Are you Getting Married in Burgundy Franche Comté ?
Burgundy Franche Comté has an exceptional natural, cultural and historical heritage. With 240 kilometres of shared border with Switzerland it is ideally located in the heart of Europe and has no less that 14 TGV stations.
From invigorating lakes to abundant forests, mountain ranges, peaceful rivers, and world class vineyards as far as the eye can see, UNESCO World Heritage Sites by UNESCO and 38 Michelin-starred restaurants Burgundy-Franche-Comté is a great location for a destination wedding
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Burgundy-Franche-Comté with its outstanding natural heritage is the perfect destination for weddings and parties. Known worldwide for its prestigious vineyards and excellent cuisine, this lovely region delights with peaceful farmland, expansive vineyards, glorious forests, mountainous massifs, rivers, and lakes. For nature lovers you have the Ballons des Vosges, Morvan or Haut-Jura Regional nature parks, the Mille Étangs Plateau, the Saône-et-Loire Greenway, Lake Les Settons in Nièvre, Lake Saint-Point in Doubs, or the lakes of Chalain and Vouglans in Jura!
As well as these natural treasures, the area has a fabulous architectural heritage. Cities of Art and History, like Dijon and its palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, Besançon and its Vauban citadel, Auxerre and its Gothic cathedral, Belfort and its majestic Lion, Dole and its old houses, La Charité-sur-Loire and its Clunisian priory, Nevers and its ducal palace, or Montbéliard and its castle of the Dukes of Württemberg.
Equally unmissable are the famous Beaune Hospices, the magnificent Vézelay Basilica, the incredible medieval construction site of Guédelon, the Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans, Mont Beuvray with its marvellous panoramic views and its Bibracte Museum, the site of Alésia with its Gallo-Roman remains and MuséoParc, as well as the abbeys of Cluny, Fontenay and Pontigny, and the castles of Ancy-le-Franc, Bazoches, Berzé-le-Châtel, Cormatin and Tanlay.
And lets not forget that Burgundy-Franche-Comté also delights food and wine connoisseurs. Its gastronomy is a treat for the taste buds, with the famous wines of Burgundy and Jura, crème de cassis liqueur, Comté, Époisses and Cancoillotte cheese, Morteau sausage, eggs meurette, coq au vin jaune, potée comtoise stew and gingerbread.
Côte-d’Or | Doubs | Haute-Saône |Jura | Nièvre | Saône-et-Loire | Territoire de Belfort | Yonne
With it’s eight departments Burgundy-Franche-Comté has plenty to offer including :
- 2 ski resorts (Les Rousses in the Jura and Métabief in the Doubs)
- 3 regional natural parks (Morvan, Haut-Jura and Ballons des Vosges)
- 5 thermal spas (Bourbon-Lancy in Saône-et-Loire, St-Honoré-les-Bains in Nièvre, Lons-le-Saulnier and Salins-les-Bains in Jura and Luxeuil-les-Bains in Haute-Saône)
- 6 UNESCO-listed sites (Vézelay Abbey in Yonne, Fontenay Abbey in Côte-d’Or, the climates of the Burgundy vineyards, the Citadel of Besançon, the royal saltworks of Arc-et -Senan, the chapel of Ronchamps built by Le Corbusier in Haute-Saône)
- 32 golf courses
- 430 places to visit (museums, churches, etc.) with a counting system
- 1,330 km of waterways
- 1,350 km of cycle lanes
- 20,000 km of hiking trails
- The region also has nearly 1,000 hotels and more than it’s fair share of grand chateaux! This should be enough to satisfy anyone planning a destination wedding!