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Jul 5, 2017 - Day 11: Travelling to Beaune

Day 11: From Dijon to Beaune. Weather: Very warm, to HOT – 33C. Blue skies and full sun all day. Steps: 10 700 (6km). I farewelled Dijon around 11:00am after three most enjoyable days. I chose to go on D roads which take me through towns and villages as I have a chance to see more of the countryside. I certainly deviated off the road into a few villages which was interesting. As I was driving, I saw this amazing ‘chateau’ building and decided to investigate. After parking my car, I walked up to it only to find it was a “Lycee”, a...

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Sep 2, 2016 - Day five: Beaune

Our day started with a stroll towards downtown. We took a lengthy turn thru the town's chapel. Eric took great shots of the interior and i lit a candle for my Grandma Keck at the chapel for Mary. (These old churches have nooks, referred to as chapels, off the central hall) Then we decided to picnic. We stopped a boulangerie for sandwiches, got a bottle of wine, and enjoyed lunch on the hotel's shaded terrace. After a nap we picked up our rental car and took it around town while eric refreshed his manual shifting skills. I found this more...

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Jul 5, 2016 - Tour to Beaune

Today we took a coach ride to Beaune. It is a very picturesque village. We had a tour of a mustard factory -Fallot - there are only 4 left in France. It was very interesting and we even go to make our own mustard, and had tasting of lots of different mustards. The tasting room was very modern with a bar type apparatus and jars of mustards at the top which you pressed down and mustard came out of a metal tube under the bar. It was very hygienic and quite clever. Have a look at our pictures. We were then taken for a walking tour around parts...

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May 13, 2016 - Beaune

Today we visited Beaune, the unofficial capital of the Cote d'Or. It is an ancient and historic town with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras, through the medieval and renaissance periods and up to recent history and modern times. It has a very interesting central "old town" and we spent some time wandering around the streets and visiting some of the antique stores. Also visited the church known as Notre Dame de Beaune. Built in the 12th century, with extra chapels added in the 13th and 16th centuries. The usual amazing...

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Apr 8, 2016 - Beaune

We are getting closer to Paris with one more stop in the small town of Beaune. Beaune is known for it’s colorful tile roofs. It was fun to walk this small town with its cobblestone streets and beautiful small markets. We bought some mustard as they have quite a variety since the town of Dijon is not that far away. We explored the town on our own and it was such a beautiful and relaxing place with wonderful shops. We purchased some sandwiches for lunch but just admired the chocolate and pastry shops. Then we were on to Paris for the final...

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Jun 12, 2015 - ...on to Beaune, France

Today we headed to Beaune, France. Beaune is the half way point between Paris and Geneva. Beaune is the wine capitol of Burgundy in the Côte d'Or in eastern France. Beaune is a key wine center in France. It is an ancient an historic town with pre-Roman remains, Roman remains, medieval and Renaissance features. 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 really impressive. Landmarks in Beaune that we were able to see included the...

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Jan 7, 2015 - Beaune

No frost today but a misty, foggy start. Temperature during the day did get up to the mid forty degrees Fahrenheit but dropped again in the late afternoon. We passed lots of vineyards on our way today as we are in a Champagne producing area. We were planning to stay on an Aire in Dijon tonight but when we got there it was closed so we pushed on South to a town called Beaune. We were following the Seine river & stopped beside it for a picnic lunch at midday. We actually passed signs pointing to the source but decided to keep going. We did...

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May 25, 2014 - Beaune Day 2

The chateau is in a lovely setting and would be a nice spot for those wanting to absorb the country experience of walking, bike riding or lazing in the sun. We are primarily using it as a base to explore the older town of Beaune. Our start this morning is quite late and it is not until 1030 hrs that we drive into town. Parking is not a problem for a Sunday morning and having parked walk into the centre looking for breakfast. Our restaurant of choice offers nothing but coffee and croissants which suits, however, being Sunday the croissants...

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May 24, 2014 - Beaune

We breakfast snacked at the same coffee shop in the Balexert shopping centre as yesterday, departing the hotel for Beaune in the Burgundy region at 0945 hrs. The traffic is light for Saturday morning and we quickly clear the city. This is probably the best road system we've travelled for what is our longest day trip (234 km) to date. As we pass the half way mark and feeling weary from driving at 130km, we decide to break and visit the Museum de la Bresse. This is a heritage restoration project that traces the culture and life style of the...

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Nov 12, 2012 - Wine country

A bus trip back towards where we came from to the town of Beaune (pronounced Bone), wine capital of Burgundy. Many of the vineyards are still owned by Hospices de Beaune, founded in 1443 as a hospital. We visited the hospital, Hotel Dieu. It is very large and served as a hospital from 1452 until 1971. There were 30 beds lined up end to end on both sides of the room with a very high ceiling. The beds were short and narrow, as they did not sleep lying down, only dead people lay flat, and 2 persons to a bed. There was actually "privacy" as the...

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Jul 18, 2012 - Beaune ... capitale de la Bourgogne

Lundi le 16 juillet 2012 Jour 22 Départ de Lyon vers Beaune Il est bien de rester près des gares. Nous prenons le train à l’heure pour une durée de 90 minutes. Nous ne regrettons pas nos choix que de voyager par train. C’est si simple. Nous arrivons dans la capitale du vin en Bourgogne en fin d’avant-midi. Le Gîte L’Octroi Saint-Jacques de 3 chambres est à 2 km de la gare. Les propriétaires, des retraités, ont aménagé l’ancienne demeure qui est adjacente à leur terrain servant d’octroi au 15e siècle. L’octroi étant une taxe d’entrée dans...

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Jul 10, 2012 - In the Heart of Burgundy Wine Country

July 10th After another hearty hotel breakfast, we headed out on Sunday morning to the metro to take us to La Gare de Lyon for our train to Beaune in the wine growing region of Burgundy. The train, a TGV high speed train destined for Zurich, was very crowded and there was scarcely room to store our luggage. We transferred to a local train in Dijon for the 20 minute trek to Beaune. The train travels at close to 300 kms/hr. so it really speeds along! We arrived in Beaune at about 1pm. It is a grand old wine capital of Burgundy with a...

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