20 November 2008

French Provence, Road Trip to Paris

Le Petit Cafe, Beaune, Burgundy region, FranceBeaune, Burgundy region, France Paris, France
Beaune is a commune in eastern France, a sub-prefecture of the C™te-d'Or department in the Bourgogne region.

The area around Beaune, the C™te de Beaune, is known for its Burgundy wines, with Beaune (although lacking a Grand Cru vineyard within the commune) as something of a hub of the wine business, since it is the largest city inside the wine region. Beaune is known for its annual wine sales organized by the Hospices de Beaune.

It is situated on the route des Grands Crus tourist route among the vineyards. The road runs north from Beaune to Gevrey Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges and south to Nolay, Saisy and Autun.