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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)
- Dijon, region capital (Côte d’Or)
- Auxerre (Yonne)
- Nevers (Nièvre)
- Mâcon (Saône et Loire)
- Vesoul (Haute Saône)
- Lons le Saunier (Jura)
- Besançon (Doubs)
- Belfort (Territoire de Belfort)
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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