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Chablis, Burgundy

glass of chablis The widely admired wines of Chablis (89 Yonne. BFC)  are in the northernmost part of Burgundy. Exclusively white wines made from Chardonnay these are crisp and minerally dry wines in a range of qualities. The chalkland countryside of the area is attractive with the Chablis wine villag(89 Yonne, BFC) at its heart – and yet only an hour or so south of Paris down the A6 autoroute (about 2 hours from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport).

bourgognesThis charming wine village, full of character and interest has a weekly market in the village centre on Sundays. – in May there is a wine fair and flower market in the tow.

Nearest railway station is Auxerre (89 Yonne, BFC)

See the official Burgundy wines website

Accommodation includes:

a selLes Appartements de Chablisf-catering apartment above a well-known wine-maker’s shop and cellars (JM Brocard) in the heart of the village – Les Appartements de Chablis



Les Appartements de Chablis

Hostellerie des Clos

Hostellerie des Clos

B&B in a former coaching inn Les Vignes de Sarah

Les Vignes de Sarah

Les Vignes de Sarah

Hotel du Vieux Moulin – Hotel du Vieux Moulin, as its name suggests, a converted 18th Century flour mill owned by Domaine Laroche, one of the bigger names in Chablis.

Hotel du Vieux Moulin

Hotel du Vieux Moulin

Other accommodation in Chablis including B&Bs, self-catering and hotels

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The wine domains, the boutiques and specialist shops, the luxurious hotels and restaurants all herald the visitor. Visit Domaine Michel Laroche in Rue Auxerre or their wine bar, boutique hotel, restaurant and shop, Hotel du Vieux Moulin (see above) in Rue des Moulins, to taste some of the best of local wines. Laroche offers a one day wine course, with lunch included.

Another cellar worth visiting is William Fevre in Rue Jules Rathier, in the old Chablis hospital. In the restaurant next door you can taste wines by the glass with each
regional dish. There is also a bistro-wine bar for less formal meals.

On Sunday mornings, the town is buzzing with a great atmosphere in the street market. The tourist office in the centre of town has bikes for hire with route suggestions for trips through the vineyards.