Friday, May 10, 2013

Beaune and back to Paris - Day 12

We continued our journey back to Paris after our breakfast at the hotel in Lyon. We stopped at Beaune, the wine capital in the centre of Burgundy. What is the best thing to do here? Wine tasting, of course! We visited the wine cellar of Reine Pedauque, a famous producer here. There is a nice courtyard after entering an imposing gate.

We entered the cellar for the wine tasting. We got to taste a number of red and white wines but the cardinal sin (to a wine connoisseur) is that the same glass is used for all the different wines.

At the end of the tasting, you get to keep the wine glass as a souvenir. Out tour manager gave a hint on how to pack the wine glass in your luggage to avoid breakage - stuff your socks inside!

The tasting continued at the mandatory wine shop where patrons can offset some of the cost of the free wine!

We admired the outside of the wine shop and other surrounding buildings while waiting for our tour bus. 


We then made our way to Paris and thus my France Travel Blog comes to an end. The trip in Paris itself is given in my Paris Blog here. It was a wonderful and enjoyable trip. Au revoir!