Self-catering holiday rental homes in Côte-d'Or, France

Cote d'Or holiday rental homes, France - Search the Rent-in-France holiday directoryThe Côte-d'Or is a department nestled in central-eastern France, in the Burgundy region. Its surrounded by the departments of Yonne, Nièvre, Saône-et-Loire, Jura, Aube, and Haute-Marne.

A chain of hills called the Plateau de Langres runs from north-east to south-west through the department to the north of Dijon and continues south-westwards. Stay in a self catering holiday rental property in Cote d'Or and visit the south-east facing slope of the escarpment which boasts the location of the celebrated Burgundy vineyards – a must-see for wine enthusiasts who holiday in the Côte-d'Or.Rent your ideal holiday house or gite in Cote d'Or, Burgundy

For this is one of the premier wine-growing regions of France.  The Côte-d'Or department produces arguably the world's finest, and definitely most expensive Pinot noir and Chardonnay wines from some of the most rigorously and painstakingly classified vineyards in the world. Be sure to sample plenty of it when renting your ideal self catering Cote-d'Or holiday rental home!

The capital of Cote d'Or is Dijon. Dijon is an intoxicating mixture of old and new: its modern TGV network and multi-national companies sit alongside the old city with its abbeys, churches and decorated roofs. Of particular interest is the Palais des Ducs and the Jacquemart clock. There is also a Dijon mustard museum: the town's association with mustard can be traced back to the 14th century and many local dishes are prepared with the fiery produce.

Holiday Rental property in Dijon, Cote d'Or - holiday homes FranceDijon isn’t just the birthplace of its eponymous mustard – but also the blackcurrant-and-wine apéritif kir. This latter was named after the mayor of the city, who used it to promote Burgundian produce.

Every 22 January in the Côte d'Or department the festival of Saint-Vincent Tournante is celebrated. A different village is chosen each year to host the celebrations in honour of the patron saint of wine — hence the name Tournante.

Some of the major tourist attractions to see during your stay in the Côte-d'Or are the Gothic abbey church of Saint-Seine-l'Abbaye and the Romanesque abbey church at Saulieu, as well the Château de Bussy Rabutin at Bussy-le-Grand.

Wine enthusiasts who rent a holiday cottage in the Côte-d'Or will want to follow the 'Route des Grand Crus' that passes through the Cote d'Or department, from Santenay on the north-east border down to Dijon, with ample opportunities to try the wines en route and admire the countryside where it is grown. Places not to miss include Beaune – the department’s wine centre, as well as Nuits-Saint-Georges, Pommard, Meursault, and many others.

Travelling to your Côte-d'Or holiday rental accommodation

By Air: Dijon airport serves the department with internal flights only. The nearest international airport is Lyon which welcomes numerous low cost airlines from throughout the UK on a regular basis. By Car: Via the A6 from Paris and the A6/A7 from Lyon. By Train:  The TGV from Paris operates a direct service in just 1 hr 40 minutes.