Nature reclaims its territory after a harsh winter. The vines prepare to flower and cherry trees, rapeseed, columbine and crocuses come into colour and sway in the gentle breeze. Spring is the season of fetes and festivals. It is also the season to relax and go for a stroll or a bike ride by the streams and rivers, or to sit down at a café terrace and enjoy the sights of Burgundy.
Nature takes hold again. The fine weather entices us out into the country for a picnic in the meadows. The forests, vineyards, lakes and rivers make an ideal playground for us to recharge our batteries, out in the open air. Enjoy a bike ride, a horse ride, go for a swim, take a canoe out for a paddle, go windsurfing, fishing or just enjoy an aperitif out on the terrace...summer in Burgundy is a magical time!
Burgundians will tell you that this is the perfect time to take a break and explore their region. The trees and the vines turn to gold and the sun is often out, as if the summer wants to linger for a while. It is also the time for having a good time. During this season there are several wine making events that are both fun and steeped in tradition.
Temperatures tumble outside but not in the cosy cottages, B&Bs, hotels and restaurants. If you are on your way to spend Christmas with relatives or perhaps off on a ski trip, Burgundy makes a great place to break up your journey. This is a region that knows how to provide good hospitality and can offer a well-deserved break for travellers. You'll want to come back – and stay for longer – to sample the delights of the region in other seasons.