Base in Burgundy

Nov 20th, 2004, 03:00 PM
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Base in Burgundy

After travelling around the Bavarian Alps, Black Forest and Alsace, my husband & I are planning a week in Burgundy. We're thinking of finding a base for the week and do day trips from there. Anyone got any thoughts on a good place to use as a base? We'll have a car so transport is not an issue. We would like somewhere that isn't too remote (read has a couple of restaurants) but has a good village feel to it. Thanks!
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Nov 20th, 2004, 03:51 PM
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The outskirts of Beaune would be one suggestion.
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Nov 20th, 2004, 04:13 PM
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It was a B&B called Home and we could walk into Beaune within 10 minutes.
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Nov 21st, 2004, 08:54 AM
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We stayed in Nuits-St. Georges which is mid way between Dijon and Beaune. The charming b& b was Domaine de Loisy. Madame de Loisy is an expert on wine and is also a certified guide She was very helpful in helping us plan our daily trip. The website is: www.domaine-de-loisy.com
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Nov 21st, 2004, 01:14 PM
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In the village of Romanèche-Thorins is the pleasant Les Maritonnes, a hotel with a very good restaurant that features classic Burgunding cuisins. Great pool. The hotel is near the Château de Meurseault, the Montrachet region, and other places of note.
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Nov 21st, 2004, 02:33 PM
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Outside Beaune on the way to Dijon, we stopped here for a fantastic dinner (wished we'd stayed here, it is lovely)
www.lespaulands.com

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Nov 21st, 2004, 11:29 PM
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Thanks everyone! Has anyone out there spent time exploring the Morvan? And what about the north-western part of Burgundy, around Auxerre - is that worth spending time in or should we focus on the Dijon to Lyon area. We're interested in the food & wine as well as nice countryside.
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Nov 22nd, 2004, 12:59 AM
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we've spent time driving around in the morvan... it is nice to visit in summer and on a beautiful autumn day, but it is not an area I would fancy visiting during a rainy period.
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Nov 24th, 2004, 12:59 PM
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Beaune is an excellent base for Burgundy. My husband and I stayed at Hotel Le Cep in early October. There are wonderful restaurants, all in walking distance - Le Benaton had to be one of the best meals we had on our entire trip (and we dined at quite a few Michelin rated restuarants). Additionally, one of our favorite experiences was a private day trip with Colette Barbier ([email protected])learing about and tasting the most fabulous wines on earth!!!
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Nov 24th, 2004, 02:31 PM
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The Auxerre/Avallon region is worth a day's visit.
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Nov 24th, 2004, 02:35 PM
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I highly recommend in Avallon but secluded, not in town, The Moulin Des Ruats. After three times there. I will always go back if in the area.
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