Burgundy, between North and South of France, deserves more than a step: Since always a place of passage, today well served by the road network and the TGV, this wine country owes its richness to its religious and political history. It is impossible to walk a long time without meeting a vineyard that belonged to a powerful abbey, the most famous being those of Cluny whose monastery was at one time the most important spiritual center of all Christendom and Citeaux which established up to 12,000 branches in worldwide. Today Vezelay, Fontenay, ND of Dijon and many others testify of this prestigious past.
THE HIGLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
- Daily visits from Paray le Monial
- Visit the major religious sites: Cluny, Nevers, Vezelay, Fontenay.
THE TOUR in detail
step by step
DAY 1 : Beaune - Paray-le-Monial
Arrival in Beaune and visit of the famous wine city is centered on its main monument, the Hotel Dieu with its colored shining roof, which has kept its function as a hospital until 1971 and is still housing famous wine auctions taking place every year in November. Stroll through the charming little town and continue to Paray le Monial. Room allocation at the hotel or the religious house, Dinner and overnight.
DAY 2 : Paray-le-Monial - Cluny
After breakfast visit of Paray le Monial which annually hosts thousands of visitors attracted by its cultural and spiritual heritage. We visit the Chapel of the Visitation where Christ appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and the Roman Basilica of the Sacred Heart of the 11th century. After we drive to Cluny and visit the remains of the famous Abbey, which celebrates in 2010 its 1100 years of existence…..
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