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BURGUNDY + CHEESE

Located in eastern France bordered by Switzerland, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is particularly known for red Burgundy wine, Comté cow’s milk cheese, and Dijon mustard.

In 2016, France merged two of its former regions, Bourgogne and Franch-Comté. Bordered to the east by the Jura Mountains, the combined region comprises 8 departments around the region’s capital of Dijon, filled with towns and villages, rivers and canals, nature reserves and vineyards.

City préfecture (Department)

Bourgogne

  • Dijon, region capital (Côte d’Or)
  • Auxerre (Yonne)
  • Nevers (Nièvre)
  • Mâcon (Saône et Loire)

Franche-Comté

  • Vesoul (Haute Saône)
  • Lons le Saunier (Jura)
  • Besançon (Doubs)
  • Belfort (Territoire de Belfort)

Highlights

In the area of Bourgogne, the Palace of the Dukes is a highlight of Dijon, the largest city; other popular towns include Auxerre along the Yonne River, Beaune with its cobbled-stone streets, Mâcon on the Saône River, and Autun with Gallo-Roman ruins.

See the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté tourism pages.


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