Beaune, Saint-Vallier & Mont-Saint Vincent

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Day 2 of our vacation we got into Cathy’s car for a trip to Beaune, France. We did a tour of Hotel-Dieu, an old hospital. It was a very neat place. We had another traditional French lunch and we were off to the Patriarche. Patriarche has been producing Burgundy wines for 230 years. Jean-Baptiste Patriarche of Savigny-lès-Beaune in Burgundy founded his family wine company in 1784. He bought the convent of the Visitandines which was founded in 1632. The nuns were run off during the French Revolution and Jean-Baptiste moved in. We got to do a tasting of many fine wines. I still hate wine though. Haha!

After that we drove to Saint-Vallier to Cathy’s parent’s house. We met her parents. They didn’t speak English so Marie was our translator. She did a great job. We had some cookies and water and stayed for about an hour. 

After that we drove up to Mont-Saint Vincent. It was an incredible view.

Once we got home, we had more French food and cheese. It was delicious. It was an early night for us as both Marie and Cathy had school in the morning. 

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