The Cité des Climats & Vins de Bourgogne
Very soon, in 2023, there will be a brand-new cultural experience of the world of wine in Burgundy! At the heart of the vineyards, you can expect a magical experience learning all about Burgundy wines, history and the history of the Burgundy vineyards, with a focus on the Côtes de Beaune and Côtes de Nuits, in this brand-new stylish and fun visitor’s centre!
The 8 must-sees
In autumn, the aptly-named Côte-d'Or is covered in shades of gold ("or" in French). The vines are all tinted with gold and other shimmering colours. Each globally-renowned village is fairly close to the last... and the flavours of the wines you'll be tasting will stay with you for a long time, leaving lasting memories.
Aloxe-Corton, the magical hill
Beaune, capital of Burgundy wines
Pommard, Flaubert's favourite wine
Saint-Romain, detour to the summit and ends of the earth
Meursault, where French film "La Grande Vadrouille" was filmed
Château de Chassagne, Château de Savigny, Château de La Rochepot…
Santenay: casino, thermal resort, mill…
Nolay and the 14th-century market halls
Ideas for weekends
Experiencing the wonderful world of wine
Autumn is most definitely THE best season to come and explore the Burgundy vineyard. Take advantage of this beautiful, colourful season to come on a wine tourism experience in Beaune, the capital of the Burgundy wines, and explore the winegrowing hillsides along the legendary Route des Grands Crus de Bourgogne (Route of the Great Burgundy Wines).
We recommend staying for 3 days / 2 nights to be able to explore the town and surrounding hillsides, without being in a rush.
Romantic getaway in the vineyards
Are you a fan of vineyards, vintage cars and gastronomy? How about a romantic weekend in Burgundy? Come to the pretty village of Santenay, the perfect place to taste one or two Burgundy wines, and explore the area by bike, relax in the brand-new spa and in the evening, why not try your luck at the casino?
Are you just passing by as you follow the "Route des Grands Crus" or making a quick detour to Côte-d'Or? Use the mobile application Balades en Bourgogne to find your way around (to download free-of-charge from the App Store and Google Play). You can select which route you'd like to follow (by car - along the "Route des Grands Crus de Bourgogne") and a voice will guide you and provide explanations about each village you cross through, and the surrounding area. In your car, all you'll need is a fully charged mobile phone and a Bluetooth speaker!
Passionate cyclists on a bicycle touring trip and families can cycle along the Greenway from Beaune to Santenay, and then from Santenay to Nolay. This cycle path runs alongside the "Route des Grands Crus de Bourgogne" and you can download the entire route, along with an audio guide on the free application "Balades en Bourgogne".