Bourgogne Things to Do

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Bourgogne Things to Do

  • Hospices de Beaune

    Beaune Things to Do

    "Last Judgement" by Van der Weyden. Rogier Van de Weyden also called Roger de la Pasture, born in Tournai about 1400, death in Brussels where he was the official city painter, is one of these 15th century painters called "Flemish primitives" to distinguish them chronologically from the Flemish painters of 16th c. (P. Bruegel a.o.) and 17th c. (P....

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  • Beaune

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    Beaune is a small town South of Dijon. The area is famous for it's vineards and excellent wines, such as Pommard, Volnay, Meursault… The small villages around Beaune are like those in a fairy tale, and Beaune is no less. The main attractions in Beaune are the hotel Dieu, the old town center, the wine-vaults and the restaurants. Ever tasted...

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  • Churches

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    The basilica Notre Dame of Beaune built in the 12th century by the bishop Etienne de Bagé, one of the largest Romanesque churches of Burgundy, was built on the model of the abbey of Cluny and the cathedral of Autun. However the frontage with its two bell-towers and a porch built at the 14th century masks the Romanesque original style. I preferred...

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  • Auxerre

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    another wonderful Cathedral of my France, traveling thru it is like a book of magic where history, beliefs and architecture blends to perfection. This is the Cathedral Saint Etienne of Auxerre, or ST Stephens Cathedral. This is the official site in French http://www.cathedrale-auxerre.com/ the admission is free and there is a small charge to see...

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  • Wine museums & cellars

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    I would say that this is a bit touristy, but well worth the 10 Euro. The visit starts with a short tour and then you will have the oppurtunity to taste 15 wines. The wines are from all over Burgundy, we had wines from Chablis, Fixin, Vosne-Romanee, Beaune, etc. The quality of the wines vary, but it is a fun experience and a beautiful setting. They...

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  • Fixin

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    or laundry sites, this one at Fixin not only is a nice wine country but they are very historical. This one is from the 19C and the most beautiful so say the local tourist office in Burgundy. In 1827 they were transfer to the route des Grands Crus or great wines at Fixin. It feeds from the waters of the Chaulois river. Nice to see on the road to...

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  • Wine tours

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    Staying in Beaune it is very easy to take trips to the nearby villages to try and buy such famous wines as Pommard and Montrachet for example. The villages are literary tiny, couple of street where you can take a small walk and private wineries where you can degustate wines and choose a bottle or another for later on.

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  • Nuits-St-George

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    "Discover the world of blackcurrents" - is what they promise. It is an interesting and enjoyable experience. You will need an audio guide, as the tour is in French only. The visit starts by watching two short movies about cassis. Then you have time to visit the museum, after which you are taken to the plant. There is an oppurtunity to taste cassis...

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  • Market

    Beaune Things to Do

    Les poulets rôtis à la broche se trouvent sur de nombreux marchés mais ici la qualité Poulet de Bresse ajoute un plus. En face des poulets nous avons trouvé de beaux paniers tressés dont un panier à bois qui nous a accompagné chez nous.

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  • Monuments others

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    Around the centre, you’ll find the ramparts with several towers & bastions, mostly built in the 15th century. You can walk along the ramparts, either on the inner side or the outside. We walked part of it, and especially the inner way was pretty up and down. There are several signs that give you information on the different towers that you are...

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  • Museums others

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    Near Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray, an easy day trip from Beaune or Dijon, is Bibracte, a marvelous, open museum of Gaulish life set on a hillside that holds an archeological dig you may tour. Bibracte is the reason you go to St. Leger and the museum is not in the town but on Mont Beuvray, a few kilometers from the town. In the 2nd and 1st centuries BC...

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  • This is Cluny

    One of the most wonderful abbeys in our world and still something to see, a must.It all began in 909AD, by a Charter drafted to the foundations of Bourges, Guillaume Ier the pious (Duke of Aquitaine and count of Mâcon and Bourges), gives "the villa of Cluni and all adjoining possessions" to Berno, Abbot of Baume-les-Messieurs (Jura). At the request...

