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  • Cluny Abbey in Burgundy - Photo Friday 7 May 2010

    The market town of Cluny in Burgundy has the remains of a once great abbey. However, even in its broken-down state the abbey is still immensely impressive and well worth a tour

  • Holidays in Burgundy and Saône-et-Loire

    Vineyards producing world-famous Burgundy and Beaujolais wines with iconic names – no less than 49 million bottles a year  - tasty regional food from simple to gourmet, miles of greenways and cycling routes and a voyage of discovery around French history. These are the highlights of a holiday in Burgundy and Saône-et-Loire, its most southerly department. Oh, and the cachet of having discovered a little known region of France.

  • The Temple of the Thousand Buddhas, Burgundy - Photo Friday 9 April 2010

    The first Tibetan Buddhist monastery built in Europe was the Temple of the Thousand Buddhas (Kagyu Ling) at La Boulaye, in Sâone-et-Loire, Burgundy.