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Burgundy recommendations

We are 2 couples (50ish) who have 3 nights in the Burgundy area Early October 2015. One couple takes the train back to Paris early the last day (so we want to be within in hour of Dijon). We are interested in the villages, sights, food and wine of Burgundy (we will have just spent 3 nights in Colmar) and want to visit Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, Semur-en-Auxois, for example. Where we love wine it isn't the focus. We're looking for what Rick describes "quintessential French culture". Any recommendations on places to stay around 100 euro a couple per night. We have a car (thanks to those who gave great car advice) and must see's.

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To my opinion staying at a “Chambre d’hôte” the French style B&B makes the visit a more backdoor experience. One of the most well-known organizations is “Gîtes-de-France” and gives you a certain level of quality, prices start around €50,- for two persons per night. I have made use many times of this kind of B&B's and still so far good experiences. http://en.gites-de-france.com/

I discovered Semur-en-Auxois by accident looking for a sleeping place and took me by surprise. Nearby Vézelay and certainly Abbeye de Fontenay are worth a visit as well as the “medieval” castle construction site of Guédelon is to my opinion not to miss.

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Renee, a few years ago my husband and I used a bed and breakfast as "home base" for a visit to the Burgundy area and we were very pleased with the accommodations and the location. Manoir de Val en Sel is a large home with an extensive garden. Located in the tiny town of Saint-Pere ss Vezelay, it was possible to hike to Vezelay on the old pilgrimage road which is right next to the manor's property (or drive up the modern paved road). It had plenty of private parking, spacious rooms with private baths, and a lovely breakfast. The owner, Dominique Armengaud Carrez, was charming and helpful, often providing information about dining and tourist attractions. After one day of sightseeing she offered us wine and on another day that became a bit chilly and rainy, she prepared a lovely tea service for us. The web address is valensel.vezelay.free.fr. Feel free to write to me if you have specific questions.