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Heritage

An exceptional natural, cultural and architectural heritage

  • 3,514protected buildings
  • 208listed sites
  • 3regional nature parks
  • 80lakes
  • 1,330km of canals
  • 5spa resorts
  • 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)

Besançon citadel – UNESCO world heritage ©Denis MARAUX

Gastronomy that is enjoyed and rewarded

The diversity and quality of products associated with producers’ know-how make the region one of the bestloved tables in the world.

  • 38 restaurants with Guide Michelin stars
  • 153 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 listed 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).

Maison Lameloise, 3-star restaurant, Chef Eric Praz ©Flore DERONZIER

Burgundy vineyard plots – UNESCO world heritage ©J.L.Bernuy

Chaux du Dombief (Jura) ©Michel JOLY / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme