Burgundy is one of modern France's most prosperous regions, with a rural heartland dominated by vines and vineyards, and dotted with quaint local villages, small medieval towns, proud châteaux and sleepy canals. Like Champagne to the north, Burgundy is perhaps best know for the world-class wine it produces, while the region's cuisine is also worth celebrating - coq au vin, escargots and some fine local cheeses are pleasingly difficult to avoid.
Burgundy is a superb self-drive holiday destination, and this means of travel is a good way to make sure you see as much of this part of France as possible. There are impressive Roman ruins to be visited in Autun, challenging paths to walk along in the Parc Régional du Morvan, endless pretty canals to float down and plenty of mustard to get your taste buds around in the regional capital of Dijon. And of course, there's a glass or two of Burgundy's most famous export to be enjoyed each evening.