Question for Southern Burgundy Aficionados,
In June we are two couples taking a one-week Croisi-Europe barge trip in Northern Burgundy departing Besancon ending in Dijon. Then we are going to spend 3 nights in a hotel or gite and tour Southern Burgundy. We need suggestions as to what town we should base our stay, what best sites to see, and any hotel/gite recommendations. We enjoy visiting wineries but equally appreciate other sites, historical, cultural, arts, and scenic natural sites. We have listed some excursion below thinking of Chalone sur Saone for a base but appreciate recommendations.
Friday Day 1 – Disembark pick up car in Dijon and head south to Chateau Vougeot; then on to Beaune. Tour Hospital and other sites, likely overnight further south in Chalon sur Saone or other town.
Saturday June 25 Day 2 - Cluny Abbey and maybe Taize (12:30 mid-day prayer) and Cormatin Castle. Possible Rock of Solutre instead of Taize as too many things this day
Sunday June 26 Day 3: What to put on this Day? What’s missing?
Monday June 27 Day 4: Depart by train for Paris.
Thank you for any help based upon your experience.