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Medieval Burgundy

15 Jul — 22 Jul 2018 | Tour Director: Cathy Oakes

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Tour Director

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Cathy Oakes, PhD, FSA

Associate professor in Art History at Oxford University.

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart St Pancras 1024 on Eurostar and TGV via Paris to Montbard, arriving 1557. Transfer by coach to Vézelay for two nights at Hotel de la Poste et du Lion d’Or. Evening lecture: An Introduction to Medieval Burgundy.

Day

2

Morning: Guédelon. Afternoon in Auxerre: Abbey of St Germain (Carolingian frescoes) and Gothic Cathedral of St Étienne.

Day

3

Vézelay: La Madeleine (great pilgrimage church and abbey). Afternoon: via 12th century Fontenay (one of Europe’s most unspoiled Cistercian abbeys) to Basilica of St Andoche, Saulieu. Transfer by coach to Beaune for five nights at Hôtel de la Poste.

Day

4

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

5

Beaune: Hotel-Dieu (van der Weyden’s Last Judgement). Afternoon in Autun: 12th century Cathedral of St Lazare, Musée Rolin.

Day

6

Whole day excursion to Dijon: Chartreuse de Champmol, Cathedral of St Bénigne, Archaeological Museum, Palais des Ducs.

Day

7

Whole day excursion to St Philibert at Tournus and Bourg-en- Bresse (flamboyant Brou Monastery).

Day

8

Depart Beaune for Laon for visit to Laon Cathedral. Transfer to Lille, departing Lille 1734 on Eurostar, arriving St Pancras 1803.

Tour Dates

15 Jul — 22 Jul 2018

Days

8

Cost

£2595

Tour Code

MBUR-18

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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 £355.

 
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