Famous for producing the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, Burgundy is home to some of the world’s most celebrated (and most expensive) wines such as Romanée-Conti, Richebourg, Meursault and Pommard.
It also produces Bresse chickens, Dijon mustard and cassis (for Kir Royal) – it is clear that good food and fine wine are essential to Burgundian culture.
Why not treat your palate to a taste tour along the “Champs-Elysées” of Burgundy, from Dijon to Santenay, to sample the region’s grand cru wines?
Be sure also to try Burgundy’s snails. These escargots are stuffed with garlic, parsley and butter and in contrast to those served elsewhere, they are wild.
Top off your day by exploring some of the many regional cultural attractions, such as the Abbaye de Fontenay or the Museum of Fine Arts in Dijon.
September 1 - 10: Deauville American Film Festival, Calvados
September 2: Les Nuits de Sologne in Nouan-Le-Fuzelier, Loir-et-Cher. Giant firework and light show, accompanied by music, retelling The Jungle Book
September 2-3: Braderie de Lille. Europe’s biggest flea market
September 2-3: Vignes, Vins et Randos in and around the Loire Valley
September 9: Médoc Marathon in Bordeaux. Unique running race with 23 wine-tasting stops and runners dressed up in fancy dress
September 16-24: World Puppet Theatre Festival in Charleville-Mézières, Ardennes featuring workshops and puppet theatre shows
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