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Burgundy Wine Village Upset at the Sale of Iconic Castle to Chinese Businessman


Château de Gevrey-Chambertin in Côte d’Or, Burgundy. (Photo: Christophe Finot, Wikimedia)

Imagine a medieval village in a celebrated wine region of Burgundy surrounded by rolling hills of bountiful vineyards.

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In the village sits a castle which has been owned by the same family since the 1800s.

Now imagine that the castle has been sold to a Chinese businessman who closed it to the public.

It happened in the village of Gevrey-Chambertin in eastern Burgundy.

The World's Adeline Sire tells anchor Marco Werman that the villagers, who fear losing part of their cultural heritage to China, are upset.