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The small town of Beaune! This city was a very nice change of pace from the hustle and bustle of Paris and Versailles. The charm of Beaune is that it is in the middle of wine country here in France. There are vineyards that stretch for miles around the borders of the town.
We started the day with a very tasty Beaune breakfast. Croque Madame for myself and ...
At 8am we stood in front of the most ornate house I've ever seen, the Palace of Versailles. Our goal was to see how the kings of the past ruled over the land. After seeing the Palace from the outside, we already knew that these people were on a whole other level when it came to decorations. I don't think we saw one piece of furniture that didn't have gold in it. Pretty ridiculous, but ...
... br> Along the way, you'll stop for a visit in Beaune, which is one of the main towns of the Cote d'Or region. The rich soil of Beaune produces many of the world's finest wines. Here you'll enjoy a walking tour through the old town, with its winding cobbled streets dotted with outdoor cafes and open-air markets. The tour includes one of Beaune's most notable landmarks, ...
We made our way to the MH Aire, right by a lake and 100m from the Roman theatre.
Across the road behind us was Autun Cemetery. It was full of people getting ready for Touts Saints - All saints day- on Saturday. They were washing and polishing headstones and all the family graves were ablaze with flowers. Luckily we ...
... Meursault Vineyards for a wine tasting. The Winery produces a range of Pinot Noir and C******ey that were as good as any we tasted on our trip. Notably this particular Vineyard has not used any chemical fertilisers for some 15 years.
Our last day in Autun we had a coach trip to Dijon, then on to the old town Beaune to visit the Hospices de Beaune, built some 550 years ago its buildings were in remarkably good condition with ...