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A circle detour on the D103 will take you to Alise Sainte Reine, a quiet hilltown with Roman ties. This fortified town is the scene of the last stand of the Gauls against Caesar. Follow signs to Mont Auxois which is located above the village and was the site of Caesar’s final victor... more

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Aloxe Cortonis a great commune whose vineyards were once owned by Charlemagne. Legend states that Aloxe Corton is known for both its red and white wines because, during the time that Charlemagne owned the vineyards, his wife claimed that red wine stained his white beard and so he orde... more

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Recommended by Chateau de Villette: Autun,  a small town of about 17,000, located in Burgundy, was originally built during the time of Roman Emperor Augustus. There are still a number of Roman buildings/ruins you can visit including the impressive Autun Cathedral.  ... more

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With its narrow cobbled streets Avallon is a larger town with cozy old houses at its center.... more

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The best way to take in the town of Beaune is to park and walk into the narrow old streets of 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 Duke of... more

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Berze le Chatel is a charming hillside village.... more

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Located in 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 is especially worth visiti... more

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The medieval-walled town of Brancion is an enchanting place to visit. With a history that goes back to the 10th century, it was once considered one of the most strategic strongholds in southern Burgundy. It is necessary to park outside town and then venture by foot to explore this vil... more

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Chablis is a busy little town which is synonymous with the elegant, dry white wine of Burgundy. Chablis wine roads travel into the surrounding hills, with the finest vineyards being found just northeast of the town. Cross the River Serein and turn left on the D91, a small road that l... 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-Hôtel André Ziltener (also a hotel). This informative tour (given in English, French, or German) includes a tasting of the four g... more

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Welcome to Cluny and its famous Benedictine abbey, Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul. Founded in 1910, 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 monastaries throughout ... more

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Cormatin is a quiet country town known for its internationally acclaimed, Château de Cormatin. 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... more

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The intriguing town of Dijon is where 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 Valois. It is one of France’s most popula... more

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A wonderful place to visit is the picturesque village of Flavigny sur Ozerain. It’s 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 o... more

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In this area of France, small country towns 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 Mâconna... more

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Gevrey Chambertin is where you join 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 of the re... more

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Meursault is a larger village that offers tasting at small vintners and at the larger Domaine du Château de Meursault. (Tel: 03.80.26.22.75.)... more

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Montbard is home to one of France’s most wonderful monuments and attractions, L’Abbaye de Fontenay. Approximately six kilometers from Montbard, traveling in the direction of Chatillon sur Seine, set against a backdrop of forest, this beautiful abbaye, its fountains and gar... more

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Noyers is a charming little walled town of timbered houses.... more

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Nuits Saint Georges is somewhat larger than the other towns. A great deal of wine is blended here under the town’s name.... more

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Orches is a village clinging to the limestone cliffs.... more

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Pommard is where tasting is offered at the château on the outskirts, as well as at other enticing vintners in the crowded confines of the village. (Tel: 03.80.22.12.59, www.chateaudepommard.com.)... more

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Visible on the horizon of the charming village of La Rochepot 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 ruins of the original ... more

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Saint Romain

Saint Romain is a steep sloping village high above the vineyards.... more

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Welcome to the medieval town of Semur en Auxois. Nestled on the loop of the river Armançon, this is a very picturesque walled village with its massive stone towers, numerous bridges, church or Notre Dame and maze of houses all straddling the river on either side of the rocky sp... 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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The magical pilgrimage site of Vézelay is an interesting place to visit. 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 wi... more

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Vougeot

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, chos... more

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