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The things you see from a motorhome as you drive through Burgundy!

15 Jun

Here are some of the beautiful places and views our clients have spotted through the windows of their motorhomes and campervans while driving in our part of Burgundy…the rolling hills of the Yonne department.

Gron village, Burgundy where there is a free overnight halt for campervans

Gron village in where there is a free overnight halt for campervans

We particularly like the unknown chateau (below) that Kyle and Michelle Evans from Canada spotted while driving through the Morvan National Park in their Euro-Traveller Campervan. Kyle said they just drove over a crest and there it was!

Unknown chateau spotted whilst driving in the Morvan national park2

The unknown chateau in Burgundy – perhaps you can find out its name!

Unknown chateau spotted whilst driving in the Morvan national park

Burgundy – or Bourgogne as it’s called in French – was a region in itself until 1 January 2016. Following the simplification of the administration of the regions by President Hollande’s government, the 22 regions were condensed into 13. Franche Comté joined Burgundy to form none other than the region now known as Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.

Chapel above St Julien du Sualt, Burgundy

Chapel above St Julien du Sault

The Burgundy that we all know and love is still bordered to the north by the Paris region, to the west by the river Loire, to the east by Franche-Comté and Champagne, and to the south by the newly formed Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. And it still has four departments: Yonne to the north, where we are located; Nièvre to the west, which includes the Morvan National Park; the Côte-d’Or around Dijon and to the north west and south east; and finally Saône & Loire to the south and south west, between the Saône and Loire rivers.

The Quay at Villeneuve sur Yonne, Burgundy where you can stay in a campervan overnight

The quay at Villeneuve-sur-Yonne where you can stay in a campervan overnight

Vineyards, rivers, pretty villages and historic religious buildings are just some of the sights you might see as you drive through our lovely region.

Auxerre Cathedral from the overnight motorhome halt on the opposite bank of the River Yonne, Burgundy

Auxerre Cathedral from the overnight motorhome halt on the opposite bank of the River Yonne

Read our other blog posts about Burgundy villages and sights worth visiting:

A picturesque wooden boat at Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, Burgundy

A picturesque wooden boat at Villeneuve-sur-Yonne

Discover more at the regional tourist board website.