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Burgundy, France, Photography Tour

Chateaus, ancient towns and villages, an abbey and old town Dijon


  May to July: This photography tour is not currently in the schedule, but can be added by request

  5 nights/6 inclusive days  |  Maximum of 6 participants, and a minimum of 4 participants

  $2,525 USD per person  |  Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

  The deposit for this photography tour is $400. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance here

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  Arrival and departure airport: Lyon, France [LYS]
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This photo tour will run with one or more participants. Please note that our group limit is not a requirement!  6 places are available at this time
  Updated: Saturday the 18th of May, 2024

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Photography Tour Overview:
Burgundy is not just about wine production, it's also about ancient villages merging with today's inhabitants to make Burgundy, the 'Bourgogne' in French, what it is in this, the 21st century. Burgundy's Côte-d'Or region is the focus of our photography tour and will include chateaus, ancient towns and villages, an abbey and old town Lyon. Each has it's own 'signature' such as narrow streets laden with colored doors, windows boxes overflowing with flowers, and much more. As with all of our photography tours, early and late shooting is scheduled for each day.


Our itinerary . . .
But first things first! We suggest that you set your camera's clock to the local time, as your images will then synchronize with the times in our included photo tour field notes.

Days 1, 2, 3 + 4  |  Burgundy: Beaune, Semur-en-Auxois, Flavigny and more
We'll gather at 9:30 a.m. at our gateway hotel in Lyon, and head northwards to begin our exploration of Burgundy in the wine capital of the region, Beaune. It's old town is charming with narrow streets, and the colorful 'Hospices de Beaune'. Then on into rural Burgundy starting with the Commarin district. You'll photograph the grandly situated Chateauneuf [new castle] which is a quaint walled town with much to offer in the way of photography, not unlike most other villages in Burgundy. We'll then shoot canal scenes and more prior to heading on to Semur for our four night stay. During the included lunch today, John will present a digital orientation of the photography highlights expected in the coming days.
On days 2, 3 and 4 we'll shoot early and late, and continue to photograph the best of Burgundy's Côte-d'Or region. Included will be Flavigny - think of the movie Chocolat - famed for its licorice production and not chocolate! Noyers is a wonderful old town to photograph, as are a series of ancient villages including our home town of Semur. The chateau at Posanges and Fontenay Abbey are also included, as are Vézelay and Avallon. In addition to all of the above, while we are exploring villages on foot there will be plenty of colored doors, windows, flowers, insects, and still life on the run subject matter to photograph. Then finally, it's also about the rural life we see and photograph between the villages such as hillside vineyards being tended by families, the distant views of red-roofed villages, hedgerows and country lanes lined with wildflowers, plus Charolais cows peering inquisitively over fences and hedgerows.
Near Semur-en-Auxois, 4 nights

Day 5  |  Dijon and Lyon
More early light photography, then breakfast and hotel check-out. We will continue to explore one or two Burgundy villages as we make our way to Dijon. On the Dijon menu will be the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, Liberation Square, Saint Michael church, and the Church of Notre-Dame et cetera . . . but without the 'moutard'/mustard! Then on to Lyon, the second largest city in France. After early hotel check-in we'll explore Lyon's old town that is clustered around the Saône River to close the trip. The included dinner on the last night of our photography tour will feature an 'It's You!' presentation of clients in action on this tour by John.
Near Lyon airport, 1 night

Day 6  |  Departure day
As there isn't any photography scheduled for the day of departure on this trip, your flight home can be arranged for any time today. Transport to the airport is included unless you’re staying on for a day or more.

Photo Tour Photographer/Leader: John Baker, Travel Images Photography Tours
The preceding itinerary is a copyrighted work by John Baker Photographer LLC, and Travel Images Photography Tours


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Exertion level: This photography tour is classified as 'non strenuous' to 'moderately strenuous'
A majority of images are found in close proximity to our vehicle
Each day we will visit various hill towns and explore them on foot. Consequently there are steps and inclines, but as you'll be exploring with your camera the pace will be slow, and the distances relatively short.
In every other respect this photography tour is considered non-strenuous to mildly strenuous


Do you need a Visa for travel to France?
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Photography Tour Cost, Deposit, Cancellation Policy and Enrollment Guidance

Trip Cost: $2,525 USD per person not including airfare. A 5% discount is applied to all double occupancies. A single room supplement is required for single occupancy

Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip


The deposit for this photography tour is $400. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance here


Cancellation policy: Go here

Enrollment guidance: Go here


Included in the Trip Cost: The following items are included in the trip cost . . .

  • Photography instruction throughout the trip by John

  • All accommodations with private facilities [en-suite]

  • All breakfasts

  • Lunch on day one of the trip

  • Dinner on the last night of the trip

  • On-vehicle snacks and bottled water

  • All ground transportation

  • Airport pick-up on day 1, and drop-off on departure day. Arrival prior to day 1 is not included

  • Entrance fees for sites and activities listed below under ‘Admissions Included’

  • Following the trip you'll receive detailed field notes describing the time, place and subject of each photo stop, plus image uploads to a private web page of clients 'in action' on the trip

Not Included in the Trip Cost: The costs for these items are the responsibility of each participant . . .

  • Airfare

  • Travel costs between your home and the gateway airport and return

  • Any transportation or travel costs incurred prior to or after the tour’s inclusive dates

  • Pre-tour and/or post-tour accommodation

  • Lunches and dinners except for lunch on day one of the trip, and dinner on the last night of the trip

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Entrance fees or costs related to optional sites or activities not included in the itinerary

  • Baggage fees

  • Medical expenses

  • Personal items such as the hotel mini-bar, laundry et cetera

  • Incidental charges incurred at our accommodations such as movie rentals, internet and phone

  • Travel insurance

  • Passport or visa expenses

  • Airport departure taxes, if applicable

Admissions Included in the Trip Cost:

  • Fontenay Abbey and Chateau Commarin gardens

  • Any other admissions such Chateau Posanges, Chateau Commarin house, and Chateau Neuf are optional and not included

  • You will of course have free reign to photograph the exterior of locations not included, and if time permits, to enter at your own expense


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