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  • Small and beautiful

    Beaune is a small town South of Dijon. The area is famous for it's vineards and excellent wines, such as Pommard, Volnay, Meursault… The small villages around Beaune are like those in a fairy tale, and Beaune is no less. The main attractions in Beaune are the hotel Dieu, the old town center, the wine-vaults and the restaurants. Ever tasted...

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  • Château de La Rochepot

    Château de La RochepotThis small castle, built in the 13th century, then rebuilt after it was destroyed during the French revolution is a jewel. If you want to visit, cross the drawbridge and knock on the gate with the doorknocker. An grumpy man will open the gate and make you pay for the visit. We booked the guided visit (not in advance as...

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  • Museum, aviation, cars, wine Savigny les...

    This is a wonderful place surrounded by history my entire family always has enjoyed. The castle at Savigny-les-Beaune holds a museum of old cars, miniature trains, and real old fighter airplanes, all in the middle of a wonderful vineyards and great wine tastings and sale.The site is pretty complete so I just translate from their site with my own...

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  • Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

    a wonderful castle and one photo to show but its Worth mentioning on your passing by Burgundy.The current castle dates from 1544 ordered built by Antoine III de Clermont, brother in law of Diane de Poitiers , and son of Anne de Husson, countess of Tonnerre. He died before it was finished, done so by his Grandson Charles-Henri . The castle was...

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  • Abbaye de Fontenay

    This is one of the nice buildings to visit while in the area in the nice village of Montbard, the abbey is it.But all worth the detour. Car is best here.admission is 10€, adults, the opening times areNovember 12 to April 11 from 10h-12h and 14h-17hApril 12 to November 11 from guided visits at 10h, 11h, 12h, 14h, 15h, 16h ,and 17hNovember 12 to...

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  • Church Saint Michel de Dijon

    one of the most beautiful churches in France of renaissance style. The parrish site in Frenchhttp://www.saint-michel-dijon.com/This one is one I like to see a bit while passing by Dijon, worth the detour. A bit of history I likeThe first ancient Church 6C existed at this location. Become Basilica, but too small for worship, it was replaced by a...

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  • Church Notre Dame de Dijon

    a wonderful church getting all the attention of Dijon and visitors.The Church Notre Dame de Dijon was started in 1220 and finished in 1240 in a gothic burgundian style. While its construction the capetian Hugues IV is duke of Burgundy and the king of France in 1220,is Philippe Auguste. The church was admired in centuries by some like Vauban, and...

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  • Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy

    and now the FIne Arts museum as well one of the best in France. As well as the mayor's office of the city.Mairie.It has a huge and long history, just for starterThe Palace of the Dukes and the States of Burgundy at Dijon is an architectural ensemble comprising several nested parts: the oldest is the ducal palace from the 14C and 15C, in the Gothic...

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  • Cathedral St Etienne, Sens

    A must to see in Burgundy, this is Sens to make you alert in all your senses !! This is the Catholic site of ithttp://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/diocese/sens0.htmThe Cathedral of Saint-Étienne (St Stephen),has as its true title the name of Cathedral metropolitan and Primatial Saint-Étienne de Sens . It is regarded as the first Gothic cathedrals...

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  • Lavoirs de Fixin

    or laundry sites, this one at Fixin not only is a nice wine country but they are very historical.This one is from the 19C and the most beautiful so say the local tourist office in Burgundy. In 1827 they were transfer to the route des Grands Crus or great wines at Fixin. It feeds from the waters of the Chaulois river.Nice to see on the road to the...

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  • Prieuré Notre Dame de La...

    passing and enjoying it, got me a picture and here it is, the wonderful prieury of Notre Dame at La Charité sur Loire. At one time it was the second biggest roman middle ages church after that of Cluny II.The story goes that it began construction in 1052 under priory brotherr Dom Gérard, on land given by duke Guillaume Ier, count of Nevers. In...

