Best of Burgundy France

Day trip to Beaune in Burgundy France, wine capital, best hotels, restaurants, wine tasting, events, festival.

Excellent place for wines and cuisine.

Beautiful landscape of vineyards on the hills of Burgundy.

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Les Hospices de Beaune

If you have a limited time for visiting the Burgundy, stay near Beaune. Enjoy a tour of the surrounding vineyards and the wine villages (can be done by car, by bike or bus). The Best places to visit are the Hospices de Beaune, the market (le marche) and the Place de la Halle.

Restaurants in Beaune

Bistrot bourguignon 8 rue Monge. This wine bar opened in 1985. You can eat best Burgundy France specialties. Check for Jazz concerts

Le Jardin des Remparts 10 rue de l'Hotel Dieu Beaune. One of the finest restaurant in Beaune. Old house bourgeoise beautiful garden.

Le Benaton 25 Rue du Faubourg Bretonniere Beaune. Excellent French food. Try the seared foie gras, Louhans pigeon. 

Specialties of Beaune:

  • Escargots de Bourgogne 
    snails cooked in the oven with butter, parsley and garlic
  • Boeuf Bourguignon 
    Beef cooked hours with red wine and mushrooms
  • Coq au vin 
    chicken stewed in red wine
  • Oeufs en meurette
    poached eggs served on red wine sauce.
Burgundy vineyards
Hotels near Beaune
  • Hotel Le Cep
    Located in the old area of Beaune, walking distance to the main sights the Hotel Dieu des Hospices and Notre-Dame Basilica. The hotel is a 4 stars and has only 64 rooms. The decor is charming decorated with antiques. The hotel has a gourmet restaurant.
  • Hotel des Ramparts
    Charming hotel with fireplaces in a quiet area of Beaune, close to the train station.
  • Hostellerie Le Cedre
    Cozy hotel very well located at a walking distance to Beaune main sights.

Best shops 

Denis Perret place Carnot. Find a very good selection of wine in all price ranges.

Wine cellar in Beaune

Doudet Naudin 14 rue du Faubourg Madeleine. Fine wine at good price

Comptoir Viticole 1 rue Samuel Legay. Cool wine hardware

Alain Hess 7 place Carnot. A very good display of cheeses.

Mulet Pain d'Epices Local spice bread.

What to do in Beaune?

Rent a bike, there are few places where you can rent a bike. It's worth it! It starts from Beaune's parc de la Bouzaise and goes to the wine villages of Pommard, a scenic 14 mile loop ride. You will be immersed in the nicest countryside of vineyards.

Bike the vineyards

Detours in France 7 Avenue du 8 Septembre, 21200 Beaune Burgundy France.

Opening hours during the week 9 am to noon and 1:30 pm to 7 pm Sunday 10 am to noon and 2 pm to 7 pm 

Events in Beaune, Burgundy

  • Semi-Marathon 2015 Beaune November 14th
  • Festival Saint-Vincent Beaune January
  • Salon Habitat de Beaune 2016 January 15 to 17
  • Festival de Beaune in July

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