Burgundy is known and recogised for its wines. In fact, they're the main reason given by visitors for choosing Burgundy as their destination!
And to do justice to that reputation, the Cité des Climats & Vins de Bourgogne is opening 3 sites in Spring 2023, in Mâcon, Chablis and Beaune.
The Climats of Burgundy
The "Climats" of Burgundy have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage since 2015, in recognition of their outstanding universal value. These parcels of vineyard result from a mix of ancestral expertise and a unique terroir benefiting from exceptional climatic conditions that contribute to the production of the excellent wines.
As Bernard Pivot used to say: "In Burgundy, when people talk about a Climat, they don't look up at the sky but down at the ground. »
At the heart of the world of wine
Grape varieties, Climats, appellations, vinification methods... For the non-initiated, wine may seem a complex affair and that's before you even begin tasting it! Full, fat, mineral, floral, tannic... but don't panic, you'll soon know all there is to know about the vines and wines of Burgundy, thanks to our wine centre, the Cité des Climats & Vins de Bourgogne.
In Mâcon, vines have been grown since Roman times and winegrowing practices took off thanks to the powerful abbeys of Cluny and Tournus. The Cité des Climats & Vins de Bourgogne stands proudly on the banks of the river Saône, shaped like a giant winepress screw.
You'll love the exhibition tour, the heritage investigation to conduct with your family, the guided tour, the excavation activities and, last but not least, the plant tincture section.Direction Mâcon
In the heart of the vineyard, the world-famous Chablis is an international icon among wine enthusiasts. Wine is the main activity and the flagship product of this typical winegrowing village, an obvious choice for the Cité des Climats & Vins de Bourgogne in the department of Yonne. The Cité will occupy the charming Cellier du Petit Pontigny site in the heart of the village.
The programme includes unguided and guided tours as well as various activities for the children or for the whole family to enjoy together.Direction Chablis
It's only natural that one of the sites should be in Beaune, the capital of Burgundy wines. As one of the region's key tourist destinations, the Burgundy wine capital attracts visitors from all over the world.
Make the most of the wine-tasting workshops or enology lessons to find out about Burgundy's wealth of wines.
Available at all 3 sites:
- Immersive tours that call upon the senses as you learn about the origins of winemaking in Burgundy
- Special children's tour
- Guided tours
- Lean the A to Z of wine-tasting in the company of a sommelier
- Sign up for an enology lesson with the Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne
- Qualifying training courses
- Artistic activities to immerse yourself in the magical world of wine
- Events: exhibitions, round tables, conferences, afterwork sessions...
- Boutiques: to ensure you never run out of delicious local specialities
Check out our selection of hotels & restaurants, to prolong your stay in Burgundy!
Hotel & Spa Panorama 360 Mâcon
Fancy staying a little longer in Mâcon? Here's a great place to stay in the very heart of this Burgundy town. The Panorama 360 hotel & spa in Mâcon offers a sumptuous all-round view over the town. The hotel has 69 rooms and suites, a wellness spa with hammam, jacuzzi, heated 25 m² indoor pool, massage rooms, herbal tea room and a fitness area. In short, everything you need to unwind!
Restaurant Le Poisson d'Or - Mâcon
Close to the town centre, in the middle of a green park on the banks of the Saône, the restaurant Le Poisson d'Or invites you to enjoy the relaxing experience of dining in the lovely tranquil setting of this traditional gourmet establishment.
Shaded terrace, private car park with spaces and access for disabled persons.
Restaurant Au Fil du Zinc - Chablis
In the heart of the Chablis vineyard, Au Fil du Zinc offers a warm and friendly welcome. Comfortably seated facing the river Serein, you'll enjoy a meal from a sustainable menu instinctively put together from the region's variety of products.
Hôtel Adélie - Beaune
On the outskirts of Beaune, this hotel set in lush green and charmingly quiet surroundings offers the warmest of welcomes. In summer, you can take breakfast on the terrace and relax by the heated swimming pool. The hotel is located close to a lake, in a region where you can stroll around villages that have lent their names to some famous wines like Meursault, Volnay, Pommard and Puligny-Montrachet.Hôtel Adélie
Restaurant of the Greet Hôtel - Beaune
Open for dinner 7 days a week even for non-staying guests, for à-la-carte dishes and set meals prepared from fresh local produce.
The Greet Restooo works with local producers within 50 km of Beaune, to serve 100% local and seasonal cuisine all prepared in-house.
Take advantage of the communal areas, especially in summer when you can walk in the park or enjoy a snack on the terrace at any time of day.Restaurant du Greet Hôtel