Beaune – Capital of Burgundy Wines

Hospice de Beaune

The Varnished-Tile Roofs of Beaune’s Hôtel-Dieu is the Symbol of Burgundy Abroad: Unlike Chablis and Dijon, Beaune is not a town that bears the name of a famous wine or a Burgundian product. The varnished-tile roofs of the Hospices de Beaune is the most recognisable symbol of Burgundy abroad, but that Beaune is the Capital […]

Hospices de Beaune – a Medieval Treasure

Beaune Hôtel Dieu

Hôtel-Dieu or Hospices de Beaune is this city’s Medieval Jewel : One of Beaune’s medieval treasures is the Hospices de Beaune or Hôtel-Dieu, a hospital that was built for the poor and needy by Nicolas Rolin and his wife, Guigone de Salins, in 1443 after the Hundred Years War. The Hôtel-Dieu’s striking geometric glazed-tile roof […]

Food in Central France

Escargots de Bourgogne, with garlic and butter

Food in Central France: a brief gastronomical tour! Burgundy and the Rhone Valley, the Jura and the Massif Centrale. Dijon; Nuit st Georges; Beaune; Cluny; Chablis; Santenay; Auxerre; Fontenay; Vezelay; Nevers; Autun; Macon; Arbois; Besancon; Ornans; Ronchamp; Limoges; Aubusson; Moulins; Vichy; Clermont-Ferrand; Le Puy-en-Velay; Conques; Lyon; Bourg-en-Bresse; Perouges; Montelimar; Grenoble; Chambery; Aix-les-Bains; Annecy; Evian-les-Bains; Lac […]

Tour Routes in France

Chateau Chambourd in the Loire

Tour Routes in France Virtually all multi-country Europe tours pass through or originate in Paris, but few see much more of France. It is possible to do a pretty extensive tour of France but even so some fairly important areas will be missing or only covered briefly. Regional tours are popular and give you more […]