Of all the places we saw in France, Beaune was definitely a city I felt most comfortable in, almost like I could live there - you know, if it wasn't for the language barrier. It was quaint and at the same time you could tell it was more of a booming town compared to others in Southern Burgundy. With many restaurants including one featuring Italian cuisine in France and wineries, all within walking distances, Beaune is ideal for any and all interests. Especially if you are the type that likes wine...
The definite highlight of the town was the Hospice de Beaune which is worth a post itself and will be featured on day H of the A to Z Challenge a week from today. Make sure you come back and check it out because it is truly amazing.
Another must see in Beaune is the square with its diverse market.
Trust me when I tell you...the cheese stands alone. My husband couldn't even stand there without covering his nose, he's so versatile and entirely cultured. Don't let his meat and potato mentality fool you.
Then last but certainly not least, the only reason I would have enjoyed having my kids along on this trip: The Carousel!
I would definitely recommend Beaune, France to anyone who wants to get the cultural aspect of France without the hustle and bustle that Paris is. Also a must see for anyone of Catholic descent because of the hospice. I can't wait for you to see what my pictures won't do justice.