Beaune, France

This was a peaceful and lovely place. For those of you who have never heard of it, Beaune is in the Burgundy region in a northwestern part of France. The city of Dijon (like the yummy mustard) is close by. I love all red wines, so I really enjoyed the wine tasting in Caves des Cordeliers. Excellent hostess and wine. We had a cute hotel to stay in with pretty flower boxes. Dinner that night was coq au vin. I wish it would taste this good when I make it at home. The market the next morning was fun to walk around. Great produce, cheese, bread and more. Thanks to help from my great tour guide, Christoph, I was able to call home and talk to my kids. My youngest misses me, my teenagers, not so much! Next stop, Lauterbrunnen Valley,Switzerland.

Christoph giving us directions in Beaune

Hostellerie de Bretonniere in Beaune,

We all enjoyed the wine tasting

Caves in the winery

coq au vin, chicken with wine

The market in Beune
"In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport."

Julia Child
Come with me to the spectacular Lauterbrunnen Valley