An exceptional natural, cultural and architectural heritage
- 3,514protected buildings
- 208listed sites
- 3regional nature parks
- 1,330km of canals
- 5spa resorts
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is the region of France with the most sites listed as UNESCO world heritage
- Cistercian abbey of Fontenay
- Vézelay basilica and hill
- Besançon citadel (Vauban’s Fortifications)
- Ronchamp chapel (Le Corbusier)
- “Climats” of the Burgundy vineyard
- From the great salt works at Salins-les-Bains to the royal salt works of Arc-et-Senans
- La Charité-sur-Loire priory (Santiago pilgrimage routes in France)
- Chalain and Clairvaux lakes (Prehistoric stilt-house sites)
Gastronomy that is enjoyed and rewarded
The diversity and quality of products associated with producers’ know-how make the region one of the best-loved tables in the world.
- 39 restaurants with Guide Michelin stars
- 168 protected denominations of origin (AOC/IGP)
- The international gastronomy and wine centre in Dijon
- Three “Cités des vins” in Beaune, Mâcon and Chablis
- 5 “outstanding taste” sites
The international gastronomy and wine centre, in Dijon city centre, is a cultural project based on the French gastronomic meal, listed as world immaterial heritage.
It is also a venue for economic, commercial and tourist development around gastronomy and wine.
Land of fine wines
Winegrowing Burgundy is internationally renowned with its 33 grand cru wines including:
Aloxe-Corton, Chablis, Gevrey-Chambertin, Ladoix-Serrigny, Montrachet, Romanée-Conti, Vosne-Romanée,…
The Jura vineyard covers some 1,850 hectares with four geographical AOC wines (Arbois, Côtes-du-Jura, Château-Chalon, l’Etoile) and 2 AOC products (Macvin du Jura, Crémant du Jura).