France’s Wine Routes: Beautiful Burgundy and the Jura

August 28 – September 7, 2019

Stunning Landscapes in One of the World’s Greatest Wine Regions

Small group exploration in one of beautiful France’s most sublime corners – the illustrious wine-producing region of Burgundy, and the stunning Jura Mountains.  Enjoy tastings of the local terroir – including cheeses, mustards, and more – and visits to lovely historic and cultural sites throughout the trip.  Multi-night stays in beautiful hotels, set in the vineyards, or in charming villages will be featured.  With the Jura Mountains and Switzerland jutting up to the east, and the wine-rich plains stretching out to the west, we’ll find dramatic geography, some of France’s Most Beautiful Villages, and rich history around every bend in the road.

Trip highlights:

  • Lovely medieval Beaune – center of the Burgundy wine region; splendid architecture on display
  • Hilltop Avallon and surroundings:  Vezelay and its famed basilica; Bazoches, chateau home of Marshall Vauban – master fortress builder
  • “Most Beautiful Villages of France” – Chateau Chalon and Baume les Messieurs
  • Ornans, home of Gustave Corbet, and the inspiring pastoral valleys of the Jura
  • Other Jura treasures:  the famous yellow wines; Compte cheese; the Royal Salt Works at Arc-et-Senans

Trip price:  $3939 / person (double occupancy; single supplement, $725); price includes comfortable transportation (minibus) throughout the trip; accommodation and breakfast for 8 nights in lovely, high-standard inns; 4 lunches and 4 dinners (i.e. breakfast plus one additional full meal each day); all tastings, activities, admissions per the itinerary; concierge and guide service throughout the trip.  Price does not include airfare, other meals, alcohol (note: wine tastings are included), or optional trip insurance.

Click here for the trip itinerary and registration form.


Chumley’s take:  This adventure offers some of the world’s best places, and world’s best experiences:  Catch a choir performance in the basilica in Vezelay if you can.  And get ready for the hanging village of Chateau Chalon.


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