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Credit Alain Doire/Bourgogne Tourisme Burgundy The most famous wine auction in the world, the hospices de Beaune wine auction takes place during the weekend 18,19,20 November Beaune is in the centre of Burgundy and is known as the capital of Burgundy wines. The pretty, medieval town is surrounded by the Cote d’Or vineyards. It is renowned for its annual wine auction which takes place on the 3rd Sunday in November at the 15th century Hotel-Dieu museum. The Route des Grands Crus, known as the ‘Champs-Elysées’ of Burgundy is well worth a visit. Chateau du Clos de Vougeot is an architectural and cultural splendour, an absolute must for true wine fans, and a wonderful place to visit in the autumnal sunshine.
Credit Allanah Hagan Paris Clos de Montmartre, the Paris vineyard The Paris vineyard harvest is celebrated 5-9 October in Montmartre - it's huge fun! In Paris there are so many beautiful parks and gardens in which to take an autumnal stroll. Take the famous Jardin des Tuilieries located between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde - the park was opened to the public in the 17th century; it has terraces and a central vista which runs down the Grand Axe through circular and hexagonal ponds. The gardens are dotted with beautiful statues. Jardin du Luxembourg is a true family park with is merry-go-round, pony rides, ice cream sellers, puppet shows and more. Parc des Buttes- Chaumont is a hidden gem, located in the 19th arroundissement, it is one of Paris’ most magical spots. Paris is also home to a vineyard, tucked away in Montmartre! If you are staying in Paris for a few days it would be worth taking a mini cruise along the Seine to Giverny to see the wonderful Monet gardens.
Photo: Morzine Tourist Office/Jarry
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