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4-Night Burgundy Bike Tour from Beaune
" Day 1: Arrival in BeauneArriving in the city of Beaune. After check-in you are free to relax or explore the city. There is plenty to see and do here. The famous Hospices de Beaune a hospital built in the 15th century to look after Beaune’s poor and sick is also very interesting as is the Athénaeum a bookshop shop and wine cellar dedicated to the art of wine making. Take your time to explore this nice town and walk its old cobbled streets. Orientation meeting and delivery of road books maps ... Overnight in centrally located 3*hotel in Beaune.Day 2: Beaune to Beaune: 15.5 miles (25km)Loop ride through the Côte de Beaune vineyards
From EUR763.00
 
Burgundy Bike Tour with Wine Tasting from Beaune
"This tour takes you into the vineyards of the cote de Beaune. After a briefing about how to use the bicycle and adjust your helmet you will be riding in the heart of the Burgundy wine region. This full day bike tour in Burgundy has everything from wine tasting to visiting a charming XIII century medieval castle.This Burgundy bike tour takes you on a breathtaking route through the hills of the Cote de Beaune passing vineyards villages and fields. Taking in the sights smells and sounds enjoy a scenic downhill before to cross the plots of Montrachet Grand Cru.With your guide have lunch and taste the local delicacies. Aftwards
From EUR170.00
 
Private day trip to Burgundy from Paris
"The tour starts at 7am with direct pick up at your centrally located Paris hotel/ you will be travelling in a luxury minivan Mercedes Benz and our driver/guide will accompany you throughout the whole day on which he will entertain you with the stories ab the history of the region or with many anecdotes of today's France. The tour is private and therefore you will not share it with other guests. This makes the tour more personal and flexible!- Visit and tasting at Chateau Pommard (€20 depending on availability)- sightseeing of the region + time for photos- stop in the vineyards""""Private driver/guide trip to the famous Burgundy wine region in France. The day tour involves a visit of the historic city Beaune and its famous hospital ""Hospice de Beaune"" where the world famous wine is still being produced plus other interesting sightseeing through the countryside and the villages such as Chassagne-Montrachet Volnay
From EUR1,063.00

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FORTIFIED TOWERS

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the Besancon Citadel. Created by Vauban in the 17th century, it's considered to be one of the finest in France. The site is encircled by ramparts topped by...
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Nov 08, 2015

MARKETS

Located in Place de la Revolution in the historic centre of Besancon is where "The all kinds of things" markets are held on Tuesdays 7 - 1pm, Fridays 7 - ?, Saturdays 7 - 7pm.I was there on a wet...
balhannah
Nov 07, 2015

MODERN ART AROUND BESANCON

A walk around Besancon led me to a nice garden with a modern sculpture, beds of flowering annuals and plenty of seating. I don't know what the sculpture depicts, but the second photo is done in the...
balhannah
Nov 07, 2015

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH

The St. Francis Xavier Church was built thanks to Antoine-François Gauthiot Ancier donating his entire fortune to the Jesuits of Comtois, on the sole condition they erect a church annex Victor Hugo...
balhannah
Nov 07, 2015

ST. PETER'S CHURCH

St. Peter's Church was built in the IV century and has been rebuilt many times. .In 1780, plans were presented for a new church to be built in the shape of a Greek cross in the heart of the city. The...
balhannah
Nov 07, 2015

LE MINOTAURE

As I walked beside the River I came across what looked to be a sculpture, I really couldn't make out what it was as it was in the middle of the River Doubs. I have since discovered it is a modern...
balhannah
Nov 07, 2015
 
 
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NOTRE- DAME REFUGE CHAPEL

Located a little further on from the St. Jacques Hospital gates is the Chapel of Our Lady of Refuge or Notre-Dame du Foyer. The Chapel is attached to what was once the "convent of Refuge" in 1709 and...
balhannah
Nov 07, 2015

SAINT JACQUES HOSPITAL

It was the beautiful gates that made me stop and take a look at the Saint-Jacques Hospital in Besançon. Blacksmith, Nicolas Chapuis was the maker of these gates. On the pediment of the main grid is...
balhannah
Nov 07, 2015

THE COURTHOUSE

Built in 1585 and used by the Parliament of Besancon, this building is now used as the Besancon Court-house. It's called a Palace. For me, this was the most attractive building in Besancon. The...
balhannah
Nov 07, 2015

THE GRAND RUE

The Grand Rue is a name derived from the Gallo-Roman era. It happens to be one of the oldest routes of the city. It is the main street of Besancon and leads into Revolution Place. This street is lined...
balhannah
Nov 07, 2015

VICTOR HUGO

Victor Hugo, the Poet/Writer was born at 140 Grande Rue, Besancon on February 26, 1802.. There you can visit his house and see four rooms with four different themes.* free speech * the triptych...
balhannah
Nov 07, 2015

FOUNTAIN DES EAUX ARCIER

Another fountain I came across in Besancon was the fountain Des Eaux Arcier, only this wasn't the original built in 1560, not the replacement from 1743, nor from 1822 or 1854 but from 1860. The 1743...
balhannah
Nov 07, 2015

CLARRISES FOUNTAIN

Also known as the fountain of the Poor Clares, this public fountain is located near the entrance of the old school of artillery of Besancon. The Convent of Poor Clares was situated here, now all that...
balhannah
Nov 07, 2015

DOUBS RIVER WALKS & CRUISES

Entering Besancon we found where-ever we went there was water, this was because the old town of Besancon is situated in a loop of the River Doubs.I walked alongside it for quite a way and saw one of...
balhannah
Nov 07, 2015

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