Burgundy is the ancestral home of all things Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Burgundians have been making wine since Roman times, and have been growing Pinot Noir for at least a thousand years.
Pinot Noir is actually one of the parent grapes of Chardonnay, which has also been grown in Burgundy for centuries. Chardonnay reaches its greatest heights in the Grand Cru vineyards of the Côte de Beaune - Le Montrachet and its siblings.
Beaujolais is technically part of Burgundy, and there they grow Gamay, another Pinot Noir offspring.