• Village Church
  • Grape vineAbout 100 years old
  • Gevrey-Chambertin, France
  • The wine of Philippe Leclerc
  • Philippe Leclerc Cellars
  • Philippe Leclerc Wine Museum
  • An old grape picker's wooden container
  • Pruning knives
  • Wine tastingWith our map to make sure we know which side of the fence we are on!
  • Wine ClosStill being ploughed by a horse
  • Truffle Dog
  • Truffles

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Dijon, France


Cote d'Or

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Market at Blvde Richard Lenoire
Musee d'Orsay
Versailles Palace and Estate
Wandering
Opera de Paris Garnier
Musee du Louvre
Galleries LaFayette
Sacre-Coeur
Montmartre
Eiffel Tower
Les Invalides
Luxembourg Gardens
Notre Dame
Ile de la Cite
Champs-Elysees
Rouen - The Clock
Rouen - The Streets
Rouen - Notre Dame
Rouen - St Joan of Arc Church
Bayeux
Bayeux - Reporters Memorial
Bayeux Cathedral
Mont Saint Michel
Rennes
Rennes - Parc du Thabor
Saint Malo
Dinard
Tours
Chateau - Chenonceau
Chateau - Clos Lucé
Chateau - Amboise
Dijon
Burgundy Wine and Truffles
Lyon
Lyon - Parc de la Tete d'Or
Lyon - Street Art
Grenoble
Aix-en-Provence
Hilltop Villages of Luberon
Arles
Arles - Mayday Parade
Arles - "Fete des Gardians"
Pont du Gard
The Camargue
Avignon
Cité de Carcassonne
Canal du Midi
Collioure
Collioure Folk Dancing
Strasbourg
More Strasbourg
Strasbourg Cathedral
Strasbourg Storks
Obernai
Colmar
Colmar - Little Venice


Burgundy

Burgundy (Bourgogne) in eastern France is a region where red and white wines are produced. Probably more terrain-conscious than any other region, Burgundy is divided into the largest number of appellations of any French wine region. It gets a bit confusing to the lay person when the wine from grapes grown in one plot or clos, is valued more than the wine made from grapes grown just a few meters away. But that's how it is - and the distinction is fiercely guarded. Some of the plots are still ploughed with a horse because that's how it has always been done.

We combined a visit to Philippe Leclerc's wine cellar (well, Sean Connery went there) with a trip up into the hills to hunt for truffles.