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Vicky from Athens

Oh my, what timing you have with this post. My sister and I just returned from France and we spent a day seeing a little of Burgundy. We drove right through Puilly and Fuisse on our way to Chasselas. We were looking for one Philippe Jambon and his vineyard - we wanted to buy some of his wine. Our maiden name was Jambon and we decided we had to have some wine with our name on the label. And meet a long lost cousin, of course! We found his house but no one was home - someone was driving away as we were parking in front of the house. It's a long way from Athens, GA and Pensacola, FL to Chasselas and we had to leave empty handed. We did leave him a note saying we were sorry we'd missed him - I laugh every time I think of what he must have thought when he read our note - those two crazy American women! While in France we looked in every wine shop we passed but no one carried his wine. We were staying in Annecy so we only made a day trip to Burgundy but I'd love to return and stay in the area. Maybe we'll get lucky and meet up with Phillipe and his wine one day!

Liza in Ann Arbor

I rented a gite near Buxy one year! Thanks for reminding me of that.


The only place I've been to in Burgundy is Dijon. My friend's neice is the "directrice" of the Dijon Opera. We went, as her guests to a highly professional production of The Marriage of Figaro last year. Dijon is a beautiful small city. We stayed at the Mercure. What this chain lacks in charm it makes up for in comfort and reliability. (I recently stayed at the Mercure in Epinal and had a similar experience). The best advice I can give anyone traveling anywhere in France is to go on a diet BEFORE your trip. That way you can enjoy your memorable meals (relatively) guilt free.

John Sanders

We're going to Dijon in October, renting an apartment for 10 days and intending to do a lot of walking around and exploring. Any suggestions?


Thank you,Lynn,for this outstanding post,and for all the happy memories it graced us to remember.Beaune was our favorite,also,although every destination there is just so special!
We most likely will not be able to return for another visit anytime soon,so this arm chair adventure(from such a knowledgeable guide!)
really made our day!
Thank you!

Suzanne Hurst

Oh, Lynn, now I long not only to return to Paris, and see Normandy, but to see Burgandy as well!!!!!

Anne Marie

We stayed in Chateau d'Igé, a lovely place with great restaurant and grounds near Cluny, though the village of Igé is petit and rural. We drove south to the Roche de Solutré and hiked to the top. Phenomenal on a pretty day with views over vineyards and terrain. Cluny has lots to explore and is picturesque.

Colleen Taylor

Thank you Lynn for such wonderful information. I've not been, however, certainly on my list.

Connie Rice Allen

Thanks Lynn for sharing this information. It sounds like we'll have a lot to choose from for our summer trip! Can't wait to be there and enjoy this beautiful area with all of you! We are looking forward to the special dinners with special friends. xxoo

Christine Webb-Curtis

We've been through a few times but haven't explored as much as I'd like. I had the best crepes suzettes in Semur-en-Auxois the last time. That was our third time in town where I desperately wanted to photograph the stained glass windows in the church. The first time (1998), our exposed film was stolen on the way to CDG heading out home. That was the exposed film from a five-week trip covering 6,000 miles (yes, miles) with our youngest boys--then 10 and 16. Our second time back to S-en-A, there was a funeral happening in the church. No photos. The third time, there was a wedding in the church. The crepes sort of made up for the disappointment. Will I go back and try again? Maybe. Next time, I'll make sure we hang around longer.

Thanks for the tour, Lynn. Maybe we'll fill some of our month-long trip in September wandering around your corner of the world.


24/7 in France

Great post, Lynn-definitely on my 'to'visit' list!

Julie Farrar

You named a few hidden gems I hadn't visited. I'll safe this post for my trip in the fall.

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