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Recommended attractions for the Food and Wine Lover's France itinerary


Aloxe-Corton (Burgundy)
Chateau de Corton Andre
This Cote de Beaune Chateau is noted for its glazed tiles. Eighty percent of the 130 acres here are devoted to Premiers and Grands Crus.
and ham. And the terrace is a delightful place to dine. Good value for the quality of the food.
The 15th-century cellar is a great place to taste the award-winning Gevrey-Chambertin, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, Ladoix, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Courgogine, Savigny-le-Beaune, Aloxe-Corton, Corton Grand Cru, and Cremant de Bourgogne produced here.
Phone:  03.80.26.44.25
Reservations requested
Fax:  03.80.26.43.57
Hours:  10AM to 6PM daily
Email:  pandre@axnet.fr
Web:   www.pierre-andre.com
Bottles of wine from:   6EUR Tastings are free

Beaune (Burgundy)
Beaune Tourist Information Office, 1, rue de l'Hôtel-Dieu, 21200
Phone:  03.80.26.21.32
Fax:  03.80.26.21.39
Hours:  9:30AM to 12:30PM and 2PM to 5PM Monday through Saturday
Web:   beaune.tctourisme.com

Bourgogne Randonnees, 7 Avenue du 8 Septembre, 21200
This shop rents bikes and provides information about touring the Cote d?Or by bicycle.
Phone:  03.80.22.06.03
Fax:  03.80.22.15.58
Email:  HelloinfoBR@aol.com
Web:   www.bourgogne-randonnees.com
Bike rental per hour:   3EUR
Bike rental per day:  15EUR

Cave Sainte-Helene, 24 Place Carnot, Passage Ste-Helene, 21200
The 13th-century cellar here is a great place to taste vintage wines.
Phone:  03.80.22.30.22
Fax:  03.80.24.99.79
Hours:  9:30AM to noon and 3PM to 6PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and in August

Collegiale Basilique Notre Dame, Place du General leclerc, 21200
Beaune?s main church contains five fine 15th-century tapestries depicting the life of the Virgin.
Phone:  03.80.26.22.70
Fax:  03.80.26.22.65
Hours:  open daily

Hotel Dieu (Hospices de Beaune), Rue de l?Hotel-Dieu, 21200
Originally built as a charity hospital to help those suffering as a result of the Hundred Years? War, the Hotel-Dieu is a magnificent example of the Flemish-Burgundian style. It?s mulit-colored tile roof was widely imitated throughout the region, and it has become a symbol of the whole province. The four buildings are decorated with intricate Gothic wrought-iron and surround a beautiful central courtyard. Inside, you can visit the Pharmacy, the kitchen, and the Great Hall of the Poor. Highlights include Rogier van der Weyden?s "Last Judgement" polyptych and the wooden carving of Christ-de-Pitie.
Phone:  03.80.24.45.00
Fax:  03.80.24.45.99
Hours:  9AM to 6PM daily; 9AM to 11:30AM and 2PM to 5:30PM off season
Admission:   5.40EUR

Les Caves de la Chapelle, 2 Place Ziem, 21200
The wine shop next to the Carmelite Convent contains a terrific selection of Premiers and Grands Crus from the region.
Phone:  03.80.24.69.12

Marche aux Vins, 2 Rue Nicholas Rolin, 21200
With its cellars in the tombs of a 14th-century church, Marche aux Vins is a wonderful place to sample some of the areas best wines.
Phone:  03.80.25.08.20 Reservations requested
Fax:  03.80.25.08.21
Hours:  9:30AM to 5:45PM; 9:30AM to 11:45AM and 2PM to 5:45PM off season
Email:  marcheauxvins@kriter.com
Web:   www.marcheauxvins.com
Tours with tastings:   10EUR

Musee du Vin de Bourgogne, Rue d?Enfer
This museum occupies the former palace of the Dukes of Burgundy. It traces the history of winemaking in the region and includes an impressive collection of tools and documents, some dating back to the 14th century.
Phone:  03.80.22.08.19
Hours:  9:30AM to 6PM daily; 9:30AM to 6PM Wednesday through Monday, December through March
Admission:   5.40EUR

Bergheim (Alsace)
Domaine Marcel Deiss, 15 Route du Vin, 68750
Producing just 8,500 cases a year, Marcel Deiss bottles Gewurtztraminer, Riesling, and Tokay Pinot Gris.
Phone:  03.89.73.63.37 Reservations requested
Fax:  03.89.73.32.67
Hours:  Call for times
Web:   www.marceldeiss.com/

Besancon
Besancon Citadelle, Rye des Fusilles de la Resistance
The architect Vauban built the present Citadelle between 1668 and 1711 on the site of an old Roman outpost. You can tour the restored fortress and explore the grounds, which offer wonderful views of the city 350 feet below. There are three museums in the complex: a regional arts and crafts museum, a museum dedicated to the Resistance, and the natural history museum.
Phone:  03.81.87.83.33
Hours:  9AM to 6PM daily; open until 7PM in July and August: open 10AM to 5PM daily off season
Web:   www.citadelle.com/
Admission:   8EUR

Besancon Tourist Information Office, 2 Place de la 1er Armee Francaise
Phone:  03.81.80.92.55
Fax:  03.81.80.58.30
Hours:  9AM to 7PM Monday through Saturday; Sundays 10AM to noon; closing one hour earlier and on Sunday afternoons off season
Email:  info@besancon-tourisme.com
Web:   www.besancon-tourisme.com

Cathedral of St-Jean, 2 Rue du Chapitre
The Astronomical Clock on the ground floor of the Cathedral Bell Tower is the big draw here. It contains more than 30,000 parts and provides an astonishing 122 bits of information. The church itself was built during the 12th, 13th and 18th centuries and has two apses. Highlights include a Renaissance tomb, a white marble altar, and Fra Bartolomeo?s "Virgin with Saints."
Phone:  03.81.81.12.76
Hours:  open daily; Astronomical Clock tours every 60 minutes between 9:50AM and 11:50AM and 2:50PM and 5:50PM daily except Tuesday; also unavailable on Wednesdays off season.
Clock tours:   2EUR Admission to the church is free

