Chateau de Gilly
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... to look down and see some amazing views of the city we just left. It was all t he peace we needed. Beaune left an impression on us.
After the hike, we took in a few of the shops around Beaune. They had a Salvador Dali museum, but it was closed for the day. We picked up some wine, grabbed some dinner and called it a night. We had an early train to Cannes the next ...
After breakfast, depart Paris for the renowned province of Burgundy, one of France's eleven major wine-producing regions. Perhaps more than anything else, France is known for its legendary wine, which is part of the country's heritage and a great source of national pride. Wine has been produced in France for centuries, and in Burgundy there are vineyards nearly ...
... by lockmasters, who are supposed to do all the work. I decided I had to try my hand at it. I conjured up enough French to ask the lockmaster and soon I was opening and closing locks and cranking up the water gates. Lockmasters are not always dependable for working so my increased skill set came in handy a couple of times up river.
Lockmasters of the past, each had an assigned lock with ...
... me de Cassis to acidic white wine (Aligoté) is how it is typically served. Otherwise I’m sure it would be perfect straight over ice cream or even better in champagne (Kir Royale)! While wines are described as fruity, leathery, etc., we found these liqueurs reminded us of Christmas. Oh Joy!
Next, Chapter 2 of our Adventures in Burgundy .....
... periods and up to recent history and modern times.Beaune is a walled city, with about half of the battlements, ramparts, and the moat, having survived and in good condition, and the central "old town" is extensive. Historically Beaune is intimately connected with theDukes of ...