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Report 1321: All Roads Lead to Pisy -- Week in Burgundy

By Amy from MA, Summer 2006

Trip Description: Amy and Larry spend a week in a vacation rental in Burgundy during the summer, eating good food and visiting towns in the area to see what there is to see.

Destinations: Countries - France; Regions/Cities - Burgundy

Categories: Vacation Rentals; Foodie Trip; Sightseeing; Independent Travel; 2 People

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Page 1 of 11: Why Burgundy?

photo by Amy Gilman

View from Tivauche-le-Haut road

My husband and I spent a long honeymoon driving around France the Spring of 1990. We had Frommer's France, the red Michelin Guide, and a great exchange rate. In retrospect, we traveled too far, too fast to get a real sense of what we were seeing.

One of the areas that stuck with us most strongly was Burgundy, the rivers and canals, the grey stone villages and ancient half-timbered houses, the wonderful food and wines. We had returned for a long weekend from Paris some years ago, but when the opportunity to take a trip without children cropped up, we decided yes, it's time.

After our first few days revisiting Paris, we planned to stay at a farmhouse near Semur-in-Auxois. This time, we're armed with the Blue Guide Burgundy, Signpost Guides' Burgundy and the Rhone Valley, the Green Guide to Burgundy and the Jura, the brand new Michelin Red Guide, and some great recommendations from Slow Travelers.

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