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  • Basilique Marie Madeleine, Vézelay

    One of the high points of Catholicism in the world, the basilica of Mary Magdalene holding the remains of the venerated saint at a culminating high point in Vézelay. UNESCO heritage site.http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/84/The religious part of it is wonderful told here in Frenchhttp://basiliquedevezelay.cef.fr/?q=contacts/nous-contacterSo much to...

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  • Collégiale Notre Dame, Semur-en-Auxois

    One of the wonderful churches of Burgundy, this is a collégiale or college of priest elevated to Church. It is magnificent and Worth a detour in the area.a bit of history I likeAt this location stood a Romanesque church built in 1060 by Robert le Vieux, leader of the first Royal race of the Dukes of Burgundy, in atonement for the murder he had...

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  • Palais Ducal or ducal palace of Nevers

    This is impressive and needs more time that I even provided passing by the city. The Palais Ducal is shown here in French at the city mayor's officehttp://www.nevers.fr/le-palais-ducalMy introduction comes from it that I translated at best. A bit of history I likeIn 1464, Jean de Clamecy, son of Philippe de Bourgogne, inherits the County of the...

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  • Cathedral Saint Vincent,...

    another jewel on my tours of burgundy of many years. The parrish site in French for the religious info is athttp://www.paroissesaintjust.org/saint-vincent2/index.htmla bit of history I likeThe construction of the Saint-Vincent de Chalon Cathedral extends over six centuries. The building combines the Romanesque and the Gothic. According historical...

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  • Cathedral Saint Etienne, Auxerre

    another wonderful Cathedral of my France, traveling thru it is like a book of magic where history, beliefs and architecture blends to perfection. This is the Cathedral Saint Etienne of Auxerre, or ST Stephens Cathedral.This is the official site in Frenchhttp://www.cathedrale-auxerre.com/the admission is free and there is a small charge to see the...

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  • Cathedral Saint Lazare,Autun

    one of the classic old cities of Burgundy and a must to visit the Cathedral Saint Lazare here. For a more spiritual information see the parrish of Autun site in French herehttp://www.paroisse-autun.cef.fr/This Church was built in the 12C and made into a Cathedral in the end of the 20C, replacing a previous Cathedral of Saint-Nazaire.the most...

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  • Ecomusée de Pierre de Bresse

    These are spectacular properties often castles that are been turn into ecological muséums or écomusée. There are all over France, however, this one i was taken by my wife's brother here in France and it was spectacular indeed.We were driving following him, as he used to worked in this region, and it was a long ride into mountaineous areas, and only...

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  • Visit chateaus

    Everyone goes to the Loire Valley to see chateaus and that's fine because there are so many spectacular chateaus there. However, many towns in France have a chateau and Burgundy is no exception. You can visit a chateau every day of your trip and not see them all.We took one day out of Beaune last spring and searched chateaus listed in the local...

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  • Hospice de Beaune, Hotel Dieu

    a masterpiece of huge historical significance for the region,you must come to see it a must.More on it at contact ,and the tourist office story on it herehttp://www.beaune-tourism.com/visits-France/burgundy-visit/monuments-detail.asp?id=MONBOU02100048a bit of history from the local viewThe Hospices de Beaune or Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune is a Hôtel-Dieu...

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  • Collegiale of Notre Dame,Beaune

    wonderful church, and with all the hospices and wine often overlook,but its a jewel not to be missed in town.a bit of historyThe canons undertook to built it in the middle of the 12th century and was done from East to West, ended at the beginning of the 13th century. The canonial buildings date from the end of the 12th century, the porch in the...

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  • visit a winery at Beaune

    Over the years my family has enjoy coming here, and we rent a gîte outside a bit south,with a car it is glorious. I am a wine aficionado lover, drinker, so here my favorites to go have a taste of the Burgundian wines, and some interesting museum. It is recognised as the Capital of the wines of Burgundy! as well as the Musée du Vin. Some of my...

