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Video:Tour the Burgundy Wine Region of France

with Gina Miller

Going on a tour of the Burgundy wine region of France is an amazing way to spend a week or two. Watch this video from About.com to learn about the places you shouldn't miss!See Transcript

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Transcript:Tour the Burgundy Wine Region of France

Hi, I'm Gina Miller, and today for About.com we are going to tour the Burgundy wine region of France.

Where Is the Burgundy Wine Region of France?

Located in the eastern part of the country, the Burgundy region of France is known for its relaxing pace, fresh air, and most importantly, its wine. It is specifically known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

How to Get to the Burgundy Wine Region of France?

The region of Burgundy is easily accessible by train from surrounding French cities, and major Paris airports. The best time of year to visit this region is in the spring and early summer for gorgeous weather and to avoid the crowds. The fall is harvesting season, and also a wonderful time to visit.

History of the Burgundy Wine Region of France

All of the villages in this region of France can be traced all the way back to the Celtics and early Romans. After the creation of the Burgundy canal in 1832, this region changed from small farming villages to a bustling hub that connects the north of Europe to the Mediterranean Sea. While you're here, you should take a trip on a barge down the canal and stop for wine tastings at the different vineyards.

Here's a tip: Burgundy is known more for its red wines, and 2003 was a great year for this region. Another great spot to visit is Dijon, known for its mustard and cassis, a black currant liqueur. And that is the tour of the Burgundy wine region of France.

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