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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 30, 2014
Vineyard accommodation  (3 Answers)

Despite researching the subject, both on VT and the web, I'm struggling to get a clear picture of accommodation at a vineyard in Bourgogne. I'll only be there overnight, so I'd prefer to combine my accommodation and wine tasting. Preferably something close enough to Beaune to go wandering around the illuminated buildings in the evening, but will be perfectly happy staying at a scenic nearby village such as Meursalt or Pommard, or even north of Beaune.
Anyone with wonderful experiences at such a place?
Advice would be highly appreciated! Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2014
farmers market  (1 Answer)

We are staying in guignicourt and would like to visit a local market, can you recommend any?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2013
Bus  (1 Answer)

I am going to Le Creusot and want to go to St Gengoux le National. Can I get a bus?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 01, 2013
5 days in Beaune - touring by train and guide  (5 Answers)

Hi folks!

We'll be traveling to France in May 2013 and will have 5 days in Beaune. We'll be traveling around by train and I was hoping for some hints from people on places to visit around the area. We'd also like to find a guide or tour that can take us to a couple vineyards.

Anyone have any ideas? Can you recommend a guide or tour group?

Many thanks.. Tom

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 17, 2012
4-5 day itinerary for single lady traveller  (8 Answers)

Am planning to spend about 4-5 day around the region, sometime mid to end May. Any suggested itinerary and places to stay (budget about Eur 100-120/night)?

Is it challenging to join a cycling tour? (I am just a "social" cycler, for leisure only so far)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 31, 2010
Your favorite art and architecture in Burgundy  (5 Answers)

I will be travelling in Burgundy in March to see art and architecture of the region. So far I have plans to see Hospices de Beaune, The Cathedral in Vezelay, the works of Gislebertus(my favorite) in Autun. We will be traveling by train or bus (no car) so some places, like the Abbey of Fontenay, will unfortunately be out of our reach.

I would love your recommendations for art and architecture in this region. I especially enjoy Romanesque scupture, but also love Gothic, tapestries, stained glass, etc.

Oh, and if you know of any budget (under 70 euros for a double) hotels/b & b's centrally located in the towns I'd appreciate that info too!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 06, 2010
h.arkin  (12 Answers)

We had booked a self bargin vacations on the Canal du Nivernais. Due to the renting company policy we have to pick up and drop off the boat in Vermenton. I have some unresolved issues regarding these vacations and would appreciate assistance in replying to all or part of my questions:
1) We booked a train from Paris to Auxerre, but could not figure our how to get from Auxerre to Vermenton (some 40 km.). Is there another train? Bus? Cab? I also suspect that the mooring place is not in Vermenton but some 5-10 km. west. Am I right?
2) On our way back we plan to rent a car and to before returning to Paris, to spend 2 nights in the Loire Valley. Somehow, the closest place for car rental I could find was Auxerre (again..). Is there a car rental office in Vermenton or close to it?
3) As to the barging itself, it should be (as I mentioned above) a round trip from and to Vermenton. As our company had taken already the northern route to Joigny, we think to take mainly the south direction. In view of the car rental issue above, and also as we would like to visit some wineries south of Auxerre, my plan is to head south down (up?) to Chatel Censoir (to pay a visit to VEZELAY Cathedral), not to continue more south to Clamecy, but rather to return via Vermenton to Auxerre (renting a car there) and then to Vermenton for returning the boat. Is this plan feasible on a leisure (not too fast) pace or should we cut our sail toward south at norther place (Le Saussois or nearby)?

