Bourgogne Travel Guide

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    Chateau de Rully near Beaune
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    Flowers on the streets of Beaune
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Bourgogne Highlights

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    PierreZA says…

     A very unique and special experience, will do it again 

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     As usual in France, everything closed from 1200 till 1400. 

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     A place for the wine connaisseur and the explorer. 

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Beaune

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145,439,51

Dijon

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186,445,72

Taizé

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24,46,0

Auxerre

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66,260,15

Chalon-sur-Saône

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9,22,19

Vézelay

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58,198,7

Cluny

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28,78,2

Avallon

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13,45,11

Auxonne

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12,23,0

Autun

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39,174,9

Nevers

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13,46,23

Montbard

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18,75,3

Flavigny-sur-Ozerain

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12,53,0

Saint-Fargeau

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26,51,0

Tournus

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15,50,9

Meursault

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2,15,7

Semur-en-Auxois

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22,89,0

Pontailler-sur-Saône

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2,12,0

Nuits-Saint-Georges

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9,20,8

Noyers

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15,37,0

Châteauneuf

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18,56,0

Parc Naturel Régional du Morvan

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4,11,0

Paray-le-Monial

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8,38,3

Couches-les-Mines

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0,3,0

Cîteaux

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12,66,0

Le Pont-d'Ouche

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0,1,0

Vougeot

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16,31,2

Clamecy

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2,4,0

Châtillon-sur-Seine

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1,1,0

Chablis

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2,4,4

Bissy-sous-Uxelles

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1,2,0

Bailly

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3,4,0

Ancy-le-Franc

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9,31,0

Alise-Sainte-Reine

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9,13,0

Longecourt-en-Plaine

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1,4,0

Gevrey-Chambertin

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5,10,0

Tonnerre

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2,15,2

Saint-Léger-des-Vignes

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Puligny-Montrachet

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0,3,4

Pouilly-en-Auxois

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2,7,6

Commarin

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7,27,0

Chambolle-Musigny

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1,3,1

Chagny

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1,0,5

Bard-le-Régulier

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0,3,0

Ameugny

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0,2,0

Nolay

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3,9,0

Nolay

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5,20,0

Montsauche

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5,32,0

Montréal

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0,3,0

Monéteau

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0,3,4

Migennes

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0,5,0

Luzy

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9,27,0

Louhans

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1,7,0

Lanty

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2,6,0

La Ferté-Loupière

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3,15,0

Guérigny

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3,11,0

Étang-sur-Arroux

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0,3,0

Vincelottes

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1,8,0

Vincelles

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0,20,0

Villeneuve-sur-Yonne

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1,2,0

Venoy

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0,0,2

Tanlay

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7,35,0

Sully

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10,31,0

Sens

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7,25,3

Saulieu

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4,22,3

Salmaise

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5,17,0

Saint-Saulge

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2,3,0

Saint-Père

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6,25,0

Beaune

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  • 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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  • Hotel Grillon

    Beaune Hotels

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

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  • Salon de Thé, Palais des Gourmets

    Beaune Restaurants

    Pour suivre la demande d'une clientèle internationale les hôtels, même ceux de la France profonde, ont abandonné le typique et léger petit déjeuner français pour proposer un buffet dont les prix se rapprochent des 20 € dans les hôtels 4*. Pour moi qui me contente d'un café, d'une baguette ou d'un croissant le buffet est excessif en quantité et en...

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Dijon

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  • Museum of Fine Arts - St John sleeping.

    Dijon Things to Do

    Among the remarkable sculptures on display at the Museum of Fine Arts most amateurs will range this "Saint John sleeping" which is a work of art one cannot forget. Anybody aware of his/her two thousand years cultural roots will understand the emotion generated by the sleeping St John at the Mount of Olives.The sculpture of lime wood from about 1515...

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  • Mercure Dijon Clemenceau

    Dijon Hotels

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

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  • Famous Dijon Mustard

    Dijon Shopping

    in the central street of the historic center, huge choice of mustards, nicely packed and so many of them! There are also honey and jams I think. My main interest was mustards, as I actually did not know that people invented so many kinds of mustard!You can also taste different mustards in the shop which is great because you cannot buy them all.Even...

