Calling all Burgundy experts!

Apr 9th, 2008, 06:47 AM
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Calling all Burgundy experts!

So I am narrowing down our choices for the 4 days we will spend in Burgundy in 2 weeks (YEAH)! My 2 friends and I will be traveling from Chambrey on Monday and staying at the Hotel de Vougeot in Vougeot, between Beaune and Dijon, for 3 nights. Our tentative ideas are these and I'm looking for imput from the experts on Fodor's and open to other possibilities.

Stop in Tournus on the way and in this area visit Chateau Cormatin and perhaps a stop in Brancion. Arrive at the Hotel early evening.

Head out to Semur en Auxois and spend the day around this area visiting Abbaye de Fontenay, Chateau Bussy-Rabutin. AND/OR visit Beaune

Head out to Vezelay and the surrounding countryside. AND/OR visit Beaune.

Drive into Dijon, drop off rental car and spend day exploring this city. Catching the 4:30 TGV to Paris.

We enjoy a glass of wine and good food, but enjoy culture and history more. I do realize that this area holds so much more than the time we can afford to give it.

I have the Michelin Green Guide and ordered Michelin map 320. Also, I'm printing the routes out using the ViaMichelin web site. Since I'm the organizer of this adventure I try to be as prepared as possible.

Thank you for all your valuable advice!


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Apr 9th, 2008, 07:58 AM
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I think we saw about every chateau in Burgundy & Beaujolais last year - or at least it seemed that way. We found both Tanlay & Ancy le Franc to be MUCH more interesting than Bussy-Rabutin.

Also, I think Semur en Auxois is an A- when viewed from the outside, and a C on the inside, while Noyers is a B- from the outside and a B from the inside.

Stu Dudley

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Apr 9th, 2008, 08:13 AM
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If you do go to Vezelay I would recommend that you vist the Chateau de Vauban that is not far from there.
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Apr 9th, 2008, 10:45 AM
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I'm no expert, but I would do more than just "stop" in Beaune. We used it as our base and day tripped to many of the places on your itinerary. I think Beaune deserves at least a full day.

Have fun!
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Apr 9th, 2008, 11:54 AM
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>>recommend that you vist the Chateau de Vauban >>

Vauban's chateau is actually called Ch Bazoches if you want to look it up on a map or a guide book. I still like Tanlay or Ancy le Franc more.

Stu Dudley
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Apr 10th, 2008, 12:46 PM
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Thanks for all your input. I've checked evreyone's suggestions and I will tweak the itinerary. Any further ideas?

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