• Explore Guédelon, where a team of master craftsmen are building an authentic recreation of a medieval castle using only the techniques and materials of the Middle Ages
• Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Vézelay, an enduring masterpiece of Burgundian Romanesque architecture
• Spend a day in Dijon, exploring the Cathedral of St Bénigne, Archaeological Museum and Palais des Ducs
Associate Professor in Art History at Oxford University.
Depart London St Pancras 1024 on Eurostar and TER via Paris, arriving Montbard 1748. Transfer to Vézelay for two nights at Hotel de la Poste et du Lion d’Or. Short evening lecture: An Introduction to Medieval Burgundy.
Morning visit to Guédelon. Afternoon in Auxerre: Abbey of St Germain (Carolingian frescoes) and Gothic Cathedral of St Etienne (11th century crypt).
Whole day excursion via Romanesque village churches in Brancion and Chapaize (subject to confirmation) to Cluny (abbey remains) and Berzé-la-Ville (retreat of abbots of Cluny with spectacular Romanesque frescoes).
Morning in Autun: 12th century Cathedral of St Lazare and Musée Rolin. Afternoon in Beaune: Hotel-Dieu (van der Weyden’s Last Judgement).
Whole day excursion to Dijon: Musée Archéologique, Cathedral of St Bénigne, Palais des Ducs and Chartreuse de Champmol.
Whole day excursion to St Philibert at Tournus and Bourg-en-Bresse (flamboyant Brou Monastery).
Visit to Laon Cathedral. Transfer to Lille, departing Lille 1736 on Eurostar, arriving St Pancras 1806.
1 Jul — 8 Jul 2020
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Please note that this tour will involve walking over ground that can be uneven, steep or cobbled, and slippery if wet. A good level of fitness is required.
For customers happy to organise their own flights or travel arrangements, we are happy to offer a reduction of:
Cost of £2595 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 £375.