Guest Notes for Episode 337: Burgundy Wine and Cooking Tours

Categories: Burgundy Area, French Culture, French Food & Wine

Discussed in this Episode

  • Dijon
  • Châteauneuf-en-Auxois
  • Vercingétorix Monument
  • Semur-en-Auxois
  • Tonnellerie Francois Frères [29:00]
  • Château de La Rochepot
  • Puligny-Montrachet
  • Meursault
  • Châteauneuf-en-Auxois
  • Kir and Kir Royal
  • Castelsarassin (Occitanie)

Paris-Bourgogne Itinerary

 Google Map of locations & driving tours

Day 1&2         Travel to PARIS – Arrive CDG

                        RER B to St Michel Check in at AirBnB apartment

Walking tour: Notre Dame Tuileries Garden Sainte Chapelle

Day 3              PARIS – WALKING TOUR OF ST. GERMAIN

St. André des Arts – Jardin du Luxembourg – Panthéon – Rue Mouffetard

8pm Illuminated Paris Ride with 4roues sous 1parapluie tour in Citroën DS

10pm Eiffel Tower reservation

Day 4 PARIS – WALKING TOURS

AM: L’Arc de Triomphe – Champs-Élysées – L’Opéra – bd. Haussmann

PM: Montmartre – Sacré Cœur – Place du Tertre – le Moulin Rouge

Day 5              TGV TO DIJON, DRIVE TO CORGOLOIN GÎTE

Gare de Lyon to Dijon (approx 1.5hrs) Pick up rental car Drive to Gîte

OPTION: Train from Dijon to Corgoloin, short walk to gîte

Open day – groceries, dinner at gîte

Day 6              DIJON

AM – Walking Tour Tourism Office free guided tour Owl’s Trail

PM – Authentica Tours: Vineyard Tours, wine & cheese tastings

Day 7              BEAUNE

AM – browse marché (Wednesday & Saturday)

The Cook’s Atelier: A Day in Burgundy Cooking Class with 7 course lunch

Tour Beaune in afternoon

Cave des Aromes: exhibit on wine aromas

Day 8              OPEN DAY

Domaine Desertaux: tour & wine tasting

Bike ride to Nuits-Saint-Georges

Day 9              DRIVE NORTH LOOP* – All day, dep 8:00am, ret 6:30pm

Day 10            DRIVE VINEYARD LOOP SOUTH* – Half day

Vineyard Loop South – Beaune to Rochepot Castle

Tonnellerie François Frères: St. Romain barrel makers (starts early, ends by 3pm. Note: there is NOT an official tour. You just get a peek into their Toasting Shop from outside. Be courteous and ask to take photos.)

Dinner at gîte, pack for departure

Day 11            DEPARTURE

Return rental car in Dijon

TGV from Dijon to CDG (approx 2 hours)

Must Try Regional Specialties:

  • Bœuf Bourguignon
  • Coq au vin
  • Poulet de Bresse
  • Œufs en meurette
  • Charolais beef – hamburgers are amazing here
  • Gougères
  • Escargot
  • Anything with crème de cassis, including Kir (an apératif)
  • Pain d’épices
  • Époisses cheese

*All credit for the driving loops goes to Rick Steves and his guidebooks.

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Categories: Burgundy Area, French Culture, French Food & Wine