Areas in Burgundy
When to go
ummers are hot and sunny; winters are cold and clear. Spring sees more rainfall but fewer crowds in the towns and cities. The oak and maple forests look spectacular in autumn, and the wine harvest takes place in September and October.
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PlanesFly into Dijon-Bourgogne in the north of Burgundy, or Lyon St Exupéry airport if you’re visiting the south of the region. Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airports in Paris are within easy reach of Dijon.
TrainsFrom the UK, take the Eurostar (www.eurostar. com) from London St Pancras to Lyon via Lille (around six hours), or Paris (slightly quicker, but you connect from a different station). The TGV from Paris Gare de Lyon takes two hours (www.tgv.com).
AutomobilesBurgundy is connected by good roads, and a car is recommended if you want to visit the vineyards, châteaux and historic towns scattered throughout the region. There are multiple rental desks at Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport (www.lyon.aeroport.fr). Access Burgundy via the A6 from Paris, or the A7 from Marseille.
TaxisIn Dijon, there’s a taxi rank at the railway station. Otherwise, book one through Taxis Radio Dijon (+33 (0)3 80 41 41 12) or your hotel.