Burgundy Region and Wine, Episode 57

Category: Burgundy Area

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 Region and Wine

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. Many of 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!


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Discussed in this Episode

  • Clairvaux
  • Pontigny
  • Cluny
  • Cîteaux
  • Escargots
  • Jambon persilé (parslied ham)
  • Les oeufs meurettes
  • Beef Burgundy
  • Coq au vin
  • Les gougères
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Crème de Cassis (Black Current liqueur)
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Starred restaurants by Bernard Loiseau

He is the 3 Michelin star restaurateur who committed suicide in 2003. There are 3 of his restaurants in in Burgundy:

  • In Saulieu, the restaurant is called Bernard Loiseau
  • In Beaune,  Loiseau des Vignes
  • Dijon, Loiseau des Ducs

Family style country restaurant with lots of character, but a bit out of the way

La Ferme de Rolle, Ternant in the haute Côte de Nuit (Nuit-Saint George)

For a great luncheon experience

La Grange in the town of Flavigny sur Ozerain (where the film chocolate was filmed). GIE des 4 Heures Soupatoires Place de l'Eglise 21150 Flavigny-sur-Ozerain

It's cafeteria style, but all the food is locally grown and made – when there's no more there's no more, but they might make offer to make you an omelette with farm fresh eggs.

It's not open every day (closed December 1st to March 1st ; open on Sundays and Bank holidays from March 1st to June and in the high season, open from Tuesday to Sunday at noon).

Hotel / Restaurant in a former Cistercian Abbey

But for a historical upscale experience there is the Abbey of the Buissière – a hotel/restaurant in a former Cistercian abbey.


Do avoid the big wineries like Patriarche or le Marché aux vins, both in Beaune or Zeiltner in Chambolle Mussigny.

Instead visit smaller wine growers. These are small operations, check their website or call to make sure they can accommodate you.

  • Château de Premeau Prissey (Côte de Nuits essentially reds)
  • Domaine La Croix Senaillet (Côte Maconnaise – essentially whites)

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