Burgundy?

My favourite part about our trip to France was the side-trip out to the Burgundy region. We drove out approximately 3 hours to Mont Saint Jean, where an enchanting "country residence" awaited our arrival.

Chateau Les Roches came highly recommended by my good friends who had honeymooned there 4 years ago. It is run by two english-speaking gentlemen, Marcus and Tobias. They offered delicious food cooked in-house by Marcus and they were most helpful in planning our time in the area.

The chateau itself was amazing. My reaction was much like that of Frauline Maria's, when she first spotted the Von Trapp's residence -- minus the dread. and the singing.

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Our room had a gorgeous view of the back gardens, where we climbed for a spectacular view of the Chateau.

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Breakfast (with freshly baked croissants!) was on the terrace.

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The detail to finish the fantasy: a real key. The big clunky kind. With a tassel!

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Although it was difficult to tear ourselves away from Les Roches, there was plenty more to marvel at. I will save my favourite adventure to share as my final France post: ultimate best for last. (I promise not to keep you in suspense for too long.)

The rest of our time in the Burgundy region was spent seeing Dijon, Beaune, and all the breathtaking countryside in between. We took in everything: goats, markets, castles, cobblestone roads and artistic roofs, and not to mention the endless views of spectacular farmland, gardens, vineyards, and untouched greenery. All this in Burgundy, just a few hours drive from the hustle and bustle of Paris.

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As a preview/clue to my final post on France: I had alluded to another encounter with the elusive macaron. Here we are in front of the Châteauneauf-en-Auxois with raspberry macarons. If we couldn't get into the fancy shop to buy them, then why not just make them?! ...To be continued...

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wubecca –   – (July 20, 2010 at 8:30 PM)  

i LOVE that you're putting up new posts up! and you SO were living in a movie - looks amazing. especially the view and brekkie out on the terrace. and i'm assuming you made macaroons...ohhh, the suspense!!! x

Emily  – (July 21, 2010 at 5:31 PM)  

I LOVE Burgundy! Can the place you stayed at be any more charming? And now a macaron story?! Hurry hurry!

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