Take a trip through the vines

6 Burgundy Wine Routes: vines, cellars and heritage

As you know, there are vineyards everywhere in Burgundy. That's why these wine routes were created, so you can explore Burgundy and discover the white wines, rosés, red wines and Crémant de Bourgogne sparkling wine all at the same time. Explore the cultural heritage along the way and meet some fascinating people!

Panneau Route des Grands Crus
Alain DOIRE / Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Tourisme
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The Route des Grands Crus

The Champs Elysées of Burgundy

The Route des Grands Crus (Route of the Great Wines) is probably the most well-known wine route in Burgundy, and crosses through a great number of towns that are renowned for their heritage and of course, their great wines. This 60 km route, featuring the "Climats" of Burgundy's vineyard, listed by UNESCO, begins in Dijon and ends in Santenay, just after Beaune.

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Domaine Bouhelier
Alain Doire / BFC Tourisme
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The Route du Crémant

Wine for celebrations!

In the north of the Côte-d'Or department, the vast open spaces and lush green Châtillon landscapes make this route an ultimately sparkling one! This 120-km-long marked itinerary winds its way around the 23 towns that are classified "AOC Crémant de Bourgogne".

It is also a great opportunity to visit some fantastic places concerned with winegrowing or local history: the famous Trésor de Vix in Châtillon-sur-Seine, The Oenocentre Ampélopsis museum, the Château de Montigny-sur-Aube and many more.

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Vignoble de Givry
Jérome Marché-OT Grand Chalon
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The Route Touristique des Grands Vins

Thousand-year-old vineyard

Welcome to the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise to discover a vineyard that dates as far back as the Middle Ages and the monks of Cluny.

On the programme of this "Sightseeing Route of the Great Wines": tasting of well-known red wines such as Rully and Mercurey. Not-to-mention white wines including the famous Givry, which incidentally, was once Henry IV's favourite wine!

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Village et Roche de Vergisson, vue depuis la Roche de Solutré
Ariane FORNIA / Itinera Magica
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The Route des Vins Maconnais-Beaujolais

An air of the south of France...

An hour away from Lyon, follow the signs on this Maconnais-Beaujolais wine route, or rather routes (there are 8 different tours) and explore estates full of regional appellations that are extremely varied. These include the very well-known Beaujolais and the famous Pouilly-Fuissé, a dry white wine with delicate, subtle flavours.

On this route across southern Burgundy, the weather is often very similar to the south of France, giving it a real "holiday" feel.

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Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Vézelay
Alain Doire / BFC Tourisme
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The Route des Vignobles de l'Yonne

Very close to Paris

On this route, you will be escaping the crowds of the capital, for a natural experience through vineyards and past rivers.

A surprise for both the tastebuds and the eyes as you admire the sheer diversity of flavours and views along this Route des Vignobles de l'Yonne (Route of the Yonne Vineyards)! This sightseeing route includes five tours around the vineyards of the Yonne and surrounding area, dotted with tourist and cultural points of interest.

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Vignoble de Pouilly sur Loire
Alain Doire / BFC Tourisme
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The Route des Coteaux de Pouilly-Sancerre

Discover different grape varieties

A glass of Pouilly-Fumé as you enjoy lunch on the banks of the Loire, sounds tempting doesn't it?

The Burgundian side of this route runs along the right banks of the river and takes you on an exploration of the Pouilly-Fumé and Pouilly-sur-Loire vineyards, produced from Sauvignon and Chasselas grape varieties respectively.

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