[life]: Travel Diaries - Wine Region

8.21.2014

Our travel through France last year saw me renting a car and driving from Paris to outside Lyon (and a few places in between). It was quite scary driving through Paris for the first time as this is usually done by hubby, but I survived and now have a collection of fun stories. On exiting Paris we visited the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, slept in a small picturesque vine village and continued on to Pérouges, outside Lyon. 

Travelling with kids means making stops for us to break up the trip and time in the car. Good thing about traveling through Europe is that there is always something to visit no matter where you are going. Here, we made a stop at Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. 


From Wikipedia:
Beaune is one of the key wine centres in France and the annual wine auction of the Hospices de Beaune is the primary wine auction in France. The town is surrounded by some of the world's most famous wine villages, while the facilities and cellars of many producers, large and small, are situated in Beaune itself. With a rich historical and architectural heritage, Beaune is considered the "Capital of Burgundy wines".



Above images are of Hospices de Beaune. It was great for both me and the kids as they listened to program at their own pace and were quite interested in what was being presented and had numerous questions on displays. In our travels, we try to pace museum visits and really select the ones that offer something new that kids have not already seen. 



Below pictures are of what we saw along the way. I like to go off-script and actually allow time in our trips for spur of the moment drives, stops, etc. that lead us to discover and experience something not in our plans. 



I just love alleys of trees and there are so many of them on the roads in France. We are also mesmerized by cows we see along the way there everywhere we went.



Isn't this field just incredible? 

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