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Medieval Burgundy

9 Jul — 16 Jul 2017 | Tour Director: Damian Kell

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Tour Director

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Damian Kell

historian specialising in medieval European history

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart St Pancras 1131 on Eurostar and TGV via Paris to Dijon, arriving 1834. Transfer by coach to Vézelay for two nights at Hotel de la Poste et du Lion d’Or.

Day

2

Morning lecture: An Introduction to Medieval Burgundy. Morning visit to Guédelon. Afternoon in Auxerre: Abbey of Saint-Germain (Carolingian frescoes), Gothic Cathedral of St Étienne (Romanesque crypt).

Day

3

Vézelay: La Madeleine (great pilgrimage church and abbey). Afternoon: via 12th century Fontenay (one of Europe’s most unspoiled Cistercian abbeys) to Dijon for Chartreuse de Champmol (Claus Sluter’s sculptures). Transfer by coach to Beaune for five nights at Hôtel de la Poste.

Day

4

Beaune: Hotel-Dieu (van der Weyden’s Last Judgment), wine tasting at local cellar. Afternoon in Autun: 12th century Cathedral of St Lazare (Romanesque sculptures by Gislebertus), Musée Rolin (Burgundian Romanesque sculpture).

Day

5

Whole-day excursion via Malay, Chapaize and Lancharre (Romanesque village churches) to Cluny (abbey remains) and Berzé la Ville (retreat of abbots of Cluny with spectacular Romanesque frescoes).

Day

6

Whole-day excursion via church of Perrecy-les-Forges to Paray-le-Monial (12th century Romanesque basilica), Anzy-le-Duc (church of St Martin), St Julien de Jonzy, Semur-en-Brionnais (parish church).

Day

7

Whole-day excursion to St Philibert at Tournus (one of greatest Romanesque abbeys) and Bourg-en-Bresse (flamboyant Brou Monastery).

Day

8

Depart Beaune for Paris. Depart Paris 1613 on Eurostar, arriving St Pancras 1734.

Tour Dates

9 Jul — 16 Jul 2017

Days

8

Cost

£2230

Tour Code

MBUR-17

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Cost includes:

return travel, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast & dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, single room supplement £340.

 
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