Musee des Beaux-Arts et d?Archeologie Besancon, 1 Place de la Revolution
This museum houses one of the oldest public collections in France, dating from 1694. Over the centuries, much has been added, and today the museum exhibits ancient artifacts as well as paintings by Bellini, Rubens, Ingres, Courbet, Goya, Matisse, and others. The museum occupies the former Corn Palace, built in 1843.
Phone:  03.81.87.80.49
Fax:  03.81.87.80.64
Hours:  9:30AM to 6PM daily except Tuesdays; closing from noon to 2PM off season
Admission:   5EUR

Palais Granvelle, 96 Grand Rue
The Palais Granvelle was built in the 16th century for the Holy Roman Emperor. The Renaissance facade features Tuscan, Ionic, and Corinthian columns. Besancon is famous for its clock- and watch-making and the palace houses the Musee du Temps (Clock Museum).
Phone:  03.81.81.45.14
Fax:  03.81.81.43.91
Hours:  Call for times

Chambolle-Musigny (Burgundy)
Chateau Andre Ziltener, Rue de la Fontaine, 21220
Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the chateau here -- built in 1709 -- is a lovely spot. There?s an interesting wine museum and tours are available. Appellations include Corton Grand Cru, Chambolle-Musigny and 1er Cru, Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru, and Gevrey Chambertin.
Phone:  03.80.62.41.62 Reservations requested
Fax:  03.80.62.83.75
Hours:  9:30AM to 7PM daily
Email:  info@chateau-ziltener.com
Web:   www.chateau-ziltener.com/
Bottles of wine from:   9EUR

Colmar (Alsace)
Cave du Musee, 11 Rue Kleber
This is a good place in Colmar to taste and buy the best local wines.
Phone:  03.89.23.85.29
Fax:  03.89.23.85.29
Hours:  9:30AM to noon and 2PM to 6PM Monday through Saturday

CIVA, 12 Avenue de la Foire-aux-Vins, 68012
The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins d?Alsace (CIVA) has lots of information about the wines and wineries of Alsace.
Phone:  03.89.20.16.20
Fax:  03.89.20.16.30
Hours:  9AM to noon and 2PM to 5PM
Email:  civa@civa.fr
Web:   www.vinsalsace.com

Colmar Tourist Information Office, 4 Rue des Unterlinden
Phone:  03.89.20.68.92
Fax:  03.89.20.69.14
Email:  info@ot-colmar.fr

Colmar Toy and Miniature Train Museum, 40 Rue Vauban
For something different, visit this toy museum in an old movie theater. There are lots of animated toys and the third floor holds 1,000 meters of miniature train track for 18 vintage trains.
Phone:  03.89.41.93.10
Hours:  10AM to noon and 2PM to 6PM Wednesday through Monday; open through lunch in July, August, and September
Web:   www.museejouet.com
Admission:   4EUR

Eglise des Dominicains, Place des Dominicains
Visitors come to this Gothic church dating from the 14th century to see Martin Schongauer?s "Virgin of the Rosebush," painted in 1473.
Phone:  03.89.24.46.57
Hours:  10AM to 1PM and 3PM to 6PM daily; open through lunch in July and August; closed from January through March
Admission:   1.30EUR

Eglise St-Martin, Place de la Cathedrale
Surrounded by 16th-century houses, this essentially Gothic church was begun in 1230. The 14th-century choir is a highlight.
Phone:  03.89.41.27.20
Hours:  8:30AM to 6:30PM daily

Musee Bartholdi, 30 Rue des Marchands
Dedicated to the designer of the Statue of Liberty, this museum contains exhibits about the sculptor?s life and work, a recreation of his Paris apartment, and documents detailing the creation of his most famous work.
Phone:  03.89.41.90.60
Hours:  10AM to noon and 2PM to 6PM Wednesday through Monday; closed in January and February
Admission:   4EUR

Musee d?Unterlinden, Place d?Unterlinden
The highlight of any visit to Colmar, the Musee d?Unterlinden is located in a 13th-century Dominican monastery. It exhibits many Rhine Valley paintings from the Renaissance, and the fantastic Issenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grunwald.
Phone:  03.89.20.16.60
Fax:  03.89.41.26.22
Hours:  9AM to 6PM daily; 9AM to Noon and 2PM to 5PM off season
Email:  info@musee-unterlinden.com
Web:   www.musee-unterlinden.com
Admission:   7EUR

Dijon
Cathedrale St-Benigne, Place St-Benigne
The main reason to visit this 11th-century Benedictine abbey is to visit the Romanesque crypt topped by a rontunda supported by three rings of columns.
Phone:  03.80.30.39.33
Hours:  Open daily

Dijon Tourist Information Office, 34 Rue des Forges
You can pick up a detailed map and a copy of the informational brochure "From Vineyard to Cellars" here.
Phone:  08.92.70.05.58
Fax:  03.80.30.90.02
Hours:  9AM to noon and 2PM to 6PM Monday through Saturday
Web:   www.ot-dijon.fr/

Dubard, 25 Rue Verrerie
Another good antique store on Rue Verrerie.
Phone:  03.80.30.50.81

Eglise St-Etienne, Off Place St-Michel
This church has been rebuilt many times since it was begun in the 11th-century. The lantern on top was added in 1686.
Hours:  Open daily

Eglise St-Michel, Place St-Michel
This Renaissance church was begun in the 15th century. Its richly-carved porch features both Biblical and mythological themes.
Hours:  Open daily

Golf de Quetigny Bourgogne, Rue du Golf, Quetigny
18 holes, Par 71 Five minutes from Dijon, this course was designed in 1989 by Chris Pittman. Guests should make reservations in advance.
Phone:  03.80.48.95.20
Fax:  03.80.48.95.25

Golf Jacques Laffite Dijon Bourgogne, Bois de Norges, Norges-La-Ville
18 holes, Par 72 This 18-hole course designed by Michael Fenn in 1972 is ten minutes from Dijon. Guests should make reservations in advance.
Phone:  03.80.35.71.10
Fax:  03.80.35.79.27
Email:  contacts@golfdijonbourgorne.com
Web:   www.golfdijonbourgogne.com
Greens fees from:   18EUR

Jardin de L'Arquebuse, 1 Avenue Albert-1er
There are more than 4,000 species of vegetables and other plants here, as well as the Natural History Museum. It?s a pleasant place for a stroll.
Phone:  03.80.76.82.84

Les Halles Centrales, Rue Odebert
Dijon?s market sells fruits, vegetables, cheeses, sausages, condiments, and everything else needed to prepare wonderful meals.
Hours:  8AM to noon Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 8AM to 5PM Saturdays.

