Today on Join Us in France we visit Southern Burgundy, specifically the department of Saône et Loire (71) with Jeff Steiner of Americans in France.
This is an area that French people would qualify as “la France profonde” meaning that it is rural, has centuries of history during which strong culinary and viniculture traditions developed. Is it worth a visit? You decide as we discuss all the highlights in this area. I can’t wait to visit myself!
To Prepare for Your Visit
Jeff’s e-book: Southern Burgundy Explorer 2015: Insiders’ guide to châteaux, churches, wine & more
Places Mentioned on the Show Today
Saône-et-Loire Department, Beaune (Côte d’Or), Le Creusot, Mâcon, Chalon-sur-Saône, Autun, Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, Château de Brancion, Châteaux de Cormatin, Voie Verte, Voie Bleue, Cluny, Plottes, Lugny, Viré, Saint-Gengoux-le-national, Chardonnay, Saint-Amour, Saint-Amour-Bellevue, Tournus, Louhans.
Today Kelly Kamborian, an American expat, takes us on a tour of Burgundy where she has been living for many years and where she’s a registered tour guide. Burgundy is world-famous for its amazing wines, but it is also at the epicenter of French history and culture. In many ways you cannot understand French history and culture without spending some time in Burgundy as the names that come up are a who’s who of French royalty. Burgundy is also where you can see some of the greatest Abbeys in the world: Clairvaux, Pontigny, Cluny, Cîteaux. Lots to do and see, you really need to visit Burgundy next time you come to France! For recommendations on restaurants, hotels and what to do with children, scroll to the bottom of this post and while you’re there share the episode on social media! To book a tour with Kelly, search for her name on Facebook or kellykamborian at gmail.com. Enjoy the show!