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3 Nights in Burgundy: Sensations, Exploration, Castles and Wines!

Wine trip with castles stays

Explore Burgundy by combining, wine tasting, gastronomy, heritage discoveries and stay in beautiful castles, some of which are located within wine estates

4 days - 3 nights

  • Day 1

    Chablis - Noyers-sur-Serin - Ancy-le-Franc

    Halfway between Beaune and Paris, the Chablis wine region covers around twenty villages. In middle small valleys with wooded tops, the vines line hillsides bordering the pretty Serein valley. The vines plunge their roots into a clay-limestone soil which gives Chablis wines their characteristic mineral aromas, for your enjoyment!

    Here is a special place for Chardonnay: it is the grape variety used for all white wines. This grape gives world-renowned appellations, the most famous of which is Chablis Grand Cru with a golden green robe, perfectly balanced between liveliness, dryness, and acidity.

    You will also appreciate the Chablis Premier Cru. This appellation presents a wide range of aromas, from the most mineral to the most floral.
    As for Chablis, very dry, it stands out for its freshness and finesse.
    Petit Chablis is a wine rich in aromas of white flowers and citrus, full of liveliness and lightness.

    Visit of the village and tasting of Chablis Grand cru in a renowned wine estate

    Noyers-sur-Serin
    Surrounded by a meander of the Serein river and nestled between its ramparts, Noyers is an adorable small medieval town where old stones and half-timbered houses have cellars opening directly onto the street, reminding that we were here in vineyard country before the phylloxera crisis

    Visit the castle of Ancy-le-Franc, an amazing Renaissance palace on the lands of the Dukes of Burgundy. It contains one of the largest collection of Renaissance murals in France.
    The chateau is the masterpiece of the famous Italian architect Sébastiano Serlio, master of symmetry and 16th century architecture, summoned to the French court by François I to work in Fontainbleau.
    Ancy-le-Franc, raised for a brother-in-law of Diane de Poitiers, is an outstanding jewel of Renaissance. Set in the centre of a large park near Chablis. The immense quadrilateral, 4 equal wings around one of the most original and beautiful sculpted courtyards, made a pure architectural revolution.

    Dinner and overnight stay in a chateau-hotel or in a private chateau receiving guests, depending on the option chosen.

    • Chablis

      Chablis

    • Ancy-le-Franc

      Ancy-le-Franc

    • Ancy-le-Franc

    • Wine tasting

    • Château-hôtel

      Castle-hotel

    • Château privé recevant des hôtes

      Private castle receiving hosts

  • Day 2

    Dijon - La Route des Grands Crus - Beaune

    Dijon
    Capital of the former Duchy of Burgundy, ideal starting point for the Grands Crus route which stretches along the Côte de Nuits
    In the 14th century, the Valois dukes of Burgundy founded one of the most brilliant courtyards in Europe. Dijon then became the seat of the order of the Golden Fleece.
    From the Renaissance, the nobility built their mansions and redesigned "the city of a hundred spiers".

    Walk the old Dijon with pedestrian streets along medieval houses, churches and Renaissance mansions. Enjoy a guided walking in the historic centre, along “the trail of the Owl”
    See also the Museum of Fine Arts, set in the former Palace of the Dukes, it contains beautiful Flemish painting and sculpture.

    Departure for the "Route des Grands Crus". Visit a prestigious wine estate and be welcomed at a winemaker’s domain in Gevrey-Chambertin or Nuits-Saint-Georges or Vosnes-Romanée or Aloxe-Corton or another village on the road, commented tastings, perfect your knowledge of the wine world!

    Dinner and overnight stay in a chateau-hotel or in a private chateau receiving guests, depending on the option chosen.

    • Dijon

      Dijon

    • Dijon

      Dijon

    • Dégustations

      Wine tasting

    • Gevrey-Chambertin

      Gevrey-Chambertin

    • Clos-de-Vougeot

      Clos-de-Vougeot

    • Aloxe-Corton

      Aloxe-Corton

  • Day 3

    Beaune - Savigny-les-Beaune - Pommard - Meursault - La Rochepot

    Visit the Hôtel-Dieu, a former hospital founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of the Duke of Burgundy, and his wife, Guigone de Salins.
    From the street, you can see a long stone façade topped by a slate roof, with an entrance heralded by a slender bell-tower and an awning.It is only when you step into the main courtyard that you see the flamboyant roof with varnished tiles, a shining symbol of ducal Burgundy and now world famous.

