In the Land of Seven Valleys
Where women ruled, in wood and water,
The first merry songs of the Seine Slipping between tree, and lush meadow
Where trout swim, and boar break
See the large and intricately designed Vix Vase
Taken from the 6th century BC tomb of a renowned female leader
Walk in the ways of the Knights Templar
In the Ource Valley, and if you like fishing, take a rod
At Vanvey think how lucky you are or aren't to have a washing machine
And visit the washing house, by the still but moving waters.
Go to a sacred source and visit
the sparkling waterfall of the Douix at Quémigny-sur-Seine.
The Douix is one of the most beautiful springs of France.
Venerated since the 1st Iron Age, it is the oldest Celtic place of worship.
Fill yourself with reverence for
the fresh frivolities
of water, woods, and the great outside.
BONAPARTE AND BURGUNDY VINES
Unusually deep in the best of wine country
In the town of Fixin
Love and adoration of Napoleon stands proud
"Le réveil de l'Empereur"
The awakening of the Emporer in strong style
By sculptor François Rude
Stands next to a museum, curious
Copied from prison at Elbe which held Napolean
Full of the history of the man who ruled Europe.
Here is the lair of wine, see the walled-in vineyards
The 'clos' found in many a fine wine name
Wine that originally laced the lips of many a monk
Cluniac and Cistercian.
Drink good of the reds of the Côte de Nuits,
And indulge the whites of Côte de Beaune
The selection and quality intense.
Live and Let Live!