Burgundy

 

   large and rich territory under the name of Burgundy, which used to be surrounded by the Holy Roman Germanic Empire, the Swiss Cantons, the duchy of Savoy, and the kingdom of France….




The Duchy of Burgundy in the 15th century

  f the Ducal Order of the Cross of Burgundy has chosen, in the footsteps of Duke Philip the Good, to settle its head place in “the good city of Dijon” following the words used to establish the head place of the Golden Fleece, it is Burgundy throughout that it considers worth of interest and action.






Today’s views of Dijon seen from tower Philippe the Good

  Dijon comes first and foremost for true, yet our audienceries and excursions cover a much wider geographical area. We invite all our members to discover or rediscover all the sides of the wealth of Burgundy, especially historical Burgundy.

  e refer to Dijon, the capital city, but also Beaune, Chalon sur Saône, Autun, Tonnerre, Auxerre, as well as Bibracte, just to mention a few examples. Burgundy also means rural landscapes, whether forests or areas dedicated for instance to cattle raising, grain crops, vegetable crops, each area having its specific charm, which can be discovered during our excursions organized on specific themes that are commented throughout the trips.


A medieval castle in Burgundy



View of a rural landscape in Burgundy

  n the first place, our interest goes to wines of course, yet do not forget crème de cassis, mustard, gingerbread, snails, 'œufs en meurette' (eggs in an old wine sauce) as well as the famous charollais beef and the cheese made by the monks of Citeaux.

  e also take interest in sciences and techniques, and whether it is the medieval construction site of Guedelon in the Yonne or the photography museum in Chalon sur Saône, we are always happy to organize excursions and visits there in order to stress the historical and cultural wealth of our region.

 


The famous Jacquemart at the top of Notre Dame Church in Dijon, brought from Courtrai in 1382 by Duke Philip the Bold.

    10/12