BURGUNDY

 
 

Beaune

  • Guided tour of the Hôtel-Dieu hospital, former charitable alms-house

  • Viewing of the Beaune Altarpiece, often called the Last Judgement, by the Flemish artist Rogier van der Weyden

  • Guided tour of a wine cellar at a local winemaker

  • Tasting of local wine and cheese

  • Walking tour of the fortified medieval village

  • Guided tour of the Basilica Collégiale Notre-Dame

  • External viewing of the Dukes of Burgundy’s mansion 

  • External viewing of the public clock tower 

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Half day or

full day

From 4 

adults

Meeting point at Paris Gare de Lyon station

From Tuesday to Saturday (on Sunday only for groups of 10 adults minimum)

 

The Abbey of Fontenay

  • Introduction to the life of a Benedictine monk and presentation of the abbey, the best-preserved medieval Cistercian monastery complex in Europe

  • Guided tour of the abbey church and the buildings dedicated to monks (dormitory, scriptorium, etc.)

  • Guided tour of non-religious buildings of the abbey used by lay brothers

  • Guided tour of the 13th century forge and discovery of the recently reconstructed medieval hydraulic drill             

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From 1 to 2 hours

From 4

adults

Meeting point at Paris Gare de Lyon station

From Monday to Friday (on week-ends only for groups of 10 adults minimum)

 

Vézelay Abbey

  • Introduction to Vézelay abbey associated with Saint Bernard, today starting point of the Camino de Santiago

  • Walking tour through the Romanesque village of Vézelay

  • History of St Mary Magdalene Church

  • Viewing of the sculptured Last Judgement on the portal of 12th narthex

  • Viewing of the 12th nave along with its famous sculptured capitals

  • Discovery of the gothic choir and its crypt

  • Panoramic view over the Morvan Regional Natural Park

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From 1 hour

to half day

From 4 

adults

Meeting point at Paris Gare de Lyon station

From Monday to Friday (on week-ends only for groups of 10 adults minimum)

Dijon

  • The history of Duchy of Burgundy and its capital

  • Guide tour of the Museum of Fine Arts set in the Dukes of Burgundy Palace

  • Discovery of the refined old town centre along with its Romanesque and Gothic houses and Renaissance palaces

  • Tasting of local culinary excellences, such as mustard, pain d'épices (or spice bread) and Cassis liqueur

                                                                                                              

English French Italian

Half day or

full day

From 4 

adults

Meeting point at Paris Gare de Lyon station

From Monday to Saturday, except Tuesday (on Sunday only for groups of 10 adults minimum)

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