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Medieval Burgundy

21 Jul — 28 Jul 2019 | Tour Director: Cathy Oakes

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Cathy Oakes,

PhD, FSA

Associate Professor in Art History at Oxford University.

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Itinerary

Day

1

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.

Day

2

Morning lecture: An Introduction to Medieval Burgundy followed by visit to Guédelon. Afternoon in Auxerre: Abbey of St Germain (Carolingian frescoes) and Gothic Cathedral of St Etienne.

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 to Beaune for five nights at Hotel de la Poste.

Day

4

Whole day excursion via Romanesque village churches in Malay (subject to restoration), Chapaize and Lancharre 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

Visit to Laon Cathedral. Transfer to Lille, departing Lille 1736 on Eurostar, arriving St Pancras 1806.

Tour Dates

21 Jul — 28 Jul 2019

Days

8

Cost

£2595

Tour Code

MBUR-19

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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 £370.

 
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