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Jan 9th, 2012, 04:27 PM
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Visiting Burgundy in the middle of May

My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Europe in May. We are planning to leave Spain by train and arrive somewhere in France, and then rent a car to drive around for 2 days before traveling on to Germany. We want a more scenic, countryside tour so we figured somewhere in Burgundy would be a good starting point. Does anyone have recommendations on good places to start and where we could visit in 2 days? I was thinking of starting in Dijon? Our interests would include a vineyard(of course), cute little towns to walk around in, possibly an easy hike?

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Jan 9th, 2012, 06:45 PM
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We stayed at a small inn near Avallon that was a former mill - Moulin des Ruats. It;s right next to a section of the French National Forest (we saw a sable from the forest running through the grounds of the inn. Also visited the town or Vezelay , which is historic, charming and has a wonderful Abbey to tour - and there are a ton of vineyards in the area. But 2 days is really cutting it short to tour the area. And be VERY cautious about drinking and driving - laws are much stricter than in the US - and taken seriously.
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Jan 9th, 2012, 07:31 PM
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We spent five days in Burgundy last September and spent three of those days driving around in the region visiting small towns and enjoying the picturesque countryside. Here are links to some of my Burgundy photos:

Cluny, Autun, Dijon
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sred...DAw&feat=email

Avallon, Vézelay, Bazoches
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sred...XbQ&feat=email

Pouilly, Semur, Alésia, Flavigny & More
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sred...0FQ&feat=email

If you would like to read the parts of my trip report for the area, it's here:

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...tober-2011.cfm

You might also take a look at a trip report that inspired us before our trip:

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...blue-skies.cfm

We did not focus on food or wine, nor did we visit a vineyard, but I'm sure you will get much good advice from fodorites on those subjects.

It's a lovely area, and even if you only have two days, you can certainly get a taste of its beauty and character.
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