Mr. H and I went to France last summer and of the seven places we stayed, Pommard was my favorite. Yes, I loved Paris' cosmopolitan vibe, its architecture, its culture, its fashion, its food! But Pommard showed me the romantic countryside, the quiet slow-paced lifestyle of vineyards and wineries. It's a very small village with a little over 500 inhabitants. The closest town is Beaune which is about a 10 minute drive. Pommard's main production is wine.
We stayed at Le Clos du Colombier, a bed and breakfast ran by a husband and wife team who were very hospitable and spoke excellent English. Their property is surrounded by their vineyard. One of the first things I noticed about Pommard was how fragrant the air was. Lavender, herbs, and flowers mingled to create a soft scent that perfumed the entire village.
We enjoyed each evening sitting out amongst the grapes enjoying wine, cheese, and bread.
We took a tour of the Olivier LeFlaive winery and vineyards which is located in nearby Puligny-Montrachet. Olivier LeFlaive is very highly regarded for its white wines. I am more of a red wine drinker so I learned a lot about white wines on the tour. We were fortunate enough to be guided by one of the LeFlaive brothers, Patrick.