THE YEAR IN BURGUNDY

What’s French for déjà vu?

This will be our last year as custodians of Le Papillion and, with the end of tenure rapidly approaching, we’ve been getting away whenever we can to cruise and reminisce...

An august tale of three Caesars

Here’s a conundrum. September (septus) should really be the seventh month, October (octo) the eighth, etcetera, etcetera. On that basis, I hear you ask, why is the eighth month called ‘August’?...

Chaque jour un coup de foudre

We’ve had a lot of weather recently in Burgundy. In particular we’ve had some rather unseasonal thunder storms. It’s all part of life’s rich pageant and a good storm to...

This week we’re having a ball

Soccer has arrived in France big-time. Happily the French national side kicked-off the European Championships with a win on Friday evening. Over the next 30 days there will be 51...

Vive le tour de Burgundy

The world famous Tour de France cycling event gets under way on July 2nd. This year however it comes nowhere near Burgundy so we’ve organised a couple of ‘Petits Tours’...