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Visit Beaune, along the Wine Route

You'll need at least two days to visit the town of Beaune, or even longer if you plan on continuing your exploration in the Côte and Hautes-Côtes de Beaune. The Route des Grands Crus de Bourgogne (Burgundy Wine Route) then leads to the east, towards Nuits-Saint-Georges and Dijon or to the south, towards Saône-et-Loire.

The must-sees

Francis Vauban

The Hospices de Beaune

This 15th-century hospital with flamboyant Gothic-style architecture and multicoloured roofing, shows the direct connections there once were between Flanders and the Dukes of Burgundy.

Inside, the unmissable rooms are the "Pôvres" room with the famous red canopy beds, the apothecary and the remarkable painting of the Last Judgement by Rogier Van der Weyden.

Visit the Hospices
Michel Joly / Association Climats de Bourgogne

The Maison des Climats du Vignoble de Bourgogne

This centre offers an unmissable, free exhibition to learn all about the "Climats" of Burgundy's vineyard, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO since 2015. 

This enjoyable exhibition is suitable for everyone, to understand the notion of "Climats", the vine plots that have been meticulously divided and named for centuries by the winegrowers of Burgundy.

The Maison des Climats du Vignoble de Bourgogne
La Moutarderie Fallot

The Fallot Mustard Factory

This is the last artisanal mustard factory of Burgundy! On a visit to the museum, just behind Beaune's town walls, you can learn all about the culture and ancestral know-how that has made the quality of production so high here in Côte-d'Or.

The interactive tour of the production facility features some surprising scenography, that will arouse all the senses.

The Fallot Mustard Factory – Discovery tour
Beaune Tourisme Studio Piffaut

Standard or themed guided tours

Learn about the rich history of Beaune by following a guide into the medieval enclosure.

The "From towns to cellars" or "gourmet" themes are the most popular ones but the Beaune & Pays Beaunois Tourist Office has lots more suggestions for you at the welcome desk.

Book your tour at the Tourist Office

For wine lovers

Iconic wine-tasting cellars, a museum devoted to wine, oenology classes, the world of wine awaits you in one of the most well-known winemaking regions of France!

Good restaurants

In Beaune and the surrounding area, there are a dozen Michelin-starred restaurants and other popular, trendy places, for the ultimate fine-dining experience, that will impress even the biggest fans of great food and drink!

Some recommendations for good restaurants

Côte-d'Or-Tourisme - R.Krebel

Along the Voie des Vignes

There is a cycle route that runs alongside the Route des Grands Crus de Bourgogne (Burgundy Wine Route), south of Beaune from Santenay and Nolay and in the east, as far as Nuits-Saint-Georges and Dijon. Along this cycle route, you can easily cross through renowned villages and vineyards such as Pommard, Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet and Aloxe-Corton.

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