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Need Bordeaux & Burgundy Recs....please...getting down to the wire...

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Need Bordeaux & Burgundy Recs....please...getting down to the wire...

mapleleafgirl | Mar 28, 2011 11:30 PM

So we are leaving SF April 6 for 2 glorious weeks in France. My bf's 1st time in Europe! and his 41st birthday...and it's been a good 15 plus years for me. We have pretty much got our Paris Itinerary down. We are renting an apartment for a week in Paris then bouncing around via train & rental cars.
Paris dining:
L'ami Louis
Le Gainge
L'Atelier
Hidden Kitchen
Aux Lyonnais
Spring
Arome
Chez L'ami Jean
Guy Savoy

Day trip to Champagne....any lunch rec's? Still working on reservations for champagne tastings...any highly recommended? Is it true we can pretty much walk to several of the champagne houses from the train station in Reims?

Spending a night in Chinon with a friend.

1 night in Bordeaux...we have tastings at CH.Lynch & Pinchon-Longueville Baron. How long a drive is it from Bordeaux train station to Pauliiac? I googled it ...25 miles? is that about right? But how long in drive time is that there? Any hotels/restaurant recs there...or must do/taste/see. I know its short...we might extend it to 2 nights if we can get another tasting or 2 in :)

Burgundy. Taking the train ...but where to? It will only be for 1 or 2 nights...depending on Bordeaux. Dijon? Beaune...any help here is GREATLY appreciated. Would obviously like to do a little wine tasting and any dining recs would be great. Sorry this is pretty vague...but i have been putting so much effort into dining reservations and trying to learn enough French to make a decent effort this portion has been left to fend for itself ;)

Thanks chowhounders! I promise reviews and photos upon my return!

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