Maille, 32 Rue de la Liberte
Pick up Grey Poupon, gourmet vinegars, and other Burgundian goodies at this gourmet shop first established in 1777.
Phone:  03.80.30.41.02
Hours:  9AM to noon and 2:15PM to 7PM Monday through Friday; 9:15AM to 12:15PM and 2:15PM to 7PM Saturdays
Web:   www.maille.com

Monique Buisson, 21 Rue Verrerie
This stylish antique store on atmospheric Rue Verrerie is good for furniture and objets d?arts.
Phone:  03.80.30.31.19
Hours:  9AM to noon and 2PM to 7PM Monday through Saturday

Mulot & Petitjean, 16 Rue de la Liberte
Mulot & Petitjean has been making gingerbread since 1796. They also carry Burgundian goodies like mustard and cassis, as well as good local wines.
Phone:  03.80.30.07.10
Hours:  8:30AM to 7:30PM Tuesday through Saturday; 8:30AM to noon and 2PM to 7:30PM Mondays; 9AM to noon and 2PM to 7PM Sundays

Musee Archeologique, 5 Rue Docteur-Maret
Occupying a former dormitory of an 11th-century Benedictine abbey, this museum contains a nice collection of Greco-Roman sculpture and other artifacts.
Phone:  03.80.30.88.54
Hours:  9:30AM to 6PM daily; closing from noon to 2PM off season
Admission:   2.75EUR

Musee d'Art Sacre, 15 Rue Ste-Anne
This museum of religious art in the Convent of the Bernardines displays art and artifacts from throughout Burgundy.
Phone:  03.80.44.12.69
Fax:  03.80.44.12.78
Hours:  10AM to noon and 2PM to 6PM Wednesday to Monday
Admission:   2.80EUR

Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne, 15 Rue Ste-Anne
This museum documents life in Burgundy through the ages with tools, crafts, and costumes, as well as some reconstructed 19th-century store fronts.
Phone:  03.80.44.12.69
Fax:  03.80.44.12.78
Hours:  9AM to noon and 2PM to 6PM Wednesday to Monday
Admission:   2.80EUR

Musee des Beaux Arts, Place de la St-Chapelle
Located in Dijon?s splendid Ducal Palace, the Musee des Beaux Arts exhibits work by Garicault, Courbet, Monet, and Manet, as well as Renaissance sculptures and the mausoleum of the Dukes. You can also visit the banqueting hall and the 15th-century kitchens. The Tower of Philippe the Good has recently reopened and it provides wonderful views all the way to Mont Blanc.
Phone:  03.80.74.52.70
Fax:  03.80.74.53.44
Hours:  10AM to 6PM Wednesday to Monday
Admission:   3.40EUR

Musee Magnin, 4 Rue des Bons-Enfants
The owner of this 17th-century mansion willed the house and its contents to the city of Dijon. It contains period furnishings, and paintings from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
Phone:  03.80.67.11.10
Fax:  03.80.66.43.75
Hours:  10AM to noon and 2PM to 6PM Tuesday through Sunday
Admission:   3EUR

Notre-Dame de Dijon, Place Notre-Dame
This Gothic Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in Dijon. Begun in the 13th century, the building took more than 200 years to complete. It's worth visiting to see the wonderful gargoyles, Jacquemart clock -- which has been keeping time since 1383 -- and the beautiful stained glass windows. Touching the sculpted owl brings good luck.
Hours:  Open daily

Epernay (Champagne)
Champagne de Castellane, 63 Avenue de Champagne, 51200
The tour here is informative about Champagne producing and the view from the Castellane tower alone is worth the price of admission.
Phone:  03.26.51.19.19 Reservations required
Fax:  03.26.54.24.81
Hours:  10AM to noon and 2PM to 6PM daily; closed in winter
Web:   www.castellane.com
Tour and tasting:   5EUR

Champagne Leclerc Briant, 67 Rue Chaude Ruelle, 51204
A variety of tastings and tours are offered at this Epernay Champagne house. Most include a visit to the on-site Wine Museum, which contains hundreds of artifacts, tools, and documents.
Phone:  03.26.54.45.33 Reservations required
Fax:  03.26.54.49.59
Hours:  9AM to noon and 1:30PM to 5PM Monday through Friday; closed in August
Email:  plb@leclercbriant.com
Web:   www.leclercbriant.com/index.php3

Epernay Tourist Information Office, 7 Avenue de Champagne
Phone:  03.26.53.33.00
Fax:  03.26.51.95.22
Web:   www.tourisme.fr/office-de-tourisme/EPERNAY.htm

Mercier, 68 Avenue de Champagne
Mercier is the best selling Champagne in France and their tour is the most popular in Epernay. The Visitor?s Center was built around the world?s largest wine barrel. Built in 1889, it can hold more than 215,000 bottles of wine. Their tour takes you on laser-guided trains through 11 miles of cellar tunnels.
Phone:  03.26.51.22.22 Reservations required
Fax:  03.26.51.22.23
Hours:  9:30AM to 11:30AM and 2PM to 4:30PM daily; Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays off season
Web:   www.champagnemercier.com
Tour and tastings:   6.50EUR

Moet et Chandon, 18 Avenue de Champagne
Moet was founded in 1743 and is best known as the maker of Dom Perignon. Napoleon used to stop by here to stock up before he headed off to war. The tours are interesting and informative.
Phone:  03.26.51.20.20 Reservations required
Hours:  9:30AM to 11:30AM and 2PM to 4:30PM daily
Web:   www.moet.com
Tour and tastings:   8EUR

