Tourism and Burgundy stone
The region of Burgundy is particularly well endowed with history and tradition . Like many other regions of France, it has its own distinctive identity and yet has always remained open to practices and cultures from the outside. There are many sites - some typically Burgundian, others manifestly of foreign influence, that bear witness to a remarkable architectural patrimony. Today Burgundy maintains this ambivalent mix of proud regionalism and sincere openness toward artistic, architectural and other trends from the world beyond.
If you are planning a visit to Burgundy in order to select the right stones for a project from show rooms and processing factories, remember there are some excellent wine cellars to visit as well. Several websites will help you prepare your trip (simply click on each): Bourgogne Tourisme, Côte-d'Or Tourisme, Yonne Tourisme, Nièvre Tourisme, Saône-et-Loire Tourisme. These sites correspond to the 5 basins containing the Burgundy stone quarries.
We recommend the website www.burgundyeye.com for an excellent overview of "musts", and attractive places to stay, to wine and dine or to discover.
Côte d'Or - department 21:
- Aignay le Duc
- Château of Gevrey and the village Gevrey Chambertin
- Château du Clos Vougeot and village Vougeot
- Saint Romain
- Beaune, old city and ramparts
- Nuit Saint Georges, centre city
- Chassagne Montrachet
- Montagny lès Beaune
- Fixey, church and village
- Grancey le Château
- Flavigny sur Ozerain Label "Most beautiful villages of France"
- Chateauneuf-en-Auxois Label "Most beautiful villages of France"
- Abbaye de Fontenay UNESCO World Heritage site
- Chatillon sur Seine
- Semur, entranceway to the medieval city
Saône et Loire - department 71 :
Semur en Brionnais Label "Most beautiful villages of France"
La Charité sur Loire UNESCO World Heritage site
Priory of St Benedict and municipal museum of La Charité sur Loire
Blanot (special mention Burgundy roofing stone)
Mont St Vincent
Yonne - department 89 :
Auxerre, Art and History Museum, Courthous, Post office, St Gervais train station
Vezelay UNESCO World Heritage site
Noyers Label "Most beautiful villages of France"
Montreal and the Chateau of Thizy
Ancy le Franc
Cry sur Armençon
Nièvre - department 58 :
Nevers, the ramparts, Croux archway, Ducal palace, archway of Paris
To prepare your trip or to discover other sites in the region of Burgundy, we recommend consulting 2 websites :