From Dijon, Mâcon, Auxerre, Nevers and the forests of Morvan, from the canal towpaths and the corridors deep within the castles, autumn in Burgundy is calling, so why not answer? If autumn were to leave you a message, you would be treated to the crunch of golden vine leaves, the clinking of cutlery at a gourmet meal or the sound of a cork popping somewhere along the Routes des Grands Cru wine route.
Now that summer is over for another year, take some time to unwind on a long weekend in Burgundy and experience something truly unique. Switch off, disconnect... Answer the call of autumn in Burgundy
It's hardly surprising that the Lonely Planet guide added Burgundy to its top ten regions to visit in the world in 2022 !
4 good reasons to answer the call of autumn in Burgundy
- Flavours and aromas to awaken your senses: 30 Michelin-starred chefs, just overflowing with regional specialities
- A packed programme of activities for the perfect excuse to stay, or to come back another time
- The timeless beauty of the castles and the soft light of the abbeys inviting you to cast your gaze over this centuries-old heritage.
- Cycle, walk or drive through an ocean of vineyards clothed in warm yellow and orange hues. A truly stunning sight!
On the autumn trail: walks and trips
Perhaps you have some distant happy memories of gathering forest fruits in the autumn.
Experience this on a grand scale in Burgundy as you explore this region adorned in its flamboyant finery.
Riding on a moped, sitting at the chef’s table or relaxing by the water – there’s no shortage of autumn ideas for inspiring days out or weekends away. Your hosts, the local producers and artisans are always inspiring and keen to take some time to share their passion and ideas with you.
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A magical ride in a hot-air balloon
Drift over vineyards and wine-producing villages in a hot-air balloon and discover a fairytale bird's eye view of Burgundy.
Morvan in autumn: the call of the forest
The call of autumn is felt most keenly of all in the Morvan. Crunchy leaves, silence enveloping the lakes, lake shores glowing in the warm light and, for the lucky ones, the bellowing of a stag.
Between Nevers and Dijon, the Morvan reveals its gentle skyline of lakes, forests and peaks in the heart of this Regional Natural Park.
Hikers, fishing enthusiasts, mountain bikers and simple lovers of peace and beauty have all fallen under its charm.
Discover the Morvan in the autumn
An autumnal bedroom
Burgundy has persuaded you to come for an autumn visit, so what could beat a crackling fire? Who could tire of a terrace with views sweeping across the russet-clad landscapes? Check out our selection of peaceful and cosy accommodation options.
From the traditional to the quirky, book your stay and celebrate autumn in Burgundy all night long.
Where will you stay this autumn ?
See all our best ideas for making the most of an Indian summer with a getaway in Burgundy.
Our pick: the cloisters at Fontenay Abbey for a gentle, meditative moment.
Exploring heritage sites
Learn all about Burgundy and its age-old history on an autumnal walk, exploring UNESCO heritage sites and some of the wonders of the Romanesque period.
A word from those who love the autumn
… and are passionate about Burgundy! They are entrepreneurs, chefs, winegrowers and nature guides... and they all chose this wonderful region to make their dreams come true, to express their creativity, develop their passion and welcome you. Listen to them talk about Burgundy, their Burgundy, and this will most likely be the best possible way you could begin your fabulous getaway.