Perrier-Jouet, 26 Avenue de Champagne, 51201
You can tour Perrier-Jouet and have a taste of their outstanding Champagne free if you make a reservation.
Phone:  03.26.53.38.10 Reservations required
Fax:  03.26.77.40.50
Hours:  Open for tours Monday through Friday, call for times
Email:  Frederique_Baveret@perrier-jouet.fr
Web:   www.perrier-jouet.com/

Perrier-Jouet Maison Belle Epoque, 26 Avenue de Champagne, 51201
The managing directors of Perrier-Jouet spent more than five years amassing a world class collection of Art Nouveau furnishings and objet d?arts with which to furnish the Perrier-Jouet family home at Number 11. It?s absolutely gorgeous. Lovers of Art Nouveau should not miss it.
Phone:  03.26.53.38.10 Reservations required
Fax:  03.26.77.40.50
Hours:  Call for appointment
Email:  frederique_baveret@perrier-jouet
Web:   www.perrier-jouet.com

Fixin (Burgundy)
Domaine Berthaut, Cave au Napoleon, 21220
Napoleon gave his name to the cellar here. Appellations include Bourgogne, Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuite-Villages, and Fixin and 1er Cru.
Phone:  03.80.52.45.48 Reservations requested
Fax:  03.80.51.31.05
Hours:  Call for times
Web:   domaine-berthaut.com
Bottles of wine from:   6EUR Tastings are free

Domaine du Clos Saint Louise, 4, Rue des Rosiers, 21220
This family estate produces Cote de Nuits-Villages, Marsannay, Fixin and 1er Cru, Gevrey-Chambertin, and Bourgogne appellations.
Phone:  03.80.52.45.51 Reservations requested
Fax:  03.80.58.88.76
Hours:  9AM to 12:30PM and 2PM to 7PM daily; closed the last three weeks in August and December
Email:  clos.st.louis@wanadoo.fr
Bottles of wine from:   4.58EUR Tastings are free

Domaine Joliet Pere et Fils, Manoir de la Perriere, 21220
The Joliet family manor house was built by the Citeaux monks in the 12th century. Fixin 1er Cru Clos de la Perriere is produced here and there?s a wine press dating from 1142.
Phone:  03.80.52.47.85 Reservations requested
Fax:  03.80.51.99.90
Hours:  9AM to 12:30PM and 2PM to 7PM daily
Email:  benigne@wanadoo.fr
Bottles of wine from:   13.73EUR Tastings are free

Gevrey-Chambertin (Burgundy)
Chateau de Gevrey-Chambertin, Le Chateau, 21220
This chateau and the estate here are managed by Elisabeth Miteran, and if you?re lucky, she will take you on an informative tour of the historic fortress which towers above the village. The grapes here are harvested by hand and juiced with a 200-year-old press. The chateau produces four appellations: Charme Chambertin Grand Cru, Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru, Gevrey-Chambertin Controlee, and a Controlee Pinot Noir.
Phone:  03.80.34.36.77
Hours:  10AM to noon and 2PM to 6PM daily: from 11AM on Sundays; closed in winter
Email:  elisabeth.miteran@wanadoo.fr
Web:   perso.wanadoo.fr/alain.miteran/indexchto.htm
Admission:   4EUR

Domaine Alain Burguet, 18 Rue de l?Eglise, 21220
Appellations at this small vineyard include Gevrey-Chambertin Vielles Vignes.
Phone:  33.80.34.36.35 Reservations requested
Fax:  33.80.58.50.45
Hours:  Call for times

Domaine Denis Mortet, 22 Rue de l?Eglise, 21220
Best known for his stellar 1998 wines, 44-year-old Denis Mortet is producing powerful, elegant wines. Appellations include: Gevrey-Chambertin, Marsannay, Clos de Vougeot, Chambolle-Musigny, and Chambertin.
Phone:  33.80.34.10.05 Reservations requested
Fax:  33.80.58.51.32
Hours:  Call for times

Domaine Pierre Damoy, 11 Rue du Marechal de Lattre de Tassigny, 21220
This family-owned winery is run by Pierre Damoy, great grand-nephew of the original owner. Appellations include: Chambertin, Chambertin-Clos de Beze, and Chapelle-Chambertin.
Phone:  33.80.34.30.47 Reservations required
Fax:  33.80.58.54.79
Hours:  Call for times
Email:  info@domaine-pierre-damoy.com
Web:   www.domaine-pierre-damoy.com

Domaine Tortochot, 12 Rue de L?Eglise, 21220
In the same family for three generations, this 10 hectare domaine produces Morey-Saint-Denis, Close de Vougeot Grand Cru, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambertin, Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru, and Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru.
Phone:  03.80.34.30.68 Reservations requested
Fax:  03.80.34.18.80
Hours:  9AM to noon and 2PM to 6PM daily
Email:  contact@tortochot.com
Web:   www.tortochot.com
Tastings of 3 wines:   5EUR
Bottles of wine from:  14EUR

Domaine Trapet Pere et Fils, 53 Route de Beaune, 21220
The Trapets have been making wine for five generations. Appelations include: Bourgogne, Marsannay, Gevrey Chambertin and 1er Crus, Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru, Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru, and Chambertin Grand Cru.
Phone:  03.80.34.30.40 Reservations requested
Fax:  03.80.51.86.34
Hours:  9AM to 11:30AM and 2PM to 5PM daily
Email:  message@domaine-trapet.com
Web:   www.domaine-trapet.com
Bottles of wine from:   9EUR Tastings are free

Gevrey-Chambertin Tourist Information Web Site
Web:   www.ot-gevreychambertin.fr

Haut-Koenigsbourg (Alsace)
Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg
There?s been a castle on this site since 1114. Kaiser Wilhelm II reconstructed the present "medieval" castle around 1900. And though it?s not authentic, it?s still enjoyable. Besides, the views and the photographs of the magnificent castle perched above the region are reason enough to go.
Phone:  03.88.82.50.60
Fax:  03.88.82.50.61
Hours:  9:30AM to 5:30PM daily in summer; closing for lunch off season; closing at 5PM in spring, Fall and Winter
Email:  contact@monum.fr
Web:   www.monum.fr/m_koenigsbourg/indexa.dml?lang=fr
Admission:   7EUR

