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ocated in the

heart of Burgundy,

the Morvan

Regional Park is

a true haven of

peace. It covers around 285,000

hectares and touches upon four

different departments. I live in

the Saône-et-Loire department,

named after the two beautiful

rivers that flow through its heart.

The prefecture is in the world

famous town of Mâcon, I am

sure that you will have heard of

it! I can say this with confidence

because the wines (particularly

the white) are exported to all

corners of the globe. There is

nothing better than sharing a

cold glass of Pouilly-Fuissé with

Mathilde Sicard lives in the heart of the Morvan Regional Park, a spectacular

area blessed with forests and lakes.

friends, although we genuinely

are spoiled for choice when it

comes to great wine. The white

wines of Burgundy are made

from Chardonnay grapes, while

the equally excellent red wines

are made from the Pinot Noir

grapes. We have a higher number

of appellations d'origine contrôlée

(AOC's) than any other region

of France.

There is more to the Saôneet-Loire

than wine. We have

glorious rolling countryside

with plenty of forests and lakes

and some historically significant

towns and villages. Cluny

Abbey is a spectacular former

Benedictine monastery and well

worth a visit. Romanesque in

style, the basilica was the world's

largest church until St Peter

built his basilica in Vatican City.

Similarly, Chalon-sur-Saône has

a splendid, eighth-century gothic

cathedral and a bustling square,

where you can sit and watch

the locals doing their shopping

at the colourful market. I would

also recommend a visit to Autun,

founded by the Roman emperor

Augustus. The town has two

ancient gates which lead to the

pretty 12th century cathedral.

Property in the department is

excellent value for money. It is a

popular destination for holiday

home owners who come from

Paris and Lyon and across the

borders in Germany, Belgium,

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