgundian vines growing on a land with an ancient geological structure (60 million years old rocklayers). This land is so complex that even wines in adjacent vineyards taste different. Burgundy distinguishes two types of grapes: Pinot Noir for the red wines and Chardonnay for white wines. The Burgundy wines are known and loved throughout the world.

Take a wine route
An absolute experience is driving a wine route. See the sign ‘çave ouverte’ at the entrance of a winery... just step in. Your host welcomes your arrival.

And with good food and wine hear you're finally in the Burgundy region where gastronomy is very important. The chefs spoil you with their carefully chosen dishes and there is something for everyone, often with a good price / quality ratio!

Typical regional dishes
Burgundy's gastronomic reputation is based on lively traditions and products of excellent quality. But also and especially the reputation of many chefs and restaurateurs listed in the famous restaurant guides.

One of the typical dishes is boeuf bourguignon: beef slowly braised in wine. Escargots (snails), ham with parsley and coq au vin (chicken with wine) are other specialties of the region. Local goat cheeses: Epoisses and Citeaux. Mustard, Bresse chicken and gingerbread are world famous.

More about the gastronomy in Burgundy can be found here.
The beating heart of the area is beautiful, monumental Beaune with its famous wineries and great restaurants. It is just 10 km away from Demigny. Beaune is the wine capital of Burgundy. Beaune is also an art city, the main attraction is the famous Hôtel-Dieu, Hospice de Beaune and the church of Notre-Dame.

World Heritage
Burgundy has attractions that are registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The Abbey of Fontenay, a great abbey of exceptional architectural quality. The ‘eternal hills’ of Vezelay, the gathering and departure site of the Crusaders on their way to Santiago de Compostela. The Priory Church of La Charité-sur-Loire, a stage on the way of STt James.

Burgundy is well known over the world and has a astonishing history. Many rich heritage treasures invite you to visit them.

Gallic fortresses and Romanesque bell towers, the wealth of the beautiful art cities and castles... Between the memory of the industrial world and creations of the future... You are all welcome.

Castles in Burgundy
A paradise for lovers of historical heritage. Burgundy has more castles than any other region in France. It totals nearly 100 castles, medieval fortresses and castles in every architectural style are scattered across the landscape of Vezelay to Cluny. It is impossible to discover an area the size of Burgundy in one holiday. But even a short visit clearly shows the wealth of heritage in the region and shows the important role that history has played in Burgundy.

Scattered across the region are impressive castles, many of which are open to visitors. Many castles are strongholds, this because the priority was defence. Others are from the Renaissance period in which style was more important.

More about the castles and tourist routes can be found here.

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