An hour and five minutes’ away from your rental in Passy, driving through scenic countryside and beautiful vineyards..you will find….Beaune, Burgundy’s jewel : Waow. This is what you’ll say when you  walk into the Beaune Hospices courtyard. Waow again while entering the main hospice room or viewing the amazing ‘retable’, a 15th century painting of the Last Judgement by van der Weden….and that is only before you step into the local cellars, miles of them under the city streets… open to your tastebuds and amazement… Antiques, fancy shops, restaurants and patisseries, more architectural wonders, all this in a small-town atmosphere that will make you feel you belong… Don’t miss the farmers’market if you go on a Saturday. You get it, I love Beaune. Do take time to visit the wine villages along the wine road, too.

Chalon-sur-Saône and the manoir where photography was invented for the world to enjoy, by Nicéphore Nièpce

Nolay, such a pretty medieval town, with its antique shop and tea shop, and its medieval market hall.

Majestic outcrop, prehistoric site, amazing views The Solutré Rock

A medieval fortress on a rocky spur overlooking the vineyards in the Maconnais…Berzé-le-Chatel

Pretty, spiritual, Paray-le-Monial 

Antique, with its Roman ruin and amphitheatre. Medieval. Quaint. Autun

Dijon, of course, the capital city, about 1 hour and 30 minutes away, and Nuits St Georges and its Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, a real Burgundy hallmark,  for a glimpse into the wine world, past and present…