Getting close to the end of our trip . . .
Triumphal Arch in Beaune
Our month was nearly gone but we had one more major sight. We were going to visit Burgundy. We packed up our tent yet again and got on the road toward Beaune where we stayed at the municipal campground. It was perfect with huge hedges separating very large tent sites and a nice little restaurant right at the campground. It's right in town so you leave your car there and walk all over Beaune.
Hotel Grillon, our favorite in Beaune
We took a horse and carriage tour of Beaune and then walked all over town. We fell in love with Beaune too and have returned many times although we now stay at Hotel Grillon instead of the campground. We've seen the Hotel Grillon pass from father to son and undergo changes and improvements, but the friendly Grillons are incentive to return.
Châteauneuf-en-Auxois near Beaune
While in Beaune we visited the Abbey and museum at Cluny and spent a wonderful day in Dijon. Dijon is another provincial city with a super art museum. We were silly enough to get a pass for all 7 city museums and discovered you can't possibly visit 7 museums in one day. We did get to 6 of them although we literally ran through the 6th one and didn't see much except walls covered with paintings. No more multiple passes . . .
Vézèlay on a hilltop
Our last day in Beaune we decided to take a scenic drive. This was how we discovered Vézèlay. What a magical village. This is another place we have returned to many times and will never tire of it.