Hautvillers (Champagne)
Abbey d?Hautvillers
Dom Perignon managed the Abbey and ran the cellar here for nearly 50 years in the 17th century. He is buried here. The abbey dates from the 7th century.
Phone:  03.26.59.40.89 Reservations required
Fax:  03.26.59.47.45
Hours:  Call for appointment

Kaysersberg (Alsace)
Domaine Weinbach, Close des Capucins, 68240
Domaine Weinbach was established by the Capucin monks in 1612. Today, the 23 hectare estate is managed by a woman and her two daughters and their Gewurtztraminers are among the finest in the world. Excellent Grands Crus Rieslings and Gewurztraminers.
Phone:  03.89.47.13.21 Reservations requested
Fax:  03.89.47.38.18
Hours:  9AM to noon and 2PM to 6PM Monday through Friday
Email:  contact@domaineweinbach.com
Web:   www.domaineweinbach.com

Le Mesnil sur Oger (Champagne)
Launois Pere et Fils, 2 Avenue Eugene Guillaume, 51190
Bernand Launois has assembled a huge collection of implements and artifacts for his museum and the two-hour tour of his cellars is one of the best in the Champagne region. Very enjoyable.
Phone:  03.26.57.50.15 Reservations required
Fax:  03.26.57.97.82
Hours:  Call for times
Email:  info@champagne-launois.fr
Web:   www.champagne-launois.fr

Levernois (Burgundy)
Golf de Beaune-Levernois
18 holes, Par 72 Just outside Beaune, this Piot-designed course opened in 1990. Guests should make reservations in advance.
Phone:  03.80.24.10.29
Fax:  03.80.24.03.78
Greens fees from:   35EUR

Meursault (Burgundy)
Chateau de Meursault, 12 Rue de Martray, 21190
The Mersault family began cultivating grapes in the 13th century. Today it produces primarily white wine from Chardonnay grapes, one third of which is Premier Cru. Appellations include Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, Beaune and 1ers Crus, Pommard, Volnay, Aloxe-Corton, and Savigny-les-Beaune.
Phone:  03.80.26.22.75 Reservations requested
Fax:  03.80.26.22.76
Hours:  9:30AM to noon and 2:30PM to 6PM daily
Web:   www.meursault.com
Bottles of wine from:   7.50EUR

Nancy
Eglise des Cordeliers, 66 Grand Rue
This modest 15th-century church contains the tombs of the Dukes of Lorraine in its round chapel.
Phone:  03.83.32.18.74
Fax:  03.83.32.87.63
Hours:  10AM to 12:30PM and 2PM to 6PM Wednesday through Monday
Admission:   3EUR

Hotel de Ville de Nancy, 1 Place Stanislas
Nancy?s magnificent town hall is only open during summer and only from 10:30PM to 11PM. But its worth scheduling your evening to include it. Built at the same time as Place Stanislas, it contains a magnificent balustrade and double staircase designed by Jean Lamour. The Grand Salon and the Salon Carre are also must sees. There?s also an accompanying sound and light show on Place Stanislas.
Hours:  10:30PM June through September daily
Admission:   2.29EUR

Musee de l?Ecole de Nancy, 36 - 38 Rue du Sergent Blandan
Glass artist Emile Galle founded an arts school here in 1901 and today a museum dedicated to the work of the school occupies the superb house built for Eugene Corbin around the turn of the century. The house has been meticulously restored and it contains jewelry, fabrics, furniture, glass, and objets d?art by all the major members of the school.
Phone:  03.83.40.14.86
Fax:  03.83.40.83.31
Hours:  10:30AM to 6PM Wednesday through Sunday
Web:   www.ecole-de-nancy.com
Admission:   4.60EUR

Musee des Arts et Traditions Populaires, 64 - 66 Grand Rue, 54000
This museum in a former monastery of the Eglise des Cordeliers recreates life in Lorraine from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 19th century. It was designed to complement the Lorraine Museum.
Phone:  03.83.32.18.74
Fax:  03.83.32.87.63
Hours:  10AM to 12:30PM and 2PM to 6PM daily except Tuesday
Admission:   3.10EUR

Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, 3 Place Stanislas
Housed in an 18th-century palace built at the same time as Place Stanislas, Nancy?s fine arts museum displays European work from the 15th to the 20th centuries, including paintings by Caravaggio, Rubens, Boucher, Manet, Monet, and Modigliani. There?s also a terrific collection of Art Nouveau glass in the "Nancy" style.
Phone:  03.83.85.30.72
Fax:  03.83.85.30.76
Hours:  10AM to 6PM daily except Tuesday
Admission:   5.40EUR

Musee Historique Lorraine, 64 Rue Grand Rue, 54000
Housed in the 13th-century Ducal Palace, Lorraine?s history museum contains Medieval and Renaissance sculpture, a series of 16th-century tapestries which are displayed in the Duke?s banqueting hall, and an impressive collection of paintings by Georges de la Tour.
Phone:  03.83.32.18.74
Fax:  03.83.32.87.63
Hours:  10AM to 12:30PM and 2PM to 6PM, daily except Tuesday
Admission:   3.10EUR
Combination ticket:  4.60EUR

Nancy Tourist Information Office, Place Stanislas, 54011
Those who wish to visit all three of Nancy?s museums can do so at reduced rates by purchasing the Nancy Museum Pass from the Tourist Office.
Phone:  03.83.35.22.41
Fax:  03.83.35.90.10
Hours:  9AM to 7PM Monday through Saturday; 10AM to 5PM Sundays; closing at 6PM off season and at 1PM on Sundays
Email:  tourisme@ot-nancy.fr
Web:   www.ot-nancy.fr

Pepiniere Park, Bd. du 26eme Regiment d'Infanterie
This lovely 53-acre park was laid out in 1765. It has a carousel, a small zoo, and a rose garden, and it?s a pleasant place for a stroll.
Hours:  6:30AM to 11:30PM in summer; opening later and closing earlier off season

