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Hotels of Burgundy
A hotel in Burgundy is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Burgundy hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Burgundy are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Burgundy hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Burgundy hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Burgundy have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:
Upscale luxury hotels in Burgundy
An upscale full service hotel facility in Burgundy that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Burgundy hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.
Full service hotels in Burgundy
Full service Burgundy hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.
Historic inns and boutique hotels in Burgundy
Boutique hotels of Burgundy are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Burgundy boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Burgundy may be classified as luxury hotels.
Focused or select service hotels in Burgundy
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Burgundy travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Burgundy focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.
Economy and limited service hotels in Burgundy
Small to medium-sized Burgundy hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Burgundy traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Burgundy hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.
Guest houses and B&Bs in Burgundy
A bed and breakfast in Burgundy is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Burgundy bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Burgundy B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.
Hostels in Burgundy
Burgundy hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Burgundy hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.
Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Burgundy
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Burgundy hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Burgundy lack an on-site restaurant.
Timeshare and destination clubs in Burgundy
Burgundy timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Burgundy often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Burgundy on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.
Motels in Burgundy
A Burgundy motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Burgundy for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Burgundy motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.
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Region of France
François Patriat (PS)
31,582 km (12,194 sq mi)
52/km (130/sq mi)
• Summer (DST)
ISO 3166 code
€42.7 billion (US$55.0 bn)
Burgundy (French: Bourgogne, IPA: [buʁɡɔɲɛ] (listen)) is a historical territory and a former administrative region of east-central France, entities that trace their name from the Burgundians, an East Germanic people who moved westwards beyond the Rhine during the late Roman period. Historically, "Burgundy" has referred to numerous political entities, including kingdoms and duchies spanning territory from the Mediterranean to the Low Countries. Beginning 1 January 2016, Burgundy refers to a specific French political entity, which is a part of the new region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, and entity comprising four departments, Côte-d'Or, Saône-et-Loire, Yonne, and Nièvre.
Coat of arms of the second Duchy of Burgundy and later of the province
Main article: History of Burgundy
The first recorded inhabitants of the area that became Burgundy were Celts, who were incorporated in the Roman Empire as Gallo-Romans.
During the 4th century, the Burgundians, a Germanic people, who may have originated in Bornholm (on the Baltic Sea), settled in the western Alps. They founded the Kingdom of the Burgundians, which was conquered in the 6th century by another Germanic tribe, the Franks.
Map of France showing Burgundy and provincial boundaries in 1789
Under Frankish dominion, the Kingdom of Burgundy continued for several centuries.
Later, the region was divided between the Duchy of Burgundy (to the west) and the Free County of Burgundy (to the east). The Duchy of Burgundy is the better-known of the two, later becoming the French province of Burgundy, while the County of Burgundy became the French province of Franche-Comté, literally meaning free county.
Burgundy's modern existence is rooted in the dissolution of the Frankish Empire. In the 880s, there were four Burgundies, which were the Kingdom of Upper and Lower Burgundy, the duchy and the county.
During the Middle Ages, Burgundy was the seat of some of the most important Western churches and monasteries, among them Cluny, Cîteaux, and Vézelay.
During the Hundred Years' War, King John II of France gave the duchy to his youngest son, Philip the Bold. The duchy soon became a major rival to the crown. The court in Dijon outshone the French court both economically and culturally. In 1477, at the battle of Nancy during the Burgundian Wars, the last duke Charles the Bold was killed in battle, and the Duchy itself was annexed by France and became a province. However the northern part of the empire was taken by the Austrian Habsburgs.
With the French Revolution in the end of the 18th century, the administrative units of the provinces disappeared, but were reconstituted as regions during the Fifth Republic in the 1970s. The modern-day administrative region comprises most of the former duchy.
