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map Burgundy and LyonBURGUNDY & LYON

Welcome to the high-end France heritage,

featuring Gastronomy, History, Traditions, Arts and Culture.

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Lyon and Burgundy are marked by a millennial history which not only left a magnificent architectural heritage perfectly integrated in breathtaking landscapes between fertile lands and hills, but also faithfully preserved traditions and culture. Dijon, Beaune and Lyon are on the list of the most beautiful sites in France. Burgundy and Lyon boast a fabulous food and wine heritage left by France millennial royal past.

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Taste of Lyon

5 days / 4 nights
  • 4-night modern-design guesthouse accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Market tour & cooking classes followed by lunch
  • Beaujolais wine tour
  • Cultural and wine tour transportation
  • Available March to October.
$1,580/pers
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Flavors of Burgundy

Chicken of the Bresse, a Must !

By the 19th century, when gastro legend Brillat-Savarin declared the poulet de Bresse to be ‘the queen of poultry and the poultry of kings’, this neighbourly rivalry had evolved and the first proper competition to declare France’s finest Bresse took place in 1862. It is the only French poultry with AOC status. It’s been consecrated for hundred fifty years through its Glorieuses, a unique competition which takes place just in time for Christmas and the New Year.
Burgundy and Lyon in the history...
Let's travel back to the Middle-Age, and even earlier, to understand the history of Burgundy. The power of the church is so tremendous - taken under the Lords protection - that the Cistercians receive uncultivated lands that they quickly turn into rich vineyards. The monks started to develop a successful wine trade… At the 15th century, the Duke of Burgundy Philip the Good became one of the most powerful princes in Europe. He created the Order of the Golden Fleece (an order of knighthood) and united around him the nobility and the various Burgundian territories including Belgium and Holland. Burgundy became one of richest territory with a flourishing trade (wine, salt, tapestry, wool, etc.). Located 100 miles (160 km) south from Burgundy, the city of Lyon city is on a north-south axis, crossed by the Rhone and the Saône rivers. Until the 5th century, Lyon was one of biggest Roman city. Later at the Renaissance and until the 1789 French Revolution, Lyon was the headquarters of the silk weaving and trade. Merchants arrived from Asia, the Middle-East, and all over Europe to buy, sell and trade silk, leather goods, spices and metals. Banking families came from Italy to be part of this bustling city...