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Taizé

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  • An African nativity scene

    Taizé Things to Do

    When entering the community you can see a very interesting plate on the wall, showing a nativity scene. But instead of the usual ox or donkey, here you can see an elephant and a giraffe. The giraffe is looking very closely at the scene, the long neck can be seen in the background of the sheperds. There is another animal which I think looks like a...

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  • Taizé village

    Taizé Favorites

    Before Taizé became known as the community, it was and still is the name of the small village just below . The people in this village very much cherish their privacy and ask to be left alone. They don't like large crowds walking through their village, but when you are on your own or with a small,quiet group they don't mind, they also don't like...

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  • Taizé style

    Taizé Restaurants

    Usually you buy your meal tickets for the whole week when signing in. Taizé doesn't encourage staying only for a day, except for adults who just want to get a feeling of the place. On Sunday afternoon the buses come to take back the young people leaving, while late Sunday morning the new youths arrive. That's why you can buy meal tickets for Sunday...

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Auxerre

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  • Knives and kitchenware

    Auxerre Shopping

    The shop window is delightful. Lovely kitchenware and quality knives. But when you go inside it's even better. A shop crammed with goods. Nothing fancy and rather small. But they have the most wonderful stuff. Madame et Monsieur know everything about what ever they sell.Laguiole is not a brand so you need to watch out for bad quality (as in buying...

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  • Hotel Parc des Marechaux

    Auxerre Hotels

    We came upon this hotel by chance, and, I'm so pleased we did, because it not only had parking...

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  • See the Art Museum and Bell-Tower at St....

    Auxerre Things to Do

    A 12C Romanesque belfry is situated to the West of the other religious buildins at St. Germanus. The space results from the destruction of the nave of the desanctified church. Other conventual buildings of the Abbey centered around the remnants of the cloister: a sacristy, chapter house and cellars are today and Art and History Museum. The belfry...

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Chalon-sur-Saône

Vézelay

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  • Watch the people parade.

    Vézelay Things to Do

    Vezelay has been a pilgrimage town for centuries. It still is, including religious pilgrims, history pilgrims and scenery pilgrims. They all receive satisfaction here.As you walk up the hill, you join a crowd of people heading up with you. There are tourist shops, restaurants, religious item stores . . . and yes, real monks and nuns padding about...

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  • Le Compostelle

    Vézelay Hotels

    Place du Champ-de-Foire, Vezelay, Burgundy, 89450, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Visit the church

    Vézelay Things to Do

    The wonderful church at Vezelay is not a cathedral which must have a bishop's chair. It is a basilica . . . a fine point for such a magnificent church. After Chartres, this is my favorite church in the entire world. It is not as ornate as, for instance, most Bavarian churches, but the very austerity is what I love about it. When you step inside,...

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Cluny

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  • Be sure to visit the Abbey Museum

    Cluny Things to Do

    The Musée Ochier, in the abbey palace, has remains of Romanesque sculptures. Remains of both the abbey and the village constructed around it are displayed, as well aspart of the Monks' Library.There are concerts there too. We walked in with the musicians, followed them to the Green Room and were promptly chased out by a very pleasant...

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  • Hostellerie Le Potin Gourmand

    Cluny Hotels

    Place du Champ de Foire, Cluny, 71250, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Market Day

    Cluny Things to Do

    The Market in Cluny was of the better ones we attended in Burgundy. Very good fresh produce were on sal, and the whole town came alive.Saturdays are market days.

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Avallon

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  • Avallon in flowers

    Avallon Things to Do

    Did you know that France has a unique "flower" rating system? The national competition of houses, villages and cities is organized by the National Committee for the Flowering of France (Comite National pour le Fleurissement de la France), hand in hand with the regions, departments and communities. The highest achievement is 4 flowers.Burgundy is...

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  • CHATEAU DE VAULT-DE-LUGNY CHF

    Avallon Hotels

    11, Rue du Chateau, Pontaubert, , Avallon, Bourgog

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The statue of Vauban

    Avallon Things to Do

    The statue of Vauban in the centre of Avallon is the work of the sculptor Bartholdi. The French military engineer Sebastien Le Prestre, Seigneur de Vauban [1633-1707], was among the most esteemed of King Louis XIV's subjects. He is best remembered as Le Maréchal de Vauban, a rank & title to which he was elevated in 1703. He was honoured thus in...

