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Burgundy, French Bourgogne, historical region and former région of France. As a région, it encompassed the central départements of Côte-d’Or, Saône-et-Loire, Nièvre, and Yonne. In 2016 the Burgundy région was joined with the région of Franche-Comté to form the new administrative entity of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.
Agriculture is varied. Beef cattle are raised in the upland areas in Nièvre and the western part of Saône-et-Loire, which is noted as the point of origin for the Charolais breed. Dairy cattle are raised in the east. Large-scale cereal farming is practiced in Yonne and the northern portion of Côte-d’Or. Along the lower slopes of the Côte-d’Or is Burgundy’s premier wine-producing district.
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Château de la Rochepot
The Château de la Rochepot is a 13th-century castle, later converted into a château, in the commune of La Rochepot in the Côte d'Or département in Burgundy, France.
The castle was built in the 13th century on an outcrop of limestone to the north of the village of La Rochepot. As with many castles, it fell into ruin and it was only restored in the 19th century by the Carnot family.
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The Treaty of Arras (1435), which established peace between Burgundy and Charles VII of France, added greatly to the Burgundian domain.
Even so, mercenary bands continued their depredations in Burgundy until 1445, after which the duchy enjoyed peace until Philip III’s death in 1467.
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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.
The County of Burgundy remained loosely associated with the Holy Roman Empire (intermittently independent, whence the name "Franche-Comté"), and finally incorporated into France in 1678, with the Treaties of Nijmegen.
In the late 15th and early 16th centuries, the other Burgundian territories provided a power base for the rise of the Habsburgs, after Maximilian of Austria married the surviving daughter of the ducal family, Mary. After her death, her husband moved his court first to Mechelen and later to the palace at Coudenberg, Brussels, and from there ruled the remnants of the empire, the Low Countries (Burgundian Netherlands) and Franche-Comté, then still an imperial fief. The latter territory was ceded to France in the Treaty of Nijmegen of 1678.
After the French Revolution the province of Burgundy disappeared, divided into the départements of Côte-d’Or, Saône-et-Loire, and Yonne.
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BURGUNDY, an ancient province in the east of France, comprising the Pays de la Monagne, the Auxerrois, the Auxois, the Dijonnais, the Autunais, the Chalonnais, the Charolais, the Maconnais, the Bresse, the Bugey, the principality of Dombes, and the Pays de Gex; forming a total area of 2,597,698 hectacres... This province derives its name from the Burgundii, who settled in it so early as the 5th cent., and founded a kingdom which was by degrees annexed to the crown of France. This kingdom was subsequently divided into Burgundia Trans-Jurana, or Upper Burgundy (afterwards Franche-Comte); and Burgundia Cis-Jurana, or Lower Burgundy, the subject of the present article. The last remained for many years in the possession of the kings of France, who governed it by viceroy, with the title of duke. This office becoming hereditary, the dukes of Burgundy acquired such influence, as to become, in the 10th cent., sovereigns of France. After various changes, the duchy, which had for some time been... Read MORE...
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Bur'gundy, one of the largest and most important of the former provinces of France, now forming the departments of Cote=d'Or,. Saône-et-Loire, Yonne, part of Ain, and part of Aube. In more ancient times Burgundy was the name of a kingdom, which included much more than the above province, occupying the whole basin of the Rhone. Its most ancient inhabitants were the AEdui, fully described by Caesar; but its name of Burgundy is derived from one of the northern nations, called, in Latin, Burgundi or Burgundiones, who established themselves there in the beginning of the fifth century. After the subversion of their kingdom, the province was erected into a dukedom, and long made an important figure in history under the dukes of Burgundy. The male line having become extinct in 1477, on the death of Charles the Bold at the siege of Nancy, his son-in-law, Louis XI, succeeded to the dukedom, which has since formed part of France.
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Bur'gundy, one of the largest and most important of the former provinces of France, now forming the department! of Cote-d'Or, Sadne-et-Loire, Yonne, part of Ain, and part of Aube. It is a region beautifully diversified by hill and valley, and included in the basins of the Rhone, Seine, and Loire. The wines of Burgundy are famous. Among the towns of Burgundy are Dijon, Macon, Autun, Auxerre, Chalon-sur-Sa6ne, and Beaune. Its ancient inhabitants were the Aedui. The name of Burgundy is derived from that of a Germanic nation, called, in Latin, Burgundi or Burgundiones, who in the fifth century established a kingdom, which embraced a great part of the basin of the Rhone. Within a hundred years the Burgundians were conquered by the Franks. On the disruption of the Carlovingian realm, towards the close of the ninth century, two Burgundian realms arose, the kingdoms of Cisjurane Burgundy (or of Provence) and Transjurane Burgundy, which were soon united into the kingdom of Aries. The ancient... Read MORE...
2023 - Whether you're a wine enthusiast, a history buff, a foodie, or simply looking to soak in the charm of the French countryside, Burgundy has something to offer everyone. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Burgundy:
Wine Tasting in the Côte d'Or: Burgundy is renowned for its exceptional wines, particularly those from the Côte d'Or region. Visit the picturesque vineyards and charming wineries in towns like Beaune, Nuits-Saint-Georges, and Pommard. Don't miss the Hospices de Beaune, a stunning 15th-century hospital turned wine auction house.
Explore Châteauneuf-en-Auxois: This medieval hilltop village is a true gem. Wander through its narrow cobblestone streets, visit the imposing Château de Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Hike or Bike the Morvan Regional Natural Park: If you're an outdoor enthusiast, the Morvan Park offers excellent hiking and biking trails through lush forests, serene lakes, and rolling hills.
Visit Dijon: The capital of Burgundy, Dijon, is a city steeped in history. Explore the well-preserved medieval center, admire the stunning Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, and sample the famous Dijon mustard.
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Michel LEGARDEUR dit SANSOUCY (1630, Burgundy, France - November 1691, Sainte-Foy, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Foy))
Antoine ROY dit DESJARDINS (23 March 1635, Burgundy, France - 10 July 1684, Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine))
Marie-Rose COLIN (COLLIN) (1642, Burgundy, France - 5 May 1722, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul))
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