Winter in the Vineyards of Burgundy

We certainly have fewer guests in the winter at our vacation rentals in Burgundy. Yes, it can get cold. It’s also beautiful though. Here are some photos of winter in Burgundy, taken by me and Franck’s mother, Michèle.

Below is the path that leads to our house La Maison des Chaumes the morning after a good winter frost. It’s like a fairy-land isn’t it?

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This is a photo I took from the my daily constitutional around the Mont Saint Victor in wintertime. This is looking out over the valley and vineyards towards Magny-les-Villers. The one below is the view of the path that encircles the Mont Saint Victor (a walk I highly encourage our guests to adopt no matter what the season).

The Roman-era chapel and the neolithic tombs up on the top aren’t too shabby either.

Below is one of our favorite trees on Les Chaumes, the shared grassy area above the village of Villers-la-Faye, directly behind La Maison des Chaumes.

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I find Burgundy goes extremely well with the winter season. Winter in Burgundy means wine festivals (Les Trois Glorieuses in November and the Saint-Vincent in January), winetastings in cellars, long, leisurely meals of coq au vin or boeuf bourgignon, quiet vespers services at the nearby monastery of Cîteaux. It’s magical, just like the winter scenes above.

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