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Old Apr 3rd, 2013, 03:22 AM
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Burgundy in 2 days

Hi everyone,

We will have 02 days out of Paris in early May & want to explore Burgundy with France's countryside villages, wine, fields, old town, anything related to nature, ect....

Can anyone please help to advise a journey with public transportation, places & hotels/B&B as well.

We are tourists, first time to France, so we will not rent car.

Many thanks in advance.
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Old Apr 3rd, 2013, 03:52 AM
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Well Burgundy really benefits from a car, however you might start by looking at trains to
Auxerre, Chablis, Beaune, the first two are officially in Burgundy and are very pretty. http://www.burgundytoday.com/towns/auxerre.htm click on the left for Chablis

Beaune is more the traditional place to visit http://www.beaune-tourism.com/ offer walking tours into the vinyards
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The easiest thing for you to do will be to take a train from Paris to either Dijon or Beaune. Dijon is a city and Beaune is a town. The vineyards and countryside are outside of these places and not easy to access without a car. But you could do a tour or rent bikes. There are some nice, easy bike trails from Beaune into the countryside and through the vineyards and small villages. Look at the tourist office websites for info on tours, things to see and do, wine tasting, biking, hiking, restaurants and accommodation:

http://www.beaune-tourism.com/

http://www.visitdijon.com/en/

Here is info about biking:

http://www.burgundy-by-bike.com/

To buy your train tickets to these places you'll get the cheapest prices by booking as much as 3 months in advance. Use www.voyages-sncf.com (in French) or www.tgv-europe.com (in English).

If you use the website www.tgv-europe.com don't forget to uncheck the box marked "Direct Trains" to see all possible options. If the TGV site redirects you to the RailEurope website then try again and enter Great Britain or Antarctic as your ticket collection country. Other countries may also work but just try to find a country that doesn't get you redirected to RailEurope. The RailEurope website often doesn't show all the trains and generally has higher prices but you can check just to compare. For trains that require reservations you can buy tickets up to 3 months or more in advance and the earlier you buy them the cheaper they will be. The discounted tickets are known as PREM tickets but these are non-refundable and can't be exchanged.

Here is a website that will tell you how to navigate the TGV website:

http://www.nickbooth.id.au/Tips/FrenchTrain.htm

An excellent website to learn all about train travel in Europe is www.seat61.com.
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Hotel du Nord in Dijon convenient and delicious Burgundian food, but even better was driving south to Beaune and from north from Epernay... easy renting and driving, pls consider
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Old Apr 3rd, 2013, 11:36 PM
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Thank you SO MUCH for your very detailed advices.
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