Well, I hope it is not too much to ask and hoping to receive answers. Thanks in advance,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 17, 2010
Boat Ride Wanted July 3rd  (2 Answers)

Do you know of a boat ride a group of 5 can take for a day or part of a day in Burgundy? We are staying in Vezalay, visiting Beaune and very much want to take a one day or part of a day boat or barge, canal or river ride Suggestions?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 12, 2009
any suggestion for nice scenery n vineyards visiting in Bourgogne  (6 Answers)


I m visiting Paris from 22-31aug, my friends n i would like to visit a vineyard n taste some good red or white wine. Any suggestion as to where we can visit or any tours which we can join for a day trip? There is a problem...we dont drive so it's either train or buses.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2009
Day trips and wine tasting  (4 Answers)

Hello everyone. We have the opportunity to cruise on a canal boat for two weeks from the 28th August leaving from St Jean De Losne. We would also like to take some day trips by either renting a car, taking a bus or via train and were wondering if anyone could suggest places of interest to go. We would also live to visit some wineries and have some samples along with some cheese if that is possible, any suggestions. Are there any fun runs in the district during this time? If any locals would like to catch up for a drink that would be great.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 05, 2008
French canals by barge  (4 Answers)

I would like to do a trip by barge on one of the canals in France next year. Any suggestions on which canal and when to go? I'm also interested in information on walking tours in France.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 24, 2007
Traveling from Vezelay to Cluny by public transport  (1 Answer)

Hi there, can anyone give me an idea as to bus (or train) options between Vezelay and Cluny? We won`t be renting a car and I understand that this route is not so well serviced by public transport (I could find no train connections). Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Cheers, Kristin.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 04, 2007
Fly into Paris, Zurich or Bern??  (2 Answers)

I am visiting Geneuille and Dijon next month. We will be renting a car and are very short on time. Is it better to fly into Paris, Zurich or Bern? We will have to drive to Geneuille the same day we fly - which drive is the easiest? Any specific advice about any of these airports, driving from these airports and crossing the border (if necessary)? Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 04, 2007
How to get from Tangier to Aignay-le-Duc,Bourgogne,France???  (2 Answers)

I have just bought a house in Aignay-le-Duc, Bourgogne. We take possession in July.
My question is : How do I get from Tangier to Dijon, where I can hire a car,with loads of luggage as cheaply and quickly as possible?????....
1. Boat to SETE and then train?
2. Ferry to Aleciras, bus to Madrid, train to Lille, train to Dijon?
3. Ferry to Algeciras, bus to Malaga,Easyjet to Paris and train to Dijon?
4. Ferry to Algerciras, Bus to Malaga, Easyjet to Geneve, Train to Dijon?
5 . A better route??????
Merci a vous.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 01, 2007
prehistoric caves, castles and scenic drives  (3 Answers)

I will be arriving in Beaune the first Friday in June early in the morning. I will have a car and would like to drive around the area. I leave Sunday morning to drive to Avignon so I can see some sights as I head south to Provence. I know about the Sat morning market and de Hospices.
Does anyone have suggestions on nearby castles or prehistoric caves?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 11, 2007
The Canals of Bourgogne  (3 Answers)

We are going to rent a boat and take it through the Canals of Bourgogne. We are looking at two options, Tonnerre-Montbard-Tonnerre
120 km-60 locks-30 hours
OR Digoin-Nevers-Digoin
198 km-44 locks-32 hours

We want the most scenic route, something not too rustic. We want to see and visit some towns from the canals. The Digoin route looks very rural/rustic but has less locks and more Kilometers to see more things.

the Tonerre-Montbard route has lots of locks and not much Km's but looks more picteresque.

Has anyone done this? Advice. Advice on other routes. We want to keep the cost down to around 600-700 euro just for the boat hire, 1 week. Just 2 adults.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 21, 2007
hotels in Cluny  (2 Answers)

Can anyone recommend a hotel in Cluny, or a nearby town, for one night? We'll have a car. I have tried the Hotel Bourgogne, but they have not responded for a week now. Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 14, 2007

Who can send me information how to go by a normal bike as easy as possible with as little as possible climbing, from Nevers to Avallon vice-versa.
If you have a map with a description that would be very nice. What is approximately the distance?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 23, 2006
Wine Tastinng Suggestions  (1 Answer)

