Our Burgundy Village
Posted on June 17, 2014
For five days we enjoyed staying at a small gîte in the small (450 people) village of Corcelles-les-Arts a few miles south of Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. At one time it was surrounded by vineyards but after the vines were devastated by the American phylloxera insect in the mid 19th century, other crops were planted here instead. Nonetheless a large chateau remains to give credence to its more glorious past.
We were so pleased with our modest accommodations and our ever so gracious hosts who got us off to a good start each morning with an outstanding breakfast in their own dining room. Let’s take a look around the gîte, then I’ll show you the village from a one hour walk-around with the iPad.
Now let’s walk down the five streets that pretty much radiate out from the circle.