This was a most interesting and enjoyable trip out of Paris to Burgundy. We just loved the beautiful scenery of Burgundy. Our first stop was at the most lovely 800 year old Chateau Bozoches. The rural setting was most picturesque and learn of the history of the chateau and admire the furnishings was very special. Next we travelled to the most beautiful village of Vezelay. Our very informative guide took us through historic Basilica and explain the history and detail of the architecture and art works. We enjoyed some free time to explore this lovely little village and have lunch. In the afternoon we travelled to Chablis for a tour of the town then a visit to a winery for a wine tasting. This was a very special day out in picturesque areas with an excellent guide.
Great Trip. Good guide and very good timing. Plus we got to see all that we wanted
Very interesting stops and activities. It was a long quiet trip to and from Paris. I feels our guide could have done more to explain French history art and architecture along the way to make things move more smoothly.
Thor me, the crux of my expectations on this trip was wine, wine production and wine tasting. Most of the trip focused upon the chateau and basilica. While they were interesting, they were not, in my opinion enough to warrant the price of the trip. The tasting in Chablis was rather short, but their cave was very interesting. The countryside was breathtakingly beautiful, especially with the canola blooming rapeseed,I believe. Generally, I thought the trip was overpriced and skimpy on the wine focus
The tour guide was great, friendly and knowledgable. His downfall was having a coworker with him and she was loud and never stopped talking. Someone doesn't pay for that at 6:30 in the morning. Wine tasting was wonderful, but this coworker dominated the hostess. It made us feel uncomfortable.
The countryside and sites visited were terrific. The wine tasting was nicely done. We originally thought that the tour would include several others but was just my wife and I with tour guide, Francis. He was outstanding. The downside was the early start at 0630 and lengthy drive both ways.
For the price I think it could have been better. Liked the small group, tour guide/driver was very knowledgeable. I felt rushed at the castle, lunch was okay. I expected more on the wine tour/tasting. The vineyard representative was difficult to understand. He seemed to want to rush us as well. The drive to the locations was great able to see the countryside.
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