Pommard (Burgundy)
Chateau de Pommard
The largest vineyard in Burgundy owned by a single person, the Pommard Estate was established by the 1st Duke of Burgundy in 1098. The Chateau and other 18th-century buildings are lovely.
Phone:  03.80.22.12.59 Reservations requested
Fax:  03.80.24.65.88
Hours:  9AM to 6PM daily
Email:  contact@chateaudepommard.fr
Web:   www.chateau-de-pommard.tm.fr/
Bottles of wine from:   30EUR Tastings are free

Reims (Champagne)
Basilique St-Remi, 53 Rue St-Simon
The Basilica of St-Remi was consecrated by Pope Leo in 1049. Though it suffers from inevitable comparisons with the Cathedral, it?s well worth a visit. It?s the oldest church in Reims and the largest pilgrimage church in Northern France. There?s an early Gothic choir and impressive 13th-century stained glass, and many of the early French kings are buried here. During the summer, there are Sound and Light shows on Saturday nights inside the cathedral at 9:30PM.
Phone:  03.26.85.23.36
Hours:  8AM to 7PM Sunday through Wednesday; 9AM to 7PM Thursday through Saturday
Admission to the Museum:   3EUR

Cathedrale Notre Dame de Reims, Place du Cardinal-Lucon
One of the world?s great cathedrals, Reims dates from 1211 though it has been extensively restored following World War I. Not only is the Cathedral magnificent, it?s one of the most historic sites in France. It was the scene of every coronation between 816 and 1825 and Joan of Arc brought the Dauphin here to be crowned Charles VII in 1429. The beautiful West Facade is decorated with more than 2,300 statues, 56 of which make up the Gallery of the Kings. The lovely "Smiling Angel" is on the North Portal of the West Facade. The pinnacles and buttresses are fantastic and the Rose and Chagall windows are breathtaking. If you see only one thing in the area, make it this. Admission is free
Phone:  03.26.47.55.34
Hours:  730AM to 7:30PM daily
From:   0EUR

Champagne Taittinger, 9 Place St-Nicaise
Taittinger?s cellars are in Gallo-Roman chalk mines dating all the way back to the 4th century. That?s one reason the one-hour tours here are arguably the best in town.
Phone:  03.26.85.84.33 Reservations required
Fax:  03.26.85.84.05
Hours:  9:30AM to Noon and 2PM to 4:30PM daily; 9:30AM to noon and 2PM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday off season
Web:   www.taittinger.com
From:   0EUR

Cryptoportique, Place du Forum
This Gallo-Roman structure from the 3rd century AD marked the entrance to the Forum of the ancient town of Durocortorum.
Phone:  03.26.85.23.36
Hours:  2PM to 5PM Tuesday through Sunday in summer
Tours:   3.05EUR

Maison de Pommery, Place du General-Gouraud
The formal gardens, Elizabethan-style architecture, and atmospheric cellars reached by 116 steps make this one of the most popular Champagne houses in Reims.
Phone:  03.26.61.62.56 Reservations required
Fax:  03.26.61.62.99
Hours:  9:30AM to 7PM daily: 9:30AM to 6PM Monday through Friday off season
Email:  info@pommery.fr
Web:   www.pommery.com/
Tour and tastings:   7EUR

Mumm, 34 Rue du Champ-de-Mars
The one-hour tour here includes a brief history lesson, a video, the Museum of Champagne Crafts, and, of course, a taste of Mumm?s fruity Champagnes.
Phone:  03.26.49.59.70 Reservations required
Fax:  03.26.49.59.01
Hours:  9AM to 11AM and 2PM to 5PM daily; off-season by appointment only
Email:  mumm@champagne-mumm.com
Web:   www.mumm.com/
Tour and tastings:   7.50EUR

Musee des Beaux-Arts, 8 Rue Chanzy
One of the ten best provincial museums in France, Reims?s fine arts museum has significant paintings by Cranach (Elder and Younger) and Corot.
Phone:  03.26.47.28.44
Hours:  10AM to noon and 2PM to 6PM Wednesday through Monday
Admission:   3EUR

Palais du Tau, Place du Cardinal Lucon, 51100
Located next to the Cathedral, in the former Archbishop?s Palace, the Tau Palace contains its treasures. It displays 15th-century tapestries, sculptures from the Cathedral, and coronation robes. You can also tour the banqueting hall where the coronation festivities were held.
Phone:  03.26.47.81.79
Fax:  03.26.47.85.65
Hours:  9:30AM to 6PM daily in summer; closing from 12:30PM to 2PM and closing at 5:30PM off season
Admission:   7EUR

Piper Hiedsieck, 51 Boulevard Henri-Vasnier
Established in 1785, Piper-Heidsieck transports visitors through their cellars in electric cars.
Phone:  03.26.84.43.44 Reservations required
Hours:  9AM to 11:45AM and 2PM to 5:15PM daily; closed Tuesday and Wednesdays off season
Web:   www.piper-heidsieck.com
Tour and tastings:   7EUR

Reims Tourist Information Office, 12 Boulevard General Leclerc
Phone:  03.26.77.45.00
Fax:  03.26.77.45.19
Hours:  9AM to 7PM Monday through Saturday, 10AM to 6PM Sunday; off-season 10AM to 5PM Monday through Saturday, 11AM to 4PM Sunday
Email:  tourismreims@netvia.com
Web:   www.reims-tourisme.com/

Salle de Reddition, 12 Rue Franklin-D-Roosevelt
History buffs may want to make a stop here, at the little schoolhouse where the Germans surrendered to General Eisenhower on May 7, 1945.
Phone:  03.26.47.84.19
Hours:  10AM to noon and 2PM to 6PM Wednesday through Monday
Admission:   3EUR

St-Remi Abbey Museum, 52 Rue Simon
Housed in the former Abbey of St-Remi Basilica, this museum has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1991. It documents the history of the city and encloses the original Gothic Chapter House.
Phone:  03.26.85.23.36
Fax:  03.26.82.07.99
Hours:  2PM to 6:30PM Monday through Friday; 2PM to 7PM Saturdays and Sundays
Admission:   3EUR

Veuve-Clicquot-Pondardin, 1 Place des Droits-de-l?Homme
Forty million bottles age in the 16 miles of cellars at Veuve-Cliquot. The tour includes a video.
Phone:  03.26.89.54.41 Reservations required
Hours:  10AM to 6PM Monday through Saturday; 10AM to 6PM Monday through Friday off-season
Web:   www.veuve-clicquot.com
Admission   7EUR

