Burgundy, France

Old May 29th, 2012, 06:34 PM
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What I have is the newer version of the Michelin guide to Burgundy/Jura, copyright 2000. Michelin is rather coy about letting you know just which edition you have in front of you. The earlier edition was just Burgundy, and it was hard to find in English.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 06:35 PM
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Stu,

I cannot imagine how you could have been underwhelmed by the cathedral in Autun. For us it ranks right up there with the ones at Vézelay and Chartres.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 08:46 PM
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>>>I cannot imagine how you could have been underwhelmed by the cathedral in Autun.>>>

This is what I stated earlier:
>The cathedral (upper town), however, really was remarkable – enormous and inserting its presence in almost any panorama of Autun. We walked around the interesting small streets adjacent to the cathedral. We then followed the walking itinerary that we picked up at the tourist office, just to make sure we were giving the town a “fair shake”, but we ultimately questioned whether this would really be destination town (except for the cathedral).
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Old May 30th, 2012, 03:14 AM
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Thank you Underhill. We have copyright 2010. It is on page 244. I was looking under Tanlay vs Chateau de Tanlay. My oversite.

Here is our dilemma everyone. We have 3 full days in the area. We write off day one as we land from an overseas flight and just expect by the time we get to Massangis, it will be around 2pm. We will probably settle in and go for a nice walk and a dinner and rest. Then start fresh the next morning.

We have always been told "don't do too much" and we totally understand it. So given what I wrote a few e mails before about our three days, we were trying to figure out what was "really worth it" and what wasn't. The one day going towards Dijon and it now sounds like we should see Beaune is a full day down that way. Not sure if anything can be seen in that day.

So any comments about the things that are a "must see" (and I know everyone will have their own view point and I appreciate it), is always welcome.

Thanks again. Everyone is always so good at getting us to really think about our itinerary.

Have a good day.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 04:22 AM
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Our favourite things after two trips are:

Day spent in Dijon doing the owl tour you can get from the tourist office, some more reviews
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attract..._Burgundy.html

Market day in Beaune (although great even without the market) with a trip to the hospice and the marche du vins
http://www.burgundytoday.com/towns/beaune.htm

You must do the wine tasting in the cellars!!
http://www.marcheauxvins.com/vin-bea...-aux-vins.html

Hospice site in French. http://www.hospices-de-beaune.com/in...-Dieu/Le-Musee

Combined with Beaune you could do a drive through the surrounding vineyards and villages.

My parents loved Fontenay and vezelay as well.

If you mean chateau neuf du pape we thought the surrounding areas were not as scenic as farther north so I wouldn't bother.

Hope this helps!
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Old May 30th, 2012, 09:23 AM
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Châteauneuf-du-Pape is far south of Burgundy, near Avignon.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 09:45 AM
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Thank you everyone. Appreciate the effort you take to respond. It is so helpful.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 03:05 PM
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Châteauneuf-en-Auxois

http://www.chateauneuf.net/
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Old Sep 30th, 2012, 02:58 AM
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We are back. We wanted to share that the B&B in Massangis called Carpe Diem was outstanding. The service provided by Patrick and Eric was second to none. The dinners at night were the highlight of our eating experience.

We drove to Dijon and alot of the cities, owns and villages all of you recommended. We loved Auxerre, Vezelay, and L'Abbe de Fontenae, Chablis. Avallon was just ok.

Thanks again, everyone for all of your help.
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Good to know, how about a visit report?
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