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... is the capital of the Burgundy region (as in the wine) and is the home of a number of tasty dishes most notable being beef bourguignon and coq au vin (chicken in red wine). So we were dearly hoping to get the opportunity to taste 1 or both while in the region. It also seemed like a pleasant city from the descriptions we had read.
If first impressions count for anything, I felt it had a really good vibe about it from the first moments in the city. We ...
... I balanced a plate on a stick on the palm of my hand not holding on. there was another one where you rolled it down your arms then it rolls down a stick then flipped it over. The man was really good at everything.
Swordfighting was really boring. All you had to do was hit a shield.
Last of all we made a shield painting and looked at a knight's tomb. The knight on the tomb looked like a normal person.
At the tomb we had ...
On our way back to Switzerland, we stayed in the capital of Burgundy, the city of Beaune. We rode about 495 kms in total this day, with mostly highway riding.
We went into the city center for a glass of wine and dinner. The centre is quite interesting, with many wine bars and restaurants.
The wine we had was good, but we needed more time to really get an appreciation of the local wines.
We had left Périguex early as we had a long ride of almost 500 km, and were using the main roads. In the Burgundy region, we started to take the secondary roads and we came along the side of the Canal du Centre and stopped to see one of the locks in operation.
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... then drove on to Vosnee Romanee. After driving around we found the vineyards of Romanee Conti and La Tache, the legendary burgundies that usually go for $5000 per bottle. I touched the fence for a photo op as the closest I'll get.
That night we drove into Beaune and went to Le Goret, a famous down-market eatery that only serves pork - in huge portions. It only seats about 16 and was full. A fun evening.