Burgundy

The Best Bike And Hike Holidays Burgundy

Written by on October 17, 2016 in Active Holidays, Burgundy, Tours in France
The Best Bike And Hike Holidays Burgundy

Burgundy is a land of vineyards and picturesque villages, of wine and good food, markets and chateaux. It’s also an absolutely brilliant place to ride a bike or take a hike! I’m not what you would call a bike or hike fanatic – I like to ride my bike from time to time, usually at a […]

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Maison Fallot Mustard Museum And Factory Visit In Beaune

Written by on April 9, 2016 in Burgundy, Gastronomy
Maison Fallot Mustard Museum And Factory Visit In Beaune

Maison Fallot mustard makers are a family owned business and one of the last independent mustard-makers in Burgundy. They produce 5% of the mustard made in France and for mustard fans, they have an extra treat – a mustard museum in the town of Beaune in Burgundy. Actually it’s an interesting visit either way as […]

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Visit to Cassisium, the Cassis Museum Burgundy

Written by on March 16, 2016 in Burgundy, Museums and Châteaux, Wine and Drinks
Visit to Cassisium, the  Cassis Museum Burgundy

You might not think that Cassis deserves its very own museum but if you ever go to Burgundy, you’ll realise that the blackcurrant liqueur is a star in this region and the Burgundians adore it! Actually it’s a favourite througout France and one of the most popular aperitifs in the country, Kir, uses Cassis. Cassis […]

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Dijon Market, one of the best markets in France

Written by on February 4, 2016 in Burgundy
Dijon Market, one of the best markets in France

If you’re a lover of French markets then Dijon in Burgundy needs to go on your bucket list, here’s why… Gastronomic Dijon Market Four days a week the famous covered market of Dijon lures foodies and gourmets to its hallowed halls. If you think you might have seen somewhere like it before, you might well […]

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Burgundy Canal Barge Trip

Written by on December 8, 2015 in Burgundy
Burgundy Canal Barge Trip

Discovering the hidden side of Burgundy while travelling in a hotel barge is a fascinating experience.  Everything is organised for you, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the voyage.  It is a perfect way to experience the rural heartland of France with its vineyards, lush fields and beautiful countryside. I travelled […]

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Chardonnay Day Burgundy

Written by on May 11, 2015 in Burgundy, Wine and Drinks
Chardonnay Day Burgundy

Did you know that May 21st is Chardonnay Day in the Bourgogne (Burgundy)? Now an international event, Chardonnay Day celebrates all things Chardonnay. And while the event got its start six years ago via social media in California, the history of the Chardonnay varietal starts in the Burgundy wine region. Some wine wags contend that […]

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Hospices de Nuits St Georges

Written by on March 16, 2015 in Burgundy, Wine and Drinks
Hospices de Nuits St Georges

Burgundy’s Alternative Wine Auction: Hospices de Nuits St Georges… In the shadow of Burgundy’s mega-watt Hospices de Beaune lies an alternative wine auction – the annual Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges. Held each March, the Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges makes up for in attitude what it lacks in media attention. Activities include a luxury chocolate festival, exclusive tastings and […]

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Guedelon A Medieval Chateau Built in 21st Century France

Written by on February 5, 2015 in Burgundy, Museums and Châteaux
Guedelon A Medieval Chateau Built in 21st Century France

In the small village of Guédelon in the départment of Yonne in Burgundy, between the towns of Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye and Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye an extraordinary project is underway. A medieval chateau is being constructed using 800 year old methods and tools – it is the biggest archaeological project of its kind in the world and it is extraordinary. […]

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Saint Vincent Tournante, Burgundy Wine Festival

Written by on January 20, 2015 in Burgundy, Wine and Drinks
Saint Vincent Tournante, Burgundy Wine Festival

You may know about Burgundy’s annual Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction held each November. Maybe even about the entire Trois Glorieuses, of which the auction is a part. But did you know about Burgundy’s OTHER famous wine festival – the Saint Vincent Tournante? Celebrated in late January each year, the festival honours the January 22nd feast day of St. Vincent, […]

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Hospices de Beaune Burgundy

Written by on August 8, 2014 in Burgundy, Photo gallery
Hospices de Beaune Burgundy

If you are ever in Burgundy and close to Beaune, then don’t miss out on a visit to the famous Hospices de Beaune (also known as L’Hotel Dieu de Beaune). You may have heard of it because of the famous wine auctions that are held there each year but there is far more to this […]

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