We are lovers of fabulous food and fine wine and so one of Well Arranged Travel’s favorite region is Burgundy where we conduct several custom private tours. Burgundy is the Napa Valley of France. Let us show you the region and indulge in a couple of wine tasting tours. Burgundy is known for both its reds and whites, especially Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as well as wines made from lesser-known varieties like Gamay and Aligote. Beaune is the capital of Burgundy’s wine region, and a beautiful city to explore. From here you can explore the Côte de Beaune and its charming villages and vineyards, best known for its white wines like Meursault and other famous Grand Crus: Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, Clos de Vougeot and Gevrey-Chambertin.
The Côte-d’Or, or Gold Coast, is also a classic destination for wine aficionados, where you can spend your day leisurely hopping from winery to winery, tasting the best the area’s vineyards have to offer. Some Burgundies fetch the highest price of any wine in the world. (As food and wine go literally hand in hand, it’s not surprising that Burgundy is also known for its cuisine, including such classic dishes as coq au vin and beef bourguignon.)
Burgundy also claims the lovely Lyon, France’s second largest city, amongst its top destinations. This city boasts endless historical sites, including the 2,000-year-old Roman ruins atop the Fourvière hill, and is well known for its fine silk, which you can still see being made in ateliers. At night, some 300 historic buildings throughout Lyon are beautifully lit up, making the city all the more magical to explore at night.
Dijon is, yes, the birthplace of that yummy spicy mustard – but offers a whole lot more from its well-preserved medieval center to its wealth of museums and festivals, particularly L’Été Musical (Musical Summer), a classical music festival held every June.