Burgundy is an undiscovered French hotspot
France is a very popular holiday location for British tourists, with people romancing in Paris, sunning themselves on the beach of Nice and enjoying fine wines in the French Riviera. Now, travel expert Sarah Woods has said that Burgundy is one of the country's hidden treasures, offering many local cultures and attractions to explore.
There are a variety of historic towns across Burgundy to visit, with Dijon being the capital of the region. Most known for its mustard, the town escaped being bombed extensively in World War II, and as such has a great number of historic buildings still standing. Dijon's icon is la chouette, or owl, which is sculpted into the side of the town's 15th century Notre-Dame church. It is said that wishes are granted if touching the sculpture with the left hand.
Another lovely place to visit is Autun. A garrison town during the days of the Roman Empire, the centre of the town has winding alleyways and beautiful architecture filled with quaint cafes, shops, and an impressive cathedral to enjoy.
For those planning on a trip to France this year, Burgundy could be the ideal spot. Ms Woods says: "For me, the Burgundy region remains one of France's lesser-known holiday hotspots." Holidaymakers will be able to enjoy this region without the crowds.