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A May 2003 trip to Burgundy by Mikey Bikey

Auxerre Photo, Burgundy, France More Photos
Quote: Auxerre in northern Burgundy.

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Overview

Auxerre Photo, Burgundy, France
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This was our home base for two weeks while we explored Burgundy. The wife was teaching here, so it was free rent. The town was pleasant enough, but generally I would only consider this for a couple of days while you explore smaller towns in Northern Burgundy. My recommendations are Chablis, Fountainbleu, Tonnaire, and Vezelay. After a couple days in Norther Burgundy, you should probably move off to South Burgundy. My recommendations there are Dijon (the big city) and especially Beaune (center for the Cote D' Ore wine region). Quick Tips: Chablis is the next nearest town (5 miles). The rest of northern Burgundy is within 30 minutes drive, and the rest of Burgundy is within an hours drive. ...Read More

Chablis

Attraction

Chablis Photo, Burgundy, France
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This is a beautiful pastoral region in northern Burgundy. Although the name "chablis" has become associated with sweet wines, at least in the US, the Chablis region of Burgundy produces world-class mostly chardonnay wines. The area is small and unassuming, but it's a great place for wine tasting, a family picnic, or fine dining. Chablis is fairly central to Northern Burgunay, but it's a bit small for a home base. If you want to spend a couple days here, your best best is neighboring Auxerre. Other spots worth exploring in the region are Fountainbleu, Tonnaire, and Vezelay. In South Burgundy, Dijon is a grat spot, but we liked Beune even better.

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Chablis
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