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Solo wine trip to Alsace or Burgundy? Miserable or worth trying? Suggestions?

lobsterkiller | Jan 12, 201410:30 AM

I've traveled solo in the past, but never on a big tour. I'm worried it'll be miserable. Husband will be working in Paris for 10 days, which leaves me about 7 days on my own. I've traveled through a lot of France, but 2 areas that I still have not are Burgundy and Alsace. My favorite wines come from Alsace, but I hear such amazing things about the foods and restaurants in Burgundy. I'd be taking the train from Paris by myself and spending probably 3 days. I could certainly visit both places, but I have a few day trips planned which allows me to get back to Paris to have dinner with husband. I'd like to choose either Alsace or Burgundy and would love to know what to do in either area. Or would visiting both areas be doable in 4-5 days? I assume I should take a tour. What about restaurants, shops, local products?

If it matters, I'm in the wine business so have a pretty extensive knowledge of wine to begin with. Just don't have a lot of experience visiting wineries in France. Been to Epernay/Reims and Bordeaux...both very touristy, more like visiting Napa. I understand that most of France is not like this. Any suggestions appreciated.

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