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Old Jul 15th, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Oops. Hit "reply" by accident. To finish:

It was additional advice offered to augment what had already been said.
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Old Jul 15th, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Exactly. It was all about the michelin maps, which a lot of people don't realize are such a great resource! In fact, a lot of people don't even USE paper maps and atlases anymore, which I find deplorable. The don't know what they're missing!
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Old Jul 15th, 2012, 10:54 AM
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StCirq - I'll be away the last two weeks of August (seeking the sun in the south that seems so elusive here in the north). But I will be here after Sept. 2nd so e-mail me and I'd love to meet up with you!
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Old Jul 15th, 2012, 11:38 AM
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FMT, we're looking for airfares right now, but will almost surely be in Paris for at least a couple of days after September 5 or so. So yes, I will!
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Old Jul 25th, 2012, 07:01 AM
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Two more thoughts for you to think about.... We love Burgundy. We always stay close to -Avallon in Montreal, France at a wonderful place called the maison creme anglaise. Website is www.maisoncremeanglaise. They have a wonderful B and B, a french cottage, and a wonderful gite.Montreal is tiny,but very close to all the villages French Mystique mentioned.I believe Christine will cook for you or recommend wonderful restaurants.Great place!
Another place we love is on the other side of the A6 and a little bit further away, but wonderful and worth your consideration is the Chateau Vaulx...incredible. it is south west of Beaune over west by Charolles in St julien de Civry.....about 3hours from Beaune. What a place...you will never want to leave. Check out the website www.chateauvaulx.com. Marty will also cook for you.
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Old Jul 25th, 2012, 12:01 PM
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Exactly. It was all about the michelin maps, which a lot of people don't realize are such a great resource! In fact, a lot of people don't even USE paper maps and atlases anymore, which I find deplorable. The don't know what they're missing!>

And you Luddite obviously do not know what you are missing by obviously not having a GPS - try looking at one and they are the equal at least of the old Michelin paper map - I actually think the Institute National Geographic (term?) maps are better by far than the Michelin maps - usually 1:1000000 in scale not 1:2000000.

Get with the times St Cirq before chastising others.
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Old Jul 25th, 2012, 12:19 PM
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I would recommend at least a stop in historic Vezelay, one of medieval Christiandom's most popular pilgrim sites but one that dried up when the bones of some saint or the Virgin Mary or whatever were exposed as fakes.

The town became practically a ghost town which was great because when it was restored in the 1800s it was in mint shape.

Wander the one cobbled street uphill to the famous basilica - like walking back into medieval days if the ubiquitous souvenir shops were not also strung along it!

http://www.amsterdam.info/health/pharmacies/

I would also recommend nearby Auxerre as a lovely old and modern town to stay overnight in.
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Old Jul 25th, 2012, 12:21 PM
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http://www.vezelaytourisme.com/

Oops when copying and pasting my previous past about Amsterdam pharmacies came out and I did not realize it until I read it above - here is the link the official tourist office of Vezelay!
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Old Jul 25th, 2012, 12:38 PM
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Although I confess to having had serious GPS envy during our last trip (especially for finding our way around in Troyes and Reims), I will say that we would not have had the wonderful experiences we had driving around in Burgundy without our Michelin atlas. Every day, we left our base in Beaune with an itinerary in mind. Every day, we diverted from that itinerary, usually because of something I saw on the map near our route that I thought would be worthwhile seeing.

Before our next trip to Europe I will acquire a GPS (and learn how to use it) to add to, not replace, my trusty Michelin road atlas.

Paper maps? GPS? I'll take both.
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