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  • 1. Bourgogne (Burgundy) Karen Bernatavitz
  • 2. What you should know..
    • Capital: Dijon
    • Population: 1,616,067
    • There are 4 departments: Saône et Loire. Nivere, Cote d’Or and Yonne
    • Burgundy considers themselves the heart of France
  • 3. Geography- the Burgundy Canal
    • Canal spans across Yonne and
    • Cote d’Or
    • Runs along Dijon
  • 4.
    • Burgundy Canal is man made water
    • Allow cargo barges navigate from Atlantic ocean to Mediterranean sea
    • Length = 242 kilometers, 209 Locks
    • Built to go upstream
    • Over 63 kilometers of secondary canals
  • 5. Tourist Attractions
    • Vezelay- city on rock above a valley
    • Famous for the Basilica of St Madeleine
    Musee des beaux-Arts et Musee Marcey
  • 6. -mansion filled with Renaissance furniture and decorations Chateau De Tanlay
  • 7. Cultural Castles
    • Castle of Commarin
    • Located at the center of Burgundy, 40 km west of Dijon
    • In Côte d'Or
    • It was involved with Crusades during the revolution
  • 8. Castles in Yonne
    • Druyes
    • It was built at the end of the reign of Philippe Auguste
    • Island
    • In Burgundy, between Vézelay and Avallon
    • It is called the castle of Chaumes
    • It was built by Guillaume de Ferrieres
  • 9. Specialties Wine
    • One of the most famous places ever for wine growing regions
    • Vines first introduced by Romans
    • Local Monks mastered
    • what the Romans
    • taught them
  • 10.
    • Most famous for the taste of red wines
    • Burgundy produces white and red wines
    • Two thirds of the wine produced in France is red
    • Size of the vineyards are 60,000 acres
    • Main white grapes made into Burgundy wine
    • Chardonnay,
    • Aligote
    • Pinot Blanc
    • Muscadet
    • Main red grapes
    • Pinot Noir a
    • Gamay
    • Many wineries across Burgundy