The Eastern part of France, close to the mountains.


Annecy – Introduction

Annecy is a picturesque city located in the southeastern part of France, in the region of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. It is known for its stunning natural beauty, with a picturesque old town, canals, and crystal-clear lake that surrounds the city.

Chablis old gate

Chablis – Introduction

Chablis is a charming town in the Burgundy wine region of France, known for producing some of the world’s finest white wines. It features historic architecture, shops selling local products, and is a popular destination for wine tasting and outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling.

Beaune City Hall (Mairie)

Beaune – Introduction

Beaune is not a city associated with beauty. It’s not an architectural marvel, despite being an old city. Beaune is known for the fact that it’s the capital of the Burgundy Wines!

Here you will find most wineries of Burgundy, so it’s heaven for wine aficionados.

Chateau de Balleure

Etrigny – Balleure Castle

The Balleure Castle lies deep in the Burgundy wine region, and there’s a good reason for it.

The hotel/restaurant is owned by one of world’s most recognised wine taste/specialists. The castle has several comfortable and cozy rooms, and the wine menu is to die for. The area is beautiful and very quiet.


Valence – Tips

Transport Getting there There are two railway stations in Valence, the city centre one with “normal” trains (called Valence Ville) and the TGV (High Speed Train) which is located 10 kilometres North/East outside the city. Air: Valence Chabeuil airport, located close to the East of Valence is a military/civilian airport. They don’t offer many international …

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Montbard – Tips

Transport Getting There For such a small town, they have a small railway station that receives a very comfortable TGV (high speed train) from Paris and Lyon. Not bad way to get to Burgundy. By Air There is no airport, not even close-by. Closest airports are Paris or Lyon. Within Montbard Montbard is small so you …

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Montbard Castle inside the Buffon Park in Burgundy

Montbard Castle

Built: 10th centuryStatus: PublicVisitable?: Yes  (grounds for free, the castle including a tour guide for a fee)Notable: –Web: – Montbard is a small city of some 5500 inhabitants, a river and a big canal flowing through it and an incredible abbey close-by. It also has a castle perched high on the hill overlooking the city. The small …

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Lyon – Tips

Transport Getting There Lyon is a major transportation hub in France, second only to Paris. It is easy to get there in almost any kind of transportation. Air: Lyon has a major international airport with flights from many European and French cities. Click here for list of all direct destinations served by the Lyon airport. Within …

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