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

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