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Marsannay and One Last Day in Beaune

At breakfast, we chatted with the gîte owners and the French family whose Weimaraner had, depending on whose side you were on, either attacked / or was attacked by the house cat. 810 more words

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Beaune, Part Deux: A Master Class in Burgundy

After a hearty breakfast of ham, cheese, and croissants at the gîte, we set off for Vosne-Romnée, a tiny commune about 30 minutes north of Beaune that is home to some of the most famous vineyards in Burgundy, if not in the world. 856 more words

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On The Road to Beaune

On a blustery, grey morning, we loaded ourselves into the Schtroumpfette and headed for Beaune, capital of Burgundy. We couldn’t resist stopping for lunch in Lyon, since it was roughly half-way. 429 more words

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This is not the Hotel California!

The Hundred Years War has recently ended, decimating the countryside and the people, roving bands prowl the area raping and pillaging those people still left, and there’s been a recent outbreak of the plague.  453 more words

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I've got a Beaune to pick with you!

Beaune, pronounced close to “bone” but with a slightly shorter “o”, is the wine capital of Burgundy, a walled city with an extensive old town and about half the battlements, ramparts and moat still remaining and in good condition.  185 more words

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Eighth Stop: Beaune, France

After about five hours on the train, we arrived in the capital of Burgandy – Beaune, France. It was quite a change from Nice with rain and temps in the 60s, not to mention just the difference going from a town centered around the beach to a moody, gray town focused around a small city center. 517 more words

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