A romantic weekend in Burgundy
September is when the grape harvest begins. While you're here, why don't you treat yourself to a short romantic getaway, to enjoy the good things in life?
Wines, bubbles (at the spa), a bike, a Citroen 2CV and beautiful scenery. That's a quick summary of your romantic weekend in and around Santenay.
get the full wine experience
In Santenay, there are 2 superb châteaus lost in amongst the vines, open to the public to come and get the full wine experience in a magical setting. Don’t miss the opportunity to come and visit them during your romantic weekend away in Santenay!
at the Château de la Crée
Now this is a château that really pulls out all the stops to welcome you and offer a range of unmissable experiences on the theme of wine. How do you fancy a picnic in amongst the vines covered in the blazing yellow and red shades of autumn? Or maybe a tasting session at a wine-tasting cellar with local appetisers?Château de la Crée
How about the Château Philippe le Hardi?
Does this magnificent place give you any ideas? Wouldn’t it be the perfect place to organise a wedding next autumn? Celebrating with friends and family at a romantic château at the heart of the red and golden vines, enjoying a glass or two of Santenay or Crémant de Bourgogne. Just try to picture it! While you’re waiting for the great event, don’t miss the tastings organised at the château.Château Philippe le Hardi
Through the vineyards in a Citroen 2 CV
Driving along with the wind in your hair in an iconic Citroen 2CV, colourful vines all as far as the eye can see all around you... you'll feel like a Hollywood star!
With My French Tour, you can treat yourself to this retro wine-themed tour and learn all the secrets of the Burgundy vineyard.
In Côte de Beaune or Côte Chalonnaise, there are several experiences on offer: guided tour, tasting at an estate, evening drinks and nibbles in the vineyard... Whichever you choose, one thing is certain: you will be fascinated by the 2,000 years of history of Burgundy wines!
Dinner for 2
Then it's time for a romantic meal at the restaurant "Le Terroir" just opposite the village fountain.
The Germain family concocts traditional cuisine using top-quality products, accompanied with a great list of Burgundy wines.
You are not likely to forget the delicious 'oeufs en meurette' in a hurry, which is poached eggs in red wine, a Burgundian speciality.
Place your bets!
Will you be able to resist the temptation? Come to Santenay Casino to play the slot machines, black-jack, or English roulette in a beautiful bourgeois-style house.The Casino JOA in Santenay
In an ancient winegrower's house
At the Gite les Sarments, you're guaranteed a great night's sleep in the beautiful "Alexandre Dumas" room. You can expect a personalised welcome at this gite, and the owners offer hotel services depending on the period of the year.
After a hearty breakfast in this ancient winegrower's house, renovated in extremely good taste, you'll be ready to explore Burgundy.
Stay at an ancient winegrower's house
Our suggestions for this autumn
Alternate between bike rides and relaxation at the thermal baths
How wonderful is it to ride your bike along the peaceful cycle paths through a vineyard? From Santenay you can ride along the aptly named 'Voie des vignes' cycle path, and in autumn you'll see so much going on along this route while the grape harvest is underway.
Along your way, make sure you stop off to see the winegrowers, taste their delicious nectar (in moderation, especially if you're going to get back on your bike afterwards!), chat to them... This is Burgundy's version of La Dolce Vita!
If you're not feeling particularly energetic, you can also choose to hire electric bikes!Pedal along the 'Voie des Vignes'
Enjoy the thermal waters
Santenay is not only known for its wonderful wines, but also the healing properties of its waters, which can have many benefits for the body.
The brand-new thermal baths, Valvital, is the ideal place to come and end your romantic getaway on a relaxing note, and recharge your batteries ready for winter.
The benefits of Santenay thermal water have been officially recognised since 1897, and people travel long distances to take advantage of its soothing properties.Santenay thermal baths