It is now easy to weave the most beautiful villages of France into your RV trip and five of them are here in Burgundy! Here’s how…
As most of you will know, we are based in Burgundy. There is so much to see in this beautiful, world renowned area that we are never quite sure where to start when making suggestions of what you should see locally. We are working on some new web pages to show the highlights of our area and will let you know as soon as they are live. In the meantime, the following news caught our eye and might provide good inspiration for planning your trip.
There is an organisation here in France that was created specifically to shine a spotlight on the most beautiful villages in France, and encourage tourists to visit them. “Les Plus Beaux Villages des France” are celebrating their 35th anniversary this year and have published an updated map in conjunction with Michelin. So, you can easily find the prettiest villages in France without the need for recommendations or research.
You can also get all this information on the Les Plus Beaux Villages des France website. The French version of the site is more comprehensive than the English version, but we are sure the English one will catch up soon! Here are some links to help you plan your trip, and learn more about each of the 156 prettiest villages listed in France:
- To buy the printed version of the Michelin map, click here.
- The English version of the beautiful villages website: www.france-beautiful-villages.org/en
- The five prettiest villages in our region of Burgundy (or “Bourgogne” as it is in French).
Planning a trip in Burgundy to take in these villages and travelling the back roads between them will make for a wonderful route. If you fancy adding in some other Burgundy attractions and perhaps some wine trails too, these sites will help you plan:
- Burgundy Tourism Board
- Burgundy Tourism Board’s useful links for campervan travellers: ‘Be Bold in Burgundy!‘
- Burgundy Wine Trails: ‘Your trips through the vines of the Bourgogne region‘
You could easily take a couple of weeks to fully explore Burgundy, but if you want to fit in more, or take longer and explore another region with pretty French villages, our neighbouring region of the Loire Valley has lots to offer too.
If you have a much longer trip planned, why not make it your mission to explore all 156 of the prettiest villages of France!?