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Beaune, France

Posted Sep 09 2013 3:49pm

In order to better organize posts, I am going to title them with the city’s name moving forward. This will help me organize them for people’s reference and help you find them when you’re preparing for your next trip to Europe!  Yes, this means that there will be quite a few Geneva and London posts but each one will contain different information. I’m still learning my way through this new type of posting so if you have suggestions or ideas, please feel free to leave them in the comments or send an email.

When I close my eyes and envision a small French town in wine country, Beaune is the vision that comes to mind.

After meandering the small, narrow streets last weekend in between wine tastings and historic tours of 15th century buildings, I want each visitor coming in the near future to visit this picturesque French town which is also the wine capital of Burgundy. 

Located 2.5 hours from both Paris and Geneva, Beaune is the perfect overnight trip if you want to combine history, wine and delicious food into one.

The Perfect Beaune Itinerary  

Where to stay: We loved our experience at Hotel Le Cep in the middle of historic Beaune. Located in an old monastery the hotel combines historic French charm including a private garden with first class service. We were able to get a deal on Expedia for around $180 which included an air conditioned king size room with a large bathroom. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing at the hotel bar for a drink, picking the bartender’s brain on the best sights and restaurants. 

IMG_4065 Where to eat? After enjoying the 5 course tasting menu at Le Cheval Noir , it is one of our the top dining experiences. The restaurant, located less than a half mile from our hotel, delivered unique dishes influenced by French style in a modern setting for half the price of many other highly acclaimed restaurants in Beaune. The five course tasting menu which included an appetizer, fish course, meat course, cheese course, and dessert along with wine pairings is just 71 euros or $94.

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What to do when you’re in Beaune?

  • Caves Patriarch – Privilege Visit which includes full tour, detailed history in English and tasting of more than 10 wines 

If you go, feel free to take me with you because I’m already craving another warm afternoon walking through the vineyards!

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