Comprising the eight ‘départements’ (territorial areas), of Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Haute-Saône, Jura, Nièvre, Saône-etLoire, Territoire de Belfort and Yonne, the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region was established in 2016 with the fusion of the Bourgogne (Burgundy) and FrancheComté regions. There is history everywhere you turn in this enchanting corner of ‘la belle France’, with its endless supply of fairytale castles, medieval abbeys and fortified villages. Architecture aficionados will adore the chance to witness some of Europe’s most impressive Romanesque structures, while history buffs will be wowed by must-see sites such as Cluny Abbey and the archeological wonders of Bibracte.