I will be traveling all throughout Burgundy to do some wine tasting, and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on which wineries to visit. I am looking for a place that would not require reservations, could ship the wine back to the USA, and would simply provide a fun and/or unique experience. So if anyone has had a wonderful experience at a particular winery, I would love to hear about it.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 07, 2006
Have you ever visited Burgundy?  (2 Answers)

I'am a French student and I am carrying out a survey about British tourists in Burgundy. That's why I am looking for British people who went on holiday to Burgundy and agree to give me their opinion about it. Have you memoirs about your stay in Burgundy? How do you perceive this region? Any comment or opinion from British people (even if they've never been to Burgundy) is welcome!!
Thanks a lot!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 12, 2006
Chambre d'hôtes  (5 Answers)


For a short stay in the Bourgogne (2-3 nights), I'm looking for a comfortable "chambre d'hôtes", preferably inside a "chateau", and with a central location within the "route du vin".

Does anyone have any recommendations?

thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 09, 2006
airport transportation  (1 Answer)

What is the best way to travel from the Paris Beauvais airport to Avallon, or Montbard?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 21, 2006
grand prix accommodation

hi. i'm a youth looking for cheap accomdation close to the grand pirx between the 15th and 17th of july. does anyone know of anywhere that would still have places????

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 13, 2006
French Alps  (2 Answers)

I plan to drive from Dijon to Avallon early this April. Just wondering if there is a beautiful town/village that we can visit that has a beautiful view of the French Alps (possibly Mt Blanc)that is not too far off from my main direction. I was planning to go to Chamonix to get to see the Alps but I think it is too far off my main direction. Can anyone give a suggestion? How is the road conditions in April in the mountains? Can it be Icy? Thank you for all the info

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 12, 2006
Grocery/Pharmacy in Bourgogne  (1 Answer)

Plan to visit Bourgogne in April. Since I will be travelling with my daughter who is 1.5 year old, in case of some emergency need that I need to go to a grocery or a pharmacy in the middle of the night night. Do they have grocery that opens 24 hours? How about during weekend? Thanks for any info

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 12, 2006
Driving in Bourgogne  (4 Answers)

I will be travelling to the Bourgogne area on early April. This will be my first time driving in France. Coming from a metropolitan city in Texas so I'm accustomed to the highway system in US. How are the highways in Bourgogne area? Are the the sign easily followed? Are the exits have clear signs? Are there any rest areas?
How about in the country side streets? Are the street signs easy to follow. And are the street names clear? Thank You for any info.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 12, 2006
Rank the cities/towns  (7 Answers)

I plan to drive from PAris to Dijon and stay a night in Dijon.
I know I will go through beautiful cities with so rich in cultures. Could anyone help me to decide if I have to choose between these cities:
that I need to spend more time to do sightseeing and visit historical site/churches, beautiful country views, medieval type of town etc. Also where the food are good but not too expensive for lunch. I plan to have dinner at Dijon. BTW I might do this on a sunday, will that be a problem?

I have done a little research of these cities/towns and all of them are very attractive to be visited so I'm having problem to decide now. Thank you so much for any info.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 04, 2005
Living in Dijon  (2 Answers)

I would like to study French at the Dijon University for one year. I was originally going to study in Montpellier, but finding accommodation seems too difficult. What is it like living in Dijon? Are there many cultural activities, markets? Is the weather nice? Is it reasonably affordable with living expenses? Are there many students? What is the population? It’s a bit of a change from Montpellier to Dijon I just want to know if I will like it? (I don’t want to regret choosing the wrong city.)

All opinions are appreciated!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 05, 2005
Grape Picking  (1 Answer)

I want to pick grapes in Beaujolais this year. Is landing a job all about being at the right place at the right time? When should I show up?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 05, 2005
From Cluny to Beaune

How to get to Beaune from Cluny? Are there bus services? Schedule?
Thank you.

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