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Lys in Southern Burgundy is an Artisan Filled Gem

Have you ever heard of or been to Lys? This small hamlet of artisans is well-known locally but if you try searching for information, it is difficult to discover much of anything. Pinpointing Lys on a map app or google is also difficult because it is so tiny - be prepared to zoom in multiple times!A google map is at the bottom ...

Sunflowers in France

The word for sunflowers in France is TOURNESOLS. It’s easy to see where the name comes from since tourner is to turn and sol is for sun. Growing 5 – 12 feet tall the flowers face east when fully grown – although myth has it that their face always the sun. However, young sunflowers do move east to west during the day ...

Chalon-sur-Saône

Chalon-sur-Saône (Chalon on the Saône) is a located on the River Saône in the southern Burgundy Region. This area of the wine region is famous for wines such as Givry, Mercurey, Montagny and our favorite, Rully. I arrived in Chalon-sur-Saône jet lagged and hungry as the breakfast croissant I purchased in Paris slipped ...

Burgundy Tournus

Tournus is a wonderful town for wandering around and soaking up a taste of the Burgundy Region of France and the drive to Tournus via Chalon sur Saône has to be one of the prettiest in this region. [caption id="attachment_1115" align="aligncenter" width="455"] Tournus Abbaye[/caption] Our destination of the day was the ...

Taizé

Not far from Cluny in the Burgundy Region of France is Taizé – a Christian community founded by Brother Roger after World War I. From spring to late autumn young people come for week long stays to pray, sing and meet in groups. It is a truly amazing experience to walk through the streets and hear the Word of God being ...

Cluny Abbaye

Cluny Abbey in the Burgundy Region of France, along with many other churches, owes it design to a young monk named William of Volpiano. He was a highly gifted designer and is called the "father of the Romanesque style". The term Romanesque means rounded arches and windows, simple classical columns with carved capitals,and ...

Burgundy Cluny

In the Burgundy Region of France, Cluny would have to be my favorite destination. I love the countryside around the town of Cluny and the imposing abbey in the town. The monastery once oversaw more than 10,000 monks from Poland to Scotland. During the middle ages it was considered the spiritual heart of this region. Only ...