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Private Tour: Burgundy Day Tour with Wine Tasting from Lyon
"Because wine and castles (chateaus) are deeply linked in Burgundy start your tour discovering the famous estate ""Chateau de Pommard"". You will visit the castle the cellar and taste the wine of this prestigious place. Then you will enjoy a free time in the historic district of Beaune when you will have your lunch (own expense): the driver-guide will advise you some good restaurants.In the afternoon you will drive into the ""terroir"" of Burgundy and its famous appellation: Romanée-Conti Nuits-Saint-Georges
From EUR840.00
 
Private day trip to Burgundy from Paris
"The tour starts at 7am with direct pick up at your centrally located Paris hotel/ you will be travelling in a luxury minivan Mercedes Benz and our driver/guide will accompany you throughout the whole day on which he will entertain you with the stories ab the history of the region or with many anecdotes of today's France. The tour is private and therefore you will not share it with other guests. This makes the tour more personal and flexible!- Visit and tasting at Chateau Pommard (€20 depending on availability)- sightseeing of the region + time for photos- stop in the vineyards""""Private driver/guide trip to the famous Burgundy wine region in France. The day tour involves a visit of the historic city Beaune and its famous hospital ""Hospice de Beaune"" where the world famous wine is still being produced plus other interesting sightseeing through the countryside and the villages such as Chassagne-Montrachet Volnay
From EUR1,063.00
 
Private day trip to Burgundy from Paris
"The tour starts at 7am with direct pick up at your centrally located Paris hotel/ you will be travelling in a luxury minivan Mercedes Benz and our driver/guide will accompany you throughout the whole day on which he will entertain you with the stories ab the history of the region or with many anecdotes of today's France. The tour is private and therefore you will not share it with other guests. This makes the tour more personal and flexible!- Visit and tasting at Chateau Pommard (€20 depending on availability)- sightseeing of the region + time for photos- stop in the vineyards""""Private driver/guide trip to the famous Burgundy wine region in France. The day tour involves a visit of the historic city Beaune and its famous hospital ""Hospice de Beaune"" where the world famous wine is still being produced plus other interesting sightseeing through the countryside and the villages such as Chassagne-Montrachet Volnay
From EUR1,063.00

Wine museums & cellars Tips (6)

Couvent des Cordeliers - Wine cellar

There are many wine cellars even wine museums that one can visit in Beaune.
The "Musée des Vins" has already been described here and I was not really interested tasting wine "à jeun" on an empty stomach as it was morning.

Next to the Hôtel-Dieu is located the "Couvent des Cordeliers" from the 13th c. The entrance is rue de l'Hôtel-Dieu 6, having passed under a porch one enters the central garden surrounded by a gallery. The Franciscan Cordeliers were a mendicant order. The history of the convent is explained by documents.

The visit is free; there is a cellar to be visited but this cellar is not effectively used to store wine, the gaskets are filled with water. The owners of the "Cave des Cordeliers" are traditional "négociants" wine merchants. The exhibit of the wines is in the former Salle du Chapitre - Chapter hall. Tasting the wines is possible: 5 wines plus an engraved glass for 7€.

Like all "cellars" or "wine museums" in Beaune the aim is to sell wine. Advice is of course always very professional. We bought some Pommard to drink with game.
Average prices between 25 and 35 €/bottle.

Open : 9.30 - 11.30 & 14.30 - 17.30 h, most of the year.

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breughel
Nov 19, 2008

Marche aux Vins

A visit to the March aux Vins is a great way to taste some of the regions wines.

At the start of the self-guided tour you are issued with a ‘taste-vin’, a little silver metal dish that holds a large mouthful of wine. It is patterned to allow you to admire the colour of the Pinot Noir that they serve, and have a large surface area to allow you get a good sniff of the bouquet.

You descend into the tunnels carved out in the 13th to 15th centuries and follow a path underneath the streets.

You walk through the barrel and bottle lined tunnels, from candle lit barrel to barrel, sampling 18 or so wines, then return into the check in area for some of the more expensive reds, where you also have the opportunity to make purchases should one so desire.

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sue_stone
Mar 01, 2004

Patriarche Pere et Fils

Patriarche Pere et Fils is another place for wine tasting and cellar tours.

It is a de-sanctified church with vast cob web and barrel lined cellars under the streets.

There were 13 wines to sample in the maze of tunnels.

The facility also stores a collection of fine vintages that is the property of the Hotel Dieu des Hospices. Every year, during the first weekend of November, an auction is held selling a number of bottles from the collection (dating back to the 1800’s) in the interest of charity. We at least got to walk past the gated and locked area that stored the valuable wines.

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sue_stone
Mar 01, 2004

Tasting wine - Marche aux Vins

I would say that this is a bit touristy, but well worth the 10 Euro.
The visit starts with a short tour and then you will have the oppurtunity to taste 15 wines. The wines are from all over Burgundy, we had wines from Chablis, Fixin, Vosne-Romanee, Beaune, etc.
The quality of the wines vary, but it is a fun experience and a beautiful setting.
They do close between 12hoo and 14h00

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Mar 07, 2009
 
 
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Visit the Museum of Wine of Burgundy

This museum is included in a ticket for other venues and while it contains many ancient pieces of equipment used in wine preparation, it was really no more interesting to us than the tour at the Clos de Vougeot that we had just visited. But you should at least visit one of these. This experience is different from a tour of a working vineyard and there is no tasting here. I am not sure what children will get from it. The museum is housed in the mansion of the Ducs de Bourgogne (15C and later) and has some tapestries (including a modern one by Lurcat). The illumination is poor for photography except on a very bright day (not when we were there).

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hquittner
Oct 26, 2008

Wine tasting

Go to local cellars in Beaune and follow the signs with "Degustion". The winehouse presents its finest wines and since You are in Burgundy You will be tasting wines from the worlds best vineyards.

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May 10, 2006
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Hospices de Beaune

The Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune is also referred to as the Hospices of Beaune and was founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of Burgundy, as a hospital for the poor. We actually missed it on our first...
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Churches

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Staying in Beaune it is very easy to take trips to the nearby villages to try and buy such famous wines as Pommard and Montrachet for example. The villages are literary tiny, couple of street where...
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Monuments others

Around the centre, you’ll find the ramparts with several towers & bastions, mostly built in the 15th century. You can walk along the ramparts, either on the inner side or the outside. We walked part...
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Market

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Museums others

Near Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray, an easy day trip from Beaune or Dijon, is Bibracte, a marvelous, open museum of Gaulish life set on a hillside that holds an archeological dig you may tour. Bibracte is...
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