Ribeauville (Alsace)
F.E.Trimbach, 15 Route de Bergheim, 68150
One of the legendary names of Alsace, the Trimbach family has been making wine in the region since 1626. The International Exhibition in Brussels in 1898 established the estate?s reputation and its been going strong ever since. Riesling, Gewurtztraniner, and Tokay Pinot Gris. Their Riesling Clos-Ste-Hune may be Alsace?s best wine.
Phone:  03.89.73.60.30 Reservations requested
Fax:  03.89.73.89.04
Hours:  Call for time
Email:  contact@maison-trimbach.fr
Web:   www.maison-trimbach.fr

Riquewihr (Alsace)
Hugel & Fils, 2 Rue de la Premiere Armee Francais, 68340
The Hugels have been growing grapes in Alsace since 1639. Today, the family is proud that Hugel wines are served in 80% of France?s great restaurants. They produce 100,000 cases a year and their top wines include Riesling, Tokay Pinot Gris, and Gewurtztraminer. Their 1995 Hugel Riesling Selection de Grains Nobles is five-star. Parking is not available, so leave your car outside the town walls of Riquewihr and walk in.
Phone:  03.89.47.92.15
Fax:  03.89.49.00.10
Hours:  10AM to 12:30PM and 2PM to 6PM daily; closed from Christmas to Easter
Email:  info@hugel.com
Web:   www.hugel.com/en/index_en.html

Strasbourg
Brasseries Kronenbourg, 68, Route d?Oberhausbergen, 67000
Dating from 1664, Kronenbourg beer is one of the most popular in France with 41% market share. Make a reservation and you can tour the brewery and museum. The tour ends with a tasting.
Phone:  03.88.27.44.88 Reservations required
Fax:  03.88.27.42.06
Web:   www.brasseries-kronenbourg.com

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg, Place de la Cathedrale
Constructed between 1176 and 1439, Strasbourg?s Cathedral is the tallest medieval structure. Carved of rose colored stone, it is intricate, almost lacy in appearance outside. Inside, it contains a magnificent rose window and the Pillar of the Angels. The Astronomical clock, which dates from the mid-16th century, is extremely popular. Every tourist in town starts queuing up by 11:30AM to see the12:30 show. The views from the tower are breathtaking.
Phone:  03.88.21.43.34
Hours:  Cathedral is open from 7AM to 11:30AM and from 12:40PM to 7PM daily; tower is open from 9AM to 5:30PM daily in July and August; closing at 4:30PM in winter and 5:30PM in spring and fall
Web:   www.cathedrale-strasbourg.asso.fr
Tower admission:   3EUR
Clock admission:  0.80EUR

Heineken Brewery, 4 Rue St-Charles
Ninety-minute tours with tastings are available by prior reservation.
Phone:  03.88.19.57.55 Reservations required
Hours:  Call for times

Musee Archeologique de Strasbourg, Palais Rohan, 2 Place du Chateau
This museum in the basement of Palais Rohan exhibits archaeological artifacts dating from 600,000 BC to 800 AD.
Phone:  03.88.52.50.00
Hours:  10AM to noon and 1:30PM to 6PM Monday and Wednesday through Saturday; 10AM to 5PM Sundays
Web:   www.musees-strasbourg.org/musee_archeo/
Admission:   3EUR

Musee Beaux Arts de Strasbourg, Palais Rohan, 2 Place du Chateau
This museum on the first floor of the Palais Rohan displays paintings by Botticelli, Raphael, Veronese, El Greco, Rubens, Van Dyck, Tiepolo, Goya, Corot, Courbet, and others.
Phone:  03.88.52.50.00
Hours:  10AM to 6PM Monday and Wednesday through Monday
Web:   www.musees-strasbourg.org/F/BEAUX_ARTS.HTML
Admission:   4EUR

Musee de l?Oeuvre Notre-Dame de Strasbourg, 3 Place du Chateau
This museum houses the treasures of the Cathedral and displays Alsatian art from the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Many of the original scupltures from the cathedral are here, and there?s some wonderful stained glass, including a window dating from 1070.
Phone:  03.88.52.50.00
Hours:  10AM to 6PM Tuesday through Sunday
Admission:   4EUR

Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Palais Rohan, 2 Place du Chateau
This popular folk art museum is located in three 16th and 17th century mansions. Its exhibits include recreations of farms, stores, homes, and workshops, as well as furniture, toys, and other items typical of the region.
Phone:  03.88.52.50.00
Hours:  10AM to 6PM Wednesday through Monday
Admission:   4EUR

Palais Rohan, 2 Place du Chateau
Built in the mid-18th century by the King?s architect as a palace for Alsace?s Prince-Bishops, Palais Rohan houses three museums: The Beaux Arts museum, the decorative arts museum, and the archaeology museum.
Phone:  03.88.52.50.00
Hours:  10AM to 6PM Wednesday through Monday
Admission:   4EUR

Strasbourg Fluvial, 15 Rue de Nantes, 67100
Strasbourg Fluvial operates day and night cruises through Strasbourg on the Ill River. Be at the landing stage next to Palais des Rohan 15 minutes before your departure.
Phone:  03.88.84.13.13
Fax:  03.88.84.33.13
Hours:  Departures every 30 minutes between 9:30AM and 9PM; departures at 10:30AM, 1PM, 2:30PM and 4PM off season
75-minute cruises:   7EUR

Strasbourg Tourist Information Office, 17 Place de la Cathedrale
Pick up maps and other useful information here. The office also sells the Strasbourg Pass, which includes free admission to four of Strasbourg?s attractions, half-price admission at five other attractions, a boat tour, and a day?s bike rental.
Phone:  03.88.52.28.28
Fax:  03.88.52.28.33
Hours:  9AM to 7PM Monday through Saturday; 9AM to 6PM Sundays
Email:  info@ot-strasbourg.fr
Web:   www.ot-strasbourg.fr
Strasbourg pass:   10.60EUR

