2016-07-06 (Day 20) Venarey les Laumes – Saint Florentin

Today's photo shows the Gallic chieftain Vercingetorix surrendering to Julius Caesar after the Battle of Alesia in 51 BC. The Battle of Alesia took place near where the modern towns of Venarey les Laumes and Alise Sainte Reine are now located in the Cote d'Or region of France. The battle was arguably the most pivotal battle … Continue reading 2016-07-06 (Day 20) Venarey les Laumes – Saint Florentin

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2016-07-05 (Day 19) Beaune – Veneray les Launes

Today's photo shows a typical vineyard north of Beaune. The vineyards around Beaune produce some of the most expensive wine in the world. Just 10 km from Beaune is the vineyard of the Domaine de la Romaine-Conti.  Bottles of their premium Romaine-Conti red wine sell for $10,000 each and a bottle of the 1990 vintage … Continue reading 2016-07-05 (Day 19) Beaune – Veneray les Launes