François, with the help of Francis, introduced us to Burgundy.
The C3 Pluriel club participates in the outing at the initiative of François, who is also a member.
Saturday, November 22nd
The rally takes place in Beaune. Coincidentally, the cellar in front of the parking lot belongs to a friend of Jean-Claude. The day begins with an impromptu tasting and promises to be under the best hospices! Hospices are in question since we start the afternoon with a visit to the Hospices de Beaune, led by a guide mixing historical knowledge, anecdotes but also black humour.
Hôtel-Dieu, with its Gothic facades, its glazed roofs, lined with geometric figures in flamboyant colours, is part of Beaune's heritage. Preserved in an exceptional state of conservation, this monument is a rare testimony to the civil architecture of the Middle Ages. Its rooms contain a vast collection of objects, furniture and tapestries from this period. The highlight is the polyptych of the Last Judgment, which can be observed under a magnifying glass. The afternoon continues in Fixin (pronounced Fissin) to visit Clos Saint Louis.
Trick questions, objects with names unknown in our vocabulary, blind or not tasting of several vintages, our minds and taste buds are put to the test. We will have dinner and spend the night at the gite de la Bergerie, another first for the association.
Sunday, November 23rd
On the way to Dijon for a discovery of the city by going back in time to the Middle Ages. We pass through medieval streets with half-timbered houses and multicoloured roofs, admire the elegance of the Notre Dame church with its fine columns, a magnificent example of Burgundian Gothic, and its owl, the richness of the ducal residence. The large number of tourists shows the dynamism of this city which deserves to be known. The weekend ends with a meal at the Bergerie.