Our trip started immediately after the kids finished school that Friday as we drove into the night toward Paris (eight hours from us).
The town of Beaune was conveniently at the halfway mark so that was where we stayed.
Our little apartment - the wisteria smelled so good.
We had barely more than an hour in the morning to get out and have a look around the town.
Beaune is situated in the region of Burgundy and is one of France's wine centres.
This is actually an advert, but isn't it pretty?
It's also a walled city, with various ramparts and moat remnants around the town.
The market happened to be on when we were there and it was a nice big one.
When we reached the church it started to rain (said rain followed us around for a week thereafter) so I took that as a sign we should go in.
Collégiale Notre-Dame de Beaune
I do so love churches.
The kids groan whenever they see one now.
Poor deprived children, dragged around France by their mother to look at old ecclesiastical establishments.
The windows in this one were really lovely.
The grey and gold in particular caught my eye:
By this stage we were running late to check out of the hotel so we didn't get to explore the beautiful town square around the corner.
There is a lot more to Beaune than the small part I've shown you here - it's definitely worthy of a whole day (more if you want to do some wine tasting, which of course you do).
Friday again, yay! Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you next week!