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Nearly 100 castles dot the landscape from Vezelay to Cluny. Here, you will discover the history of Burgundy’s winemaking tradition, dating back to the late Middle-Ages. Tour the grounds and discover the techniques and process used by private families and Catholic monks as far back as the early 11th century.

CASTLES OF BURGUNDY

Nearly 100 castles dot the landscape from Vezelay to Cluny. Here, you will discover the history of Burgundy’s winemaking tradition, dating back to the late Middle-Ages. Tour the grounds and discover the techniques and process used by private families and Catholic monks as far back as the early 11th century.

REGIONAL CHEESES

Explore the methods and flavors of the cheeses of Burgundy through guided visits and tastings at local fromageries. You will see the many stages of soft washed rind cheeses, such as Epoisses and Ami du Chambertin, as well as sample the distinctive final products.

CELLARS OF BEAUNE

Venture into the cellars of Beaune, where you will discover a prestigious range of wines, from regional appellations to grand crus. Through tours and tastings, you will learn and witness winemaking techniques both modern and traditional.

MICHELIN STARRED DINING

With over 22 Michelin-starred restaurants (three bestowed the three star distinction), Beaune will offer you myriad choices in fine dining. Local specialties such as Jura cheeses, truffles, Bresse chickens, beef from Charolais cattle, as well as some of the finest red and white wines in the world, are sure to please your palate.

VINEYARD VISITS

Through multiple vineyard visits, you will discover the diverse terroir, historic winemaking sites, and learn of traditional winegrowing and production dating to the Middle Ages. You will speak with vintners, meander through vineyards and wineries, and enjoy the best chardonnay and pinot noir the region has to offer.

HOSPICES DE BEAUNE

Stroll the grounds and revel in the legacy of the historic Hotel-Dieu de Beaune, one of the finest examples of 15th century architecture in the region. As you explore this unique site, you will be immersed in the history, architecture, and traditions of wine-making, which designate this as one of France’s most prestigious historic monuments.