• 3:23

    Rudy weaves the story of how Europe fell into hard times when the Black Death appeared in Europe with visits to Burgundy, Beaune, and Mont St. Michel, France. The tragic experience had a very long-lasting effect on people’s faith at that time, and, it transformed the concept of the hospital.

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  • 3:10

    Rudy sets his sights on a few time capsules of the Middle Ages: Bruges, Belgium and Burgundy, France. He also takes a moment to contemplate a few noteworthy inventions that blossomed from the Middle Ages, such as the concept of locks on rivers and canals, windmills, horseshoes, among others.

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  • 3:39

    One way travelers prefer to experience France is by renting a boat and floating down the country’s endless canal passages. Also, visit two of Burgundy’s peaceful towns. Noyers-sur-Serein is one of Rudy’s favorites, while Vezelay Abbey, in Vezelay, represents the largest Romanesque church in France. As you enter the Abbey’s central portal, above the doorway

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  • 3:12

    In Dijon, the capital of Burgundy, join Rudy as he visits the Church of Notre-Dame. Afterwards, venture out a bit into the countryside and enjoy a refreshing meal at the restaurant Le Charlemagne overlooking the vineyards. In Semur-en-Auxois, warm up to the splendid Collegiate Church Notre-Dame of Semur-en-Auxois and its rare stained-glass windows.

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  • 5:21

    If you enjoy wine, then the twenty-five-mile Côte-d’Or is right up your alley. Overlooking Cote-d’Or is the town of Beaune where some of France’s first-class restaurants can be found. Also, sip some of Burgundy’s best at Domaine Dujac, one of France’s premier wine producers.

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  • 26:29

    Join Rudy in a region that boasts exceptional French wines, world-class cuisine, and romantic canals. Get tips on touring wine country, finding smaller chateaux for a change of pace, and hot-air ballooning over the verdant Loire Valley.

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