    The sumptuous Salle des Pôvres housed thirty beds for the sick and destitute, and it is here that you start your visit. You can still see the remarkable panelled vault and the strong oak framework of the building, decorated with a frieze of carved human and animal heads.
    As you walk on, you will discover the rich heritage of this site through extraordinarily furnished rooms: statues, chests, tapestries, pewter ware and more.
    You will catch sight of the day to day life in this hospital where a community of Hospital Ladies, instituted by the founders, provided medical care.

    The polyptych of the Last Judgement, painted for the hospital by the Flemish master Rogier van der Weyden, is the jewel of the museum.

    The last room, Salle Saint-Louis, equipped with multimedia devices, focuses on three themes: the collections of objects of the 15th and 16th centuries, hospital care from 1800 to 1940 and the famous vineyards and wine auction of the Hospices Civils de Beaune.

    The Hospices de Beaune are also famous for their exceptional wine estate, with 85% of the Premier Cru and Grand Cru, which are sold at auction on the third Sunday of November.

    Visit the castle-museum of Savigny-les-Beaune, located on a wine estate, at the entrance is a wine-tasting space, as well as an exhibition ... of Abarth competition cars, the 2nd floor is dedicated to motorcycles, bringing together more than 500 models from all countries!

    Pommard takes its name from an ancient temple dedicated to Pomona, the goddess of fruit and gardens. The red wines of the AOC Pommard "firm, colourful, full of frankness and good conservation", were appreciated by Ronsard, Henry IV, Louis XV, Victor Hugo ... The Premier Crus Epenots, Vaumuriens and Rugiens are highly sought after. The castle is a beautiful building from the 17th century, surrounded by a park.

    Meursault, the appellation is dedicated to high quality white wines, characterized by aromas of hazelnut and ripe grapes, which can age up to fifteen years; The most famous “climats” (parcel of vine land, with defined boundaries and place name attached to a terroir) are Perrières, Genevrières and Charmes.

    The Château de Meursault estate has a fine 17th century building and even older cellars.

    Château de la Rochepot, the castle emerges from the woods, on a height, as a fairy-like appearance. the primitive construction dates from the 13th century, altered in the 15th century then restored in the 19th century by the family of President Sadi Carnot. VIP tasting room.

    Dinner and overnight stay in a chateau-hotel or in a private chateau receiving guests depending on the option chosen.

    • Les Hospices de Beaune

      Les Hospices de Beaune

    • Les Hospices de Beaune

    • Caves du château de Pommard

      château de Pommard

    • Château de Meursault

      Château de Meursault

    • Château de la Rochepot

  • Day 4

    Mercurey - Cormatin - Chalon-sur-Saône

    Mercurey is the largest and best known of the village appellations on the “Côte Chalonnaise”. They produce red and white wines of average aging, at an affordable price; the château de Chamirey, a very beautiful 17th century building, has a winery classified as a Historic Monument and produces wines characterized by their aging in barrels. (visit and commented tasting)

    Visit of the Cormatin castle that contains one of the most beautiful decor of Louis XIII style in France
    The apartments, painted, sculpted and gilded with splendour in 1627-28, offer the most complete and best-preserved testimony to decorative art at the time of Marie de Medici. Furniture, paintings, tapestries, and period objects make the evocation very attractive.

    Châlon-sur-Saône, in the heart of the vineyards of the “Côte Chalonnaise”, economic capital of an industrial region but also of agriculture and livestock. Its fairs and carnival are very popular. Wine purchases can be made at the Maison des Vins de la Côte chalonnaise.
    The old Chalon has beautiful half-timbered facades, The Saint-Vincent cathedral with elements which go from the 11th to the 12th century presents in the chapel a beautiful stained glass window of the "Woman with the twelve stars" of the Apocalypse, whose symbolism inspired the European flag.

    Return to Paris region, end of the tour

    • Mercurey

      Mercurey

    • Château de Chamirey

      Château de Chamirey

    • Château de Cormatin

    • Château de Cormatin

    • Château de Cormatin

    • Châlon-sur-Saône