Mature Flâneur

Beaune and the Best of Burgundy

The tony little town at the heart wine country

Tim Ward, Mature Flâneur
Published in
8 min readApr 5, 2024

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Left: Red wine maturing in oak barrels in the cellar of Philippe le Hardi winery, near Beaune. Right: Different sizes of bottles from the le Hardi cellar, going right up to the Nabuchodonozor, which holds 15 liters, or 20 regular bottles of wine. All photos by Tim Ward, except as noted.

The town of Beaune sits at the epicenter of Burgundy’s finest vineyards. It’s the Promised Land for Pinot Noir, the Eldorado for oenophiles.

Though Beaune has been a working town for wine producers since Roman times, today it also attracts many tourists and…

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Tim Ward, Mature Flâneur
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Author, communications expert and publisher of Changemakers Books, Tim is now a full time Mature Flaneur, wandering Europe with Teresa, his beloved wife.