This lovely town in the heart of Burgundy is a start for excursions to Dijon. Historic sights in Dijon include the crypt of St. Benigne, the Notre-Dame quarter and the Palais des Ducs which today houses the City Hall and the Fine Arts Museum.View Full Itinerary
Saint-Jean-de-Losne is the capital of boatmen and an inland port. The legendary cities of Dijon and Lyon are linked by the lush and beautiful Saône Valley, a symbol of all that is best in France – stately riverside villas and magnificent historical towns lining the banks of the Saône, exquisite Romanesque churches and opulent châteaux, the finest wines in Christendom and a gastronomy which is the envy of the world.View Full Itinerary
Dijon, a city in Romantic France, has numerous sights. Tour Philippe le Bon offers outstanding views. The Palace of Dukes of Burgundy now houses the Town Hall and Fine Arts Museum. Charming squares and streets lead past half-timbered houses and elegant mansions beneath church spires. Notre-Dame, the Gothic church dating from the 13th century, is a stone work of art with a unique facade of gargoyles and slender columns topped by the Jacquemart Clock which has struck each hour for townspeople since 1383. The Cathedral of Saint-Benigne has a crypt containing fascinating sculptures from around the year 1000. Near the cathedral are old churches of Saint Philibert and Saint Jean. The Archaeological Museum houses fascinating treasures. The Perrin de Puycousin Museum of Burgundian Life reconstructs the life of past Dijonnais and Burgundians, while the Museum of Sacred Art is housed in the former chapel. Dijon boasts parks and gardens, as well as the Port on Burgundy Canal where boats leave for cruises to the countryside.View Full Itinerary
During its 2000 year existance Beaune was for a short period the capital of the Dukes of Burgundy, then a busy commercial center for the cloth and wine industries. The town took on a defensive character through the continous fortification of its ramparts and castle whose functions were to protect its interests and inhabitants. In the 18th century Beaune became the center of commerce for Burgundy's fine wines. Today, the visitor finds a charming blend of medieval half timbered houses, the gentle curves of romanesque architecture, rooftops ornamented by weathervanes, fascinating townhouses and the multicolored tiles and lead "lacework " of the Hôtel Dieu within the city walls. Bastions and towers offer a peaceful protection to the region's most prestigous products, and the moat has been transformed into public or private gardens sheltering century old plant collections.View Full Itinerary
A stop should be made in the villages of Vougeot for a guided tour of the historic Castle Clos de Vougeot, the wine-making facilities of the Cistercian monks from the 12th century until the French revolution. See the château's kitchens, the massive wine presses, and the cellar. Visit a cellar to better understand the process of making world famous Burgundy wines. Taste and compare several wines.View Full Itinerary
Relax and enjoy your day as you cruise along the river and take in the magnificent scenery.View Full Itinerary
Verdun-sur-le-Doubs is a picturesque medieval town in the Saon-et-Loire of France, at the confluence of the Doubs and Saone. Verdun-sur-le-Doubs is a place of charming beauty and authentic French cuisine.View Full Itinerary
Situated in the Saone-et-Loire or the Burgundy region, Fragnes is located in eastern-center France. Visitors can stroll through the local markets, tour gardens of lush greenery of Abbaye de la Bussiere, hike through Cirque du Bout du Monde, or photograph the beautiful Hospices de Beaune.View Full Itinerary
Chagny is a tiny town in the Saône-et-Loire region of eastern France. It sits east of Burgundy and south of Beaune. The town’s sister city is England’s Garden City of Letchworth replicating its cultural, commercial and political diplomacy. Chagny’s protected environment anticipates tourists and offers outdoor activities, shopping centers, tourism services and lodging. Visitors can stroll through the 12th and 13th century Romanesque monuments and architectural influences, inhale the countryside's lush greenery while on a wine tour, and relax by the Canal du Centre afterwards.View Full Itinerary
St-Léger-sur-Dheune is a small village in the enchanting Burgundy (Bourgogne) region of France in the Saône-et-Loire department. Bike along the river, enjoy picturesque strolls through the charming gardens and vineyards, and delight in the authentic French cuisine in the village restaurants.View Full Itinerary
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