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From our base in Beaune, we will have four full days to explore - Monday through Thursday. After searching the forum, tourist office sites and several books, I have come up with these four potential daytrips:

1) Day split between Dijon and Beaune.
I want to visit the Hospice in Beaune, and in Dijon would follow the Owl Trail walking tour. Thinking of doing this by train or bus since I've heard parking in Dijon is difficult.

2) Beaune - Autun - Vézelay - Avallon - Beaune.
Autun for Roman site(s), then back roads to Vézelay (possibly via Bazoches to see Vauban's chateau), then back to Beaune via Avallon and the autoroute. This would be a longish driving day, maybe too much? Could skip Bazoches.

3) Beaune - Auxerre - Chablis - Noyers - Semur-en-Auxois - Beaune
Autoroute to Auxerre, then back roads to Semur-en-Auxois. At that point we can decide to get back on the autoroute to return to Beaune, or continue, if time permits, on back roads.

4) Beaune - Dole - Besançon - ?? - Beaune
A day out in the Franche-Comté for a change of scene. Don't know much about Dole, but a good friend has recommended Besançon where he spent a sabbatical some years ago. Have even thought of going beyond Besançon to Montbéliard. Would welcome comments or suggestions for Dole and/or other towns, villages, or other points of interest in this area.

When we leave Beaune, we will drive to Reims via Troyes. My idea is to have lunch in Troyes, walk around for awhile, then go on to Reims arriving late afternoon. We plan to take the N71 between Dijon and Troyes since it is designated a scenic route in places. According to mappy.fr, it will take about 40 minutes longer to take this route, but if it is worth it for the scenery, we'll do it.

Hope some of you out there have comments or suggestions for us. We're so looking forward to this trip and really appreciate all of you who are so generous with your knowledge and expertise.

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