Travels in Burgundy

Travel writer Anthony Peregrine, of Britain's Times On Line, tours Burgundy.

Along the way, visit St. Etienne's Cathedral, Gallo-Roman steles and mosaics, an alb worn by Thomas a Becket, a 12th century cathedral, St. Germain Abbey (with its 9th-11th century frescoes), a 12th century Cistercian abbey, Notre Dame, Fontenay Abbey, a battlefield where Caesar defeated the Gauls in 52 B.C., a statue of Vercingetorix, Vauban's castle and the site where a 13th century castle is being built using only 13th century methods, which Peregrine describes as "the most engrossing historical site I've visited in ages. Do not miss it on any account."