Velocation, 4 Rue du Maire Kuss
Run by the city of Strasbourg, Velocation rent bikes and provides bicycling information from four locations throughout the city.
Phone:  03.88.23.56.75
Fax:  03.88.22.34.74
Hours:  6AM to 7:30PM Monday through Friday; 9AM to noon and 2PM to 7PM Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
Web:   www.velo-strasbourg.com/suite_uk.html
Bike rentals from:   5EUR

Troyes
Apothicairie de l?Hotel Dieu le Comte, Quai des Comtes-de-Champagne
You can visit the pharmacy of Troyes?s magnificent 12th-century hospital which is filled with medicinal plants and herbs.
Phone:  03.25.80.98.97
Hours:  10AM to 1PM and 2PM to 6PM Wednesday through Monday June through September; 10AM to Noon and 2PM to 6PM Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday off season
Admission:   4EUR

Basilique St-Urbain, Place Venier
This magnificently designed church was founded by Pope Urban IV in the 13th century. With its "Last Judgement" tympanum and perfect proportions, this is one of the most attractive churches in France.
Phone:  03.25.73.37.13
Hours:  10AM to 12:30PM and 1:30PM to 7PM daily in July and August; 10AM to noon and 2PM to 5PM daily off season

Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, 1 Place St-Pierre
Built between the 13th and 17th centuries, this Gothic church contains almost 200 stained glass windows including the Mystical Wine Press window which dates from 1625. The treasury includes some interesting reliquaries and alms boxes.
Phone:  03.25.82.62.75
Hours:  9AM to 7PM daily in summer; 10AM to noon and 2PM to 5PM off season

Eglise St-Jean, Rue Champeaux
The clock tower of St-Jean is a Troyes landmark and England?s Henry V married Catherine of France here in 1420.
Phone:  03.25.73.06.96
Hours:  Open daily

Eglise St-Madeleine, Rue de Madeleine
Dating from the middle of the 12th century, St-Madeleine is Troyes?s oldest church. A triple arch stone screen separates the nave from the choir in the 16th-century charnel house. It also contains some beautiful stained glass windows.
Phone:  03.25.73.82.90
Hours:  Open daily

Eglise St-Pantaleon, Rue de Vauluisant
The large collection of polychrome sculptures is the main reason to visit this 16th- to 18th-century church.
Phone:  03.25.73.06.99
Hours:  Open daily

Hotel de Vauluisant, 4 Rue Vauluisant
There are two museums in this 16th-century mansion, one tracing the history of the region, the other tracing the history of textile making in the region.
Phone:  03.25.76.21.60
Hours:  10AM to 1PM and 2PM to 6PM Wednesday through Monday in July and August; 10AM to noon and 2PM to 6PM Wednesday through Sunday off season
Admission:   4.60EUR
Combination ticket:  6EUR

Hotel du Petit Louvre, Rue de la Montee St-Pierre
Only the courtyard of this restored 16th-century coaching inn is open to the public, but you?ll be able to enjoy the exterior elements of the building which include a fish-scale roof and a facade decorated with colorful faces.
Hours:  Courtyard open daily

Maison de l'Outil, 7 Rue de la Trinite
Troye's tool and craft museum displays more than 7,000 hand-made tools, used in the traditional trades of the area.
Phone:  03.25.73.28.26
Fax:  03.25.73.90.47
Hours:  1PM to 6PM Monday;10AM to 6PM daily Tuesday through Saturday
Email:  maison.de.l.outil@wanadoo.fr
Web:   www.maison-de-l-outil.com
Admission:   6.50EUR

Musee d'Art Moderne de Troyes, Place St-Pierre
Located in the restored 16th-century Bishop?s Palace, Troyes?s Museum of Modern Art was built around one of the largest private collections ever given to France. There are 350 paintings and 1,300 drawings by Cezanne, Gaughin, Matisse, Picasso, Degas, and others. Very strong Fauves collection.
Phone:  03.25.76.26.80
Fax:  03.25.76.95.02
Hours:  11AM to 6PM Tuesday through Saturday
Admission:   4.60EUR
Combination ticket:  6EUR

Musee des Beaux Arts e d?Archeologie de Troyes, 1 Rue Chretien-de-Troyes
The two museums in the old Abbaye-St-Loup display archaeological treasures including a Gallo-Roman statue of Apollo, medieval jewelry, weapons, and sculpture, as well as paintings by Rubens, David, Watteau, and Fragonard.
Phone:  03.25.76.21.68
Hours:  10AM to 1PM and 2PM to 6PM Wednesday through Monday; Off season 10AM to noon and 2PM to 6PM Wednesday through Monday
Admission:   4.60EUR
Combination ticket:  6EUR

Troyes Tourist Information Office, 16 Boulevard Carnot
You can pick up a map and a museum pass that will save you 50% on admission to the city?s museums.
Phone:  03.25.82.62.70
Fax:  03.25.73.06.81
Hours:  9AM to noon and 2PM to 6PM Monday through Saturday
Email:  contact@ot-troyes.fr
Web:   www.ot-troyes.fr/
Museum Pass:   9EUR

Vougeot (Burgundy)
Chateau du Clos de Vougeot
The Chateau has a history dating back to the 12th century when the Cistercian monks began cultivating wines here. In 1551, the Abbot enlarged the original structure and created the present castle. Today, it is the headquarters of the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin and you can visit the huge banqueting halls and see the cellars and 12th-century wine presses.
Phone:  03.80.62.86.09 Reservations requested
Fax:  03.80.62.82.75
Hours:  9AM to 6:30PM Sunday through Friday; 9AM to 5PM Saturday; closing for lunch from 11:30AM to 2PM and at 5:30PM off season
Email:  tastevin@axnet.fr
Web:   www.tastevin-bourgogne.com
Admission:   4EUR

La Grand Cave, Route Nationale 74, 21640
La Grand Cave serves as the exclusive tasting cellar for the adjacent Chateau Clos de Vougeot. Appellations include: Bourgogne Aligote, Bourgogne Passe-Tout-Grains, Code be Beaune-Villages, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits-Villages, and other Premiers and Grands Crus.
Phone:  03.80.62.87.13
Fax:  03.80.62.82.46
Hours:  9AM to 6:30PM daily
Bottles of wine from:   6EUR