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Auxonne

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  • A walk down the main street

    Auxonne Things to Do

    I walked the street that leads to the bridge but it was fairly uninspiring. It's like tourism has decided to pass Auxone by and the locals don't really care.

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  • The roundabout

    Auxonne Things to Do

    The thing that caught my eye was actually the roundabout which was one of the most attractive I came across and that's saying something because some of the roundabouts in France were wonderful. More power to whoever thinks them up I say.

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  • A Rude interruption

    Auxonne Things to Do

    In 1840-1841, a needle barrier (200 m) was built on the Saône in Auxonne. The barrier allows the regulation of the flow on the river in order to maintain navigation nearly all the year. However, these days the needle barriers are obsolete and not easy to handle; ten of them were recently replaced on the Saône with modern valve barriers. The Auxonne...

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Autun

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  • Visit the cathedral St. Lazare

    Autun Things to Do

    We've visited the cathedral in sun and rain and believe me, sun is preferable. The stained glass windows are wonderful on a sunny day. They impress on a dark day, but you really don't get the full effect.Click on the photo to get more pictures. There is stained glass and the two magic statues inside that fix this particular cathedral in your mind...

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  • Logis de La Tete Noire

    Autun Hotels

    3,rue de l'Arquebuse, Autun, 71400, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Cathedral St.-Lazare: The West Front...

    Autun Things to Do

    It requires a detailed guide to find all of the original capitals still on the cathedral or to recognize any additions or copies, let alone hw to interpret them.Such a document is for sale. There are 6 capitals supporting the great tympanum of the West Facade that are from Gislebertus, 3 on each side above carved columns. The carving of columns is...

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Nevers

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Montbard

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Flavigny-sur-Ozerain

  • The fortifications

    Flavigny-sur-Ozerain Things to Do

    This picturesque village, high on a small mount, is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France.It was a fortified town in the Middle Ages, a fact that can still clearly be seen if you walk beyond one of the portals and onto the old ramparts. Built of mellow stone, the local inhabitants now take great pride in the preservation and...

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  • A glimpse of time

    Flavigny-sur-Ozerain Things to Do

    All around Flavigny there are little tags to let you know what century many of the buildings date back to; something I found of interest. It means you don't have to wonder how old they are, something that fascinates people like me from a country where there is no architecture remotely close to the age of the buildings shown here.There's also street...

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  • The crypt

    Flavigny-sur-Ozerain Things to Do

    The crypt is adjacent to where you buy the aniseed and is worth a quick look though, for me, sadly the captions are only in French. Still, some of the capitals are unmistakeably old and their are some Corinthian style columns surrounding a small altar that evoke times past.

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Saint-Fargeau

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  • Guédelon – the making of a castle

    Saint-Fargeau Things to Do

    Actually, Guédelon is the name of the forest. Here, the building of a castle started in 1998. They build this castle with medieval methods, i.e. like a castle would have been built starting from 1229. This place was chosen as it offers the necessary materials like wood, stone, clay, sand and water. All the tools they use are the ones used in the...

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  • Saint-Fargeau

    Saint-Fargeau Things to Do

    We only did a short visit of Saint-Fargeau in the evening and had dinner in a restaurant there. A building that you can’t miss in Saint Fargeau is the château. It dates from the 10th century, but was reconstructed in the 15th and 17th century. Behind the castle is a large park. The castle can be visited but it already was closed when we came....

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  • Tourist, Workers, Stone

    Saint-Fargeau Things to Do

    See the stone for the building amongs the tourist and workers, it's a nice thing to see when it here...

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Tournus

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  • Beautiful Waterfront Location

    Tournus Restaurants

    Picture the scene: - mid summer - fine weather - after a hard day's navigating on the Saone River, a drink and sustenance is top priority. There on the quay right above your mooring place for the night are restaurant tables on the pavement overlooking the River. The Carte offers meat for the men!We were delighted to find Restaurant Le Grill des...

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  • Hotel Aux Terrasses

    Tournus Hotels

    18 avenue du 23 Janvier, Tournus, 71700, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Brasserie - Bistrot - traditional French...

    Tournus Restaurants

    We sat outside on a raised deck capable of 35 covers on the footpath with an outlook of the square in front of the Hotel de Ville. Ideal location for a Summer’s evening. There was an inside dining area as well. The restaurant was full and many potential customers were turned away.Formulas to suit all tastes: Typical Up-market €26 features 4...

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