Franck happily trained it up to Paris yesterday to complete an important mission. From Beaune you can catch an early morning TGV that has you in Paris by 8:40am. This gave Franck plenty of time to complete his mission, have a leisurely cafe around the Sorbonne, then meet up with his friend Nicolas to share a chilled bottle of Chablis and lunch in the quartier Montparnasse.
Clem and I picked him up at the Beaune train station in time for dinner (which here in France is at 7:00pm). Mission accomplished.