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  • Visit the Markets

    A visit to at least one "Farmers' Market" is a must during your Bourgogne visit even if it only to take some photos of the wonderful product on sale. There are covered markets in lots of towns (Dijon for example). A dedicated building set up for the market - "halle(s)" in French. Also "street" markets are common even in small villages.Armed with a...

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  • Pilgrims’ Way – Walk, Cycle, Drive

    Visiting Bourgogne? Keep in mind that one of the Medieval Routes taken by Pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela in Spain to pay homage to the relics of Saint James/Sainte Jaques/Sant Iago passes through the Region. The symbol of Saint James, the scallop shell, which marked the Pilgrim's route and were carried externally to mark them as...

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  • Châteaux - visit a couple

    Although probable not as famous for its castles as the Loire Valley in the Centre Region of France, Bourgogne has a plethora of Châteaux worthy of a visit.More importantly, it hosts a site which I believe is compulsory for any true tourist interested in architecture, history and France:- Guédelon, south-west of Auxerre near...

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  • Bougogne by Bike, Velo, Cycle

    The Burgundy Promotion Board has realised what a mighty asset the tow paths associated with the canals of Bourgogne are. They have promoted them and disused railway lines and paths through vineyard areas as “ green roads” (voies vertes )suited to exploring the region by bike.Although I suspect their web-site needs a little updating, it is the...

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  • Food - Try the Regional Specialties

    Visiting Bourgogne? Do some homework on the Food of the region and its famous Recipes.Two that come to mind Beef Bourguignon – Beef stewed in red wine & veal stock and Coq au Vin (chicken in red wine). Other regional dishes include Snails in Garlic Butter and Jambon Persillé (Cold cubed Ham in Parsley layered Aspic). One Fish speciality I have...

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  • Hire a Canal Boat

    Bourgogne waterways map tnx to VNFHire a boat and steer it yourself.In French -“location de bateau sans permis” – hire boat without requirement for a boat operators licence. No previous experience required. A quick lesson on which is the pointy end of the boat and away you go!!Bourgogne is easily accessed by car or public transport from major hubs...

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  • Visit “Most Beautiful” Villages

    As part of your planning for a visit to France you should put villages that have been classified as the most beautiful in France on your “hit list”. Any road trip will be made much more interesting if you are aware of this list of 155 beautiful places. Bourgogne has several listed villages and there are a couple just outside of the region well...

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  • Through the locks

    Ecluses - the french call them. It's a way for boats (and its contents) to get over heights.The Canal Nivernaise has quite a few of them.Each lock has a person that operates it - though sometimes it is the same person for several locks.Some of the locks are automatic - which means, the operator just has to push a button. On our travel these were...

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  • Hospices be Beaune Hotel-Dieu.

    The Hôtel-Dieu of the Hospices de Beaune was used as a hospital up until the 1960s. The Hôtel Dieu is now a museum that shows how the hospital cared for people from 1443 through to the 19th Century. The multicoloured roofs of the Hôtel-Dieu have become one of the symbols of Burgundy. This place is not only contains an old hospital, but three...

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  • Chateau at Couches

    With sections dating from the 11th Century, a visit to this old castle makes a nice day trip. A guided tour is recommended so as to appreciate its medieval past. You can also enjoy a wine-tasting in the cellars!In April, May and October, it's possible to arrange individual visits from 2.30pm to 6pm on Sundays and public holidays. In June and...

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  • Beaune

    Beaune is a beautiful town. A lot of interesting history. May be called the Wine Capital of Burgundy. There is a lot to do and to see, so spend at least 1-2 days here.You can do guided wine tours from here which is a very insightful and enjoyable half-day trip.I have built a page on Beaune, as it deserves its own.For more details, you can visit my...

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Bourgogne Hotels

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  • Mercure Dijon Clemenceau

    The quality of Mercure Hotels from group Accor do vary. The one at the Centre Clemenceau was on the...

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  • Hotel Grillon

    We've stayed at Hotel Grillon four times now and absolutely love it. Mme. Grillon speaks Excellent...

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  • Le Maxime

    2 quai de la Marine, Auxerre, Burgundy, 89000, France

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