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In the vicinity of Chablis is the memorable Abbaye de Fontenay that was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1981. L’Abbaye de Fontenay. Set against a backdrop of forest, this beautiful abbaye, its fountains and gardens will prove a highlight of your trip. (Open all year). Fo... more

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Cluny and its famous Benedictine abbey, Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul was founded in 910. Its abbots were considered as powerful and influencial as the kings or pope for the role they played in the ecclesiastical reform movement that reached to over 2000 monasteries throughout Western E... more

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The picturesque village of Flavigny sur Ozerain, whose most recent fame is due to the fact it was used as the stage set for the film Chocolat, is charming. With its ancient narrow streets, fortified gates and religious and architectural heritage this is a wonderful old city to explor... more

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Vézelay is a magical pilgrimage site. Sitting high on its hilltop above the surrounding countryside and for many people the highlight of a visit to Burgundy, this little town of Vézelay is full of narrow streets lined with old houses with sculptured doorways and mullione... more

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Built on a rocky outcrop just below the village of Berze le Ville is a lovely 12th-century chapel, Chapelle des Moines. Commissioned by the abbot of Cluny, its first structure was destroyed by a storm but then rebuilt by Italians. Intimate with a Byzantine-influence architecture, it i... more

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Many people visit the incredible pilgrimage site and village of Vézelay. Ten kilometers south on the D958 is a wonderful privately owned 12th century château, it is gorgeous in its furnishings and regal setting. The medieval stronghold of Château Bazoches-du-Morva... more

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East from Semur it is a beautiful drive through farmland. Enroute you will pass the dramatic Château at Epoisses. It is possible to tour the grounds and gardens as well as its impressive interior. Flanked by towers and surrounded by a moat, the fortification encloses a community... more

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The lovely Château de Cormatin is surrounded by gorgeous gardens and heralded as having some of the most magnificent Louis XIII apartments left in France with its wonderful furnishings and tapestries, it is also famous as the site for many international meetings hosting heads of... more

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Small country towns of Mâconnais are synonomous with the world’s finest wines–Pouilly, Fuissé and Saint-Véran. A maze of country roads cross back and forth and journey through the vineyards that embrace these charming wine villages of Mâconnais. T... more

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On the approach to the charming village of La Rochepot, visible on the horizon is its intricate, fairy-tale castle with its multi-tiled roof in vibrant colors of yellow, olive, red, black, and ochres, which has stood on its rocky peak since the 13th century. You can also see the ruin... more

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The wonderful wine town of Pommard is just south of Beaune when traveling the A74 in the direction of Chagny. Detour a short distance off the A74, taking the D973 to Pommard where tasting is offered at the château on the outskirts, as well as at other enticing vintners in the c... more

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Clos de Vougeot, Gilly, Burgundy, France

The hillsides of Clos de Vougeot were first planted by Cistercian monks in the 14th century and a stone wall was built to encircle the vineyards and protect them from raiders in the One Hundred Years’ War. An organization called Chevaliers du Tastevin, now recognized worldwide, ... more

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The hillsides of Clos de Vougeot were first planted by Cistercian monks in the 14th century and a stone wall was built to encircle the vineyards and protect them from raiders in the One Hundred Years’ War. An organization called Chevaliers du Tastevin, now recognized worldwide, ... more

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The Côte Chalonnais is a geographic extension of the Côte de Beaune with its four thousand hectares of grapes planted from Chagny in the north to just north of Tournus. Leading vineyards of the Chalonnaise are Rully, Mercurey, Givry, and Montagny. The Côte Chalonnais... more

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From Dijon begins the wine region of the prestigious Côte de Nuits. The wine estates date back to 10th-century abbeys whose monks first planted vineyards predominately with the Pinot Noir grapes. Much of the 3,000 hectares are enclosed behind stone walls and the vineyards are re... more

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At the heart of the Burgundy Wine Region, not too far south of Beaune, the heart and capital of Burgundy, is a wine town synonomous with some of the world's most famous wines - Meursault. A lovely village one will discover numerous small vintners who offer tastings or continue on ... more

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Flavigny sur Ozerain is a picturesque village whose most recent fame is due to the fact it was used as the stage set for the film Chocolat. With its ancient narrow streets, fortified gates and religious and architectural heritage this is a wonderful old city to explore on foot. It is... more

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From Meursault, the D973 brings you into Auxley Duresses. At the far end of the village turn right following the brown signs indicating Haute Côte de Beaune. This wine route takes you on a narrow country lane up through the steeply sloping village of Saint Romain, high above the... more

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Located at the heart of the Burgundy wine region, take time to walk the narrow old streets of Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Today the most important landowner in the region is the Hospices de Beaune, a charitable organization founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of th... more

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Located at the heart of the Burgundy wine region, take time to walk the narrow old streets of Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. Today the most important landowner in the region is the Hospices de Beaune, a charitable organization founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of the... more

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With its narrow streets winding down to the banks of the Saône, Tournus was once a prominent fishing town and the curious horizontal stones that pierce many of the town roofs are testament to that history. Tournus is also the northern geographic marker for the region of the M&a... more

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Recommended by La Chouette qui Chante: A wonderful Resistance museum (first parachute drops to France from Britain were made here). You have a real sense of those bleak years and the heroism of the people. This has proved one of the favourite attractions with many of our visitors. ... more

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A bustling city, Dijon is king in the wine region of Burgundy. It's sprawling suburbs hide a historic core. Rue des Forges is the most outstanding of the old streets. Even if you are not a museum lover, you will enjoy the Musée des Beaux Arts in the palace of Charles de Val... more

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Beaune is the heart and sole of the Burgundy wine region. It is a charming walled town and is fun to explore. Be sure to visit the Musée du Vin de Bourgogne in the Hôtel des Ducs de Bourgogne. (Closed Tues, Dec to Apr, tel: 03.80.22.08.19.) There are delightful shops, ... more

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With its narrow streets winding down to the banks of the Saône, Tournus was once a prominent fishing town and the curious horizontal stones that pierce many of the town roofs are testament to that history. Fishing nets were draped on poles that were suspended between the stones,... more

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From the village of Gevrey Chambertin begins the great wine and tourist route, Route des Grands Crus, winding you through the villages that produce the premier Burgundian wines. As you drive around, look for the Flemish-style colored tiles arranged in patterns that decorate the roofs ... more

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With its narrow streets winding down to the banks of the Saône, Tournus was once a prominent fishing town and the curious horizontal stones that pierce many of the town roofs are testament to that history. Fishing nets were draped on poles that were suspended between the stones,... more

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This is a very scenic drive on a country road that follows the picturesque, narrow, wooded valley of the rushing River Cousin and ends up in the town of  Avallon.... more

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The vineyards of Chambolle–Musigny produce some spectacular wines and you can learn about them at the wine museum housed in the cellars of the Château du Petit Musigny ( formerly the Château-Hôtel André Ziltener). This informative tour (given in English, French, or German) inclu... more

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