There’s more to France than Paris and the Eiffel Tower. France is known for its old-world wines, cheese and cuisine. Aside from that, the perfect pair for our favorite sausages comes from this country too, the Dijon mustard. A visit to the Burgundy region of France would give a traveler the perfect experience to savor the exquisite delicacies that is delectably French. Only an hour and a half train-ride from the city of Paris, Burgundy has much to offer.
The Burgundy region in the Eastern part of France is one of the major wine-producing areas in the country. Most likely, our favorite red and white wines come from this region like the Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc or the Chardonnay. Burgundy boasts of award-winning wines that have led to high demand and higher prices. The French’s most popular contribution to our pursuit to the enjoyment of good food is the coq a vin or chicken in red wine and beef bourguignon. Although many regions in France have their version of these dishes, the wine typically used is Burgundy. Another specialty is the Epoisses de Bourgogne, most commonly known as Epoisses, an unpasteurized cheese from cow’s milk. Famous fans of this soft cheese include Napoleon Bonaparte and world-famous epicure, Brillat-Savarin who even called this cheese the king of cheeses. Another delicacy from Burgundy is the Dijon mustard. The traditional recipe consists of wine, salt, spices and locally grown mustard seeds in the city of Dijon, in the Burgundy region. If it is not made in Dijon, it is simply a Dijon-style mustard.
A wine and gastronomy tour of Burgundy will surely satisfy not only a tourist’s palate but the eyes as well. A visit to vast vineyards with beautiful chateaus and wine cellars is a must. Burgundy is also home to several medieval European structures like the Las Hospices de Beaune. After it has served as a hospital until the 20th century, it has been turned into an art museum that showcases art produced during the Middle Ages. There are many more attractions and activities that would surely make a visit to the Burgundy region more fun and