Arboretum de Pézanin
As of he region of Burgundy is both larger than the old Duchy of Burgundy and smaller than the area ruled by the Dukes of Burgundy, from the modern Netherlands to the border of Auvergne. Today, Burgundy is made up of the old provinces:
Burgundy: Côte-d'Or, Saône-et-Loire, and southern half of Yonne. This corresponds to the old duchy of Burgundy (later called province of Burgundy). However, the old county of Burgundy (later called province of Franche-Comté) is not included inside the Burgundy region, but it makes up the Franche-Comté region. Also, a small part of the duchy of Burgundy (province of Burgundy) is now inside the Champagne-Ardenne region.
Nivernais: now the department of Nièvre.
the northern half of Yonne is a territory that was not part of Burgundy (at least not since the 11th century), and was a frontier between Champagne, Île-de-France, and Orléanais, being part of each of these provinces at different times in history.
Burgundy: Major communities
Dijon, Place du Bareuzai
The climate of this region is essentially oceanic (Cfb in Köppen classification), with a continental influence (sometimes called a "half-continental climate").
Seat of the regional council of Burgundy in Dijon
The regional council of Burgundy is the legislative assembly. The council has been chaired by the Socialist François Patriat since 2004. The council's seat is in the capital city Dijon, at 17 boulevard de la Trémouille.
Burgundy: Culture and livelihoods
Chardonnay vineyards in the south of the Côte de Beaune surrounding the town of Meursault.
See also: Burgundy wine
Burgundy is one of France's main wine producing areas. It is well known for both its red and white wines, mostly made from Pinot noir and Chardonnay grapes, respectively, although other grape varieties can be found, including Gamay, Aligote, Pinot blanc, and Sauvignon blanc. The region is divided into the Côte-d'Or, where the most expensive and prized Burgundies are found, and Beaujolais, Chablis, the Côte Chalonnaise and Mâcon. The reputation and quality of the top wines, together with the fact that they are often produced in small quantities, has led to high demand and high prices, with some Burgundies ranking among the most expensive wines in the world.
With regard to cuisine, the region is famous for the Burgundian dishes coq au vin, beef bourguignon, and époisses de Bourgogne cheese.
Tourist sites of Burgundy include the Rock of Solutré, the Tournus cathedral, Cluny, Brancion, the castles of Cormatin and Couches, the palace of the dukes of Burgundy in Dijon, the Pézanin Arboretum (in Dompierre-les-Ormes), and Vézelay Abbey.
Earlier, the southeastern part of Burgundy was heavily industrial, with coal mines near Montceau-les-Mines and iron foundries and crystal works in Le Creusot. These industries declined in the second half of the twentieth century, and Le Creusot has tried to reinvent itself as a tourist town.
Poupardin, René, Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Burgundy". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
Burgundy: Further reading
Lecomte, Bernard; Thouart, Jean-Louis (2004). Burgundy, What a Story! (de Bourogne ed.). ISBN 978-2-902650-02-6.
Davies, Norman (2011). "Ch.3 : Burgundia: Five, Six or Seven Kingdoms (c. 411-1795)". Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe. London: Allan Lane. ISBN 978-0-141-04886-4.
Loi n° 2015-29 du 16 janvier 2015 relative à la délimitation des régions, aux élections régionales et départementales et modifiant le calendrier électoral (in French)
INSEE. "Produits intérieurs bruts régionaux et valeurs ajoutées régionales de 1990 à 2012". Retrieved 2014-03-04.
Burgundy: External links
Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Burgundy.
Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Burgundy.
Look up burgundy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Burgundy.
(in English) Burgundy : history in the open air-Official French website
(in French)Burgundy statistics on INSEE website
(in French) Regional Council website
(in English) Short guide to Burgundy with main tourist attractions
(in English) Burgundy at DMOZ
Burgundy in the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia at BibleWiki
Burgundy in the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia at NewAdvent.org
Administrative regions of France
Current administrative regions (since 2016)
Centre-Val de Loire
Pays de la Loire
Former administrative regions (1982–2015)
Centre-Val de Loire
Pays de la Loire
Historical provinces of France
Flanders and Hainaut
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