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Immerse yourself in the gorgeous Burgundy countryside to sample French wine and culture on a day trip from Paris. Visit the UNESCO-listed Basilique St-Marie-Madeleine in the town of Vézelay. See the historic Château de Bazoches. Head for the town of Chablis for a wine tasting. This small-group tour offers an ideal opportunity to experience the history and wine of the Burgundy region. Group size is limited to 18 to ensure personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Burgundy from Paris
  • Travel by comfortable mini-coach to the gorgeous Burgundy wine region
  • Take a guided historical tour of Château de Bazoches
  • Visit Basilique St-Marie-Madeleine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the picturesque town of Vézelay
  • Wine taste in the famous wine-producing town of Chablis
  • Learn about Burgundy winemaking, culture and history from your guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 18 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Burgundy Day Trip from Paris Including Chablis, Vézelay and Château de Bazoches

Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting in Chablis

Begin your day trip with an early-morning pickup in a minibus at your central Paris hotel to start the 2.5-hour drive to Burgundy. Relax on the drive and enjoy the scenery as you prepare for a day of wine tasting, quaint towns and a visit to a grand château.

Your first stop is the 12th-century Château de Bazoches, a castle on a hillside not far from the mountainous area called the Morvan. The location of the castle is even more historic, as it was once the site of a Roman post. Follow your guide on a tour inside the  château to learn about the family history of the castle.

Continue your tour with a visit to Vézelay, thought by many to be one of France's most picturesque towns. The village is on the pilgrimage route toward Santiago de Compostela, as well as a jumping-off point for the Morvan area. The town is also well-known for its white wine. Don't miss a stop in the village's Romanesque Basilique St-Marie-Madeleine, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Take a midday break for lunch in  Vézelay at a restaurant called La Coquille, and from there head to Chablis for a wine tasting session. Spend some time exploring the town itself, including the 13th-century St-Martin Church, before following your guide to a local wine cellar to sample some of the region's wines. The Chablis region is famous for its wine production, particularly its Chardonnay, and during your wine tasting you'll learn about what makes Burgundy wines special.

After the wine tasting, climb back into the mini-coach for the return trip to Paris. Enjoy more scenic views from the coach window on the drive, and arrive back in Paris in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

Moyra

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

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.

Sanjiv K

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

Great Trip. Good guide and very good timing. Plus we got to see all that we wanted

paul

4 star rating: Recommended April 2014

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.

JoAnn A

3 star rating: Worth doing May 2016

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

Charlene L

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2015

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.

Adam USA

3 star rating: Worth doing May 2014

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.

Rick J

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better May 2015

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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