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Burgundy Dining Stars in Beaune

Le Carmin sweetbreads entree - Photo Credit: Deborah Grossman

Le Carmin sweetbreads entree – Photo Credit: Deborah Grossman

This post was written by Deborah Grossman from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Passionate vintners craft world-class wine from the historic hillside vineyards of Burgundy. While winemakers tend the grapes, chefs in Beaune, the wine capital of the region, prepare outstanding cuisine to pair with their neighbor’s gems.

From luxurious fine dining to welcoming bistros, the small town of Beaune boasts over 100 restaurants, including four with Michelin-stars. During a recent visit to tour wineries and attend the 156th Hospices de Beaune wine charity auction in the city, we savored creative meals at these six top restaurants. Continue reading

Burgundy Dining Stars in the Côte d’Or

EdEm chocolate dessert - Photo Credit: Francoise Brooks

EdEm chocolate dessert – Photo Credit: Francoise Brooks

This post was written by Deborah Grossman from the San Francisco Bay Area.

In the villages of Burgundy dining is as much an art form as winemaking. From the Grand Cru vineyards of Nuit-St-Georges in the north of the Côte d’Or to Chassagne-Montrachet, Levernois, and the small hamlet of Santenay in the south, dining opportunities abound.

Expect these restaurants to serve exceptional local wines. The name Côte d’Or harkens to the area’s “slopes of gold” as the Burgundian vines turn color after harvest. The A6 road from Paris to Lyon passes through Burgundy. Known as Autoroute du Soleil or Motorway of the Sun, the A6 is the main route to the south of France. Whether you target Burgundy for your stay or stop along the way, these four restaurants offer memorable cuisine.

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Versailles Tours and Fountain Shows: Top Palace of Versailles Tours from Paris, France

Versailles Gardens & Fountains - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Versailles Gardens & Fountains – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Versailles makes a fun day trip from Paris. Allow plenty of time to walk around the palace and gardens at your leisure and admire the views – or take a professionally guided tour and learn about the history of Chateau de Versailles. See where the historic Treaty of Versailles (peace settlement signifying the end of World War I) was signed on June 28, 1919.

Tour Louis XIV’s and Marie Antoinette’s Royal Apartments (the Grand Apartments), the exquisite Royal Chapel and the stunning Hall of Mirrors (one of the most famous rooms in the world). Explore the spectacular Gardens of Versailles (Jardins de Versailles) – one of the most visited sites in France. Filled with lush landscaping, ornate statues and sculptures, labyrinths and incredible fountains, it’s the most beautiful garden we’ve ever seen. Discover the magical sights and sounds at Versailles’ Musical Gardens and Fountain Shows – especially the “must-see” dazzling Night Fountains Show. This is one photo opportunity that you won’t want to miss.

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