Cote d'or

The Côte-d’Or region is famous for the variety of its landscape, made up of vineyards, fields, valleys, forests and lovely little villages.The region has a rich cultural heritage and its great wines are known throughout the world. The Côte-d'Or is situated in Burgundy and one of its cities, Dijon, is 310 kilometres south-east of Paris. The region owes its name to the golden colours of the vine leaves which bedeck the hillsides in autumn. On these landS with famous names like “la côte de Nuit” and “la côte de Beaune”, some of the greatest Burgundy wines are produced (Romanée-Conti, Gevrey-Chambertin, Pommard, Chassagne-Montrachet and Clos de Vougeot). In Beaune, the capital of Burgundy, the fifteenth century Hospices are famous for their wines and for their traditional charity auctions "à la bougie" (where bidding stops when the candle / ”bougie” goes out). The money raised is distributed to good causes. Dijon, listed as a city of Art and History, is the ancient capital of the Dukes of Burgundy. Known as the city of bells, Dijon counts with many museums giving visitors a wide choice with exhibits covering everything from archaeological treasures to modern art. The Côte-d’Or also possesses two of the most beautiful medieval villages in France: Flavigny-sur-Ozerain and Châteauneuf-en-Auxois. Not forgetting the Abbaye de Fontenay and its many castles such as the Château de la Rochepot, the Château de Châteauneuf and the Château de Bussy-Rabutin. PARISCityVISION offers you the chance to spend One day in Burgundy with a wine tasting including Chablis and other local wines.