The famous route of the Dukes of Burgundy is a perfect example of the past Bourguignon region. Following this route, you will have the opportunity to experience the castles, villages, museums and abbeys that abound in our area and have become part of the regional cultural heritage.
Proud of their heritage, members of the Route des Ducs de Bourgogne open their doors to visitors regularly. Often you will find the homes and their guardians lively and endearing. By stopping by and showing interest, visitors are actively contributing to the vital preservation of our heritage.
Enjoy your visit!
World Travel and Tourism Council research has shown that despite the economic challenges that the whole world is facing, travel and tourism continues to grow. Research and surveys have shown that today’s world financial crisis is the worst in 75 years. Even though tourism in France and in all other countries is affected by this downturn, the tourism industry has grown in terms of its contribution to the GDP. In fact, it rose to 3% percent in spite the forecasted decline. However, the impact of tourism on the economy is not easily measured, since the impact may be direct, indirect, or induced.
It has been reported that in 2011 about $6.33 trillion is the GDP contribution of the travel and tourism industry, and that it has generated about 255 million jobs. For 2012, the forecasted GDP contribution of travel and tourism is only 2.8%, however this is still a good number despite the global economic status. Read more...
Question: My husband and I are aiming to travel through France in June-July of this year, but we know very little about the country and what would be best to do in this season. We are particularly interested in good food and wine, as well as seeing the countryside outside of the main cities. However, on my salary we don’t have a lot of money to spare. What should we do?
What a lovely opportunity to transverse the Route des Ducs in what many consider it’s finest season. With the warm weather at your specified time of year you will have ample natural delights to enjoy along the way, and entry to the landmarks along this historical trail are usually free of charge. Transport, food and wine will be your main expense, but costs can be minimized without compromising your experience if you are willing to hire a car and drive your self, and dine at modest local cafes. There are many excellent local food options along the Route des Ducs de Bourgogne. Enjoy your trip!