A day tour in Dijon city
Walking tour of the historical center (pedestrian streets, palace of the dukes of Burgundy and private mansions) - visit of the historical rooms of the museum of Fine Arts.(closed on tuesdays). In the morning, possibility of exploring the market, on tuesdays, fridays and saturdays. The other days, excepted on saturday and sunday, possibility of a visit to a blackcurrant distillery
A day tour in the Burgundy wineyards – Côte de Nuits :
Exploration” of the “Best wine road” (route des grands crus), Historical and technical explainations of vineyard and wines – visit of the Château de Clos – Vougeot – visit of a wine cellar and initiation to sensitive wine tasting – Lunch in a local restaurant with gourmet food and great wine list. Explore the picturesc sencery of the high coast of Nuits and visit a small farm where they process currants and berries to make liquors, creams, and marmelades.
A day tour in the Burgundy wineyards – Côte de Beaune : visit of the Hôtel Dieu in Beaune.
Explore the wine road. Visit a winery a winetaste. Experience a winetasting lunch in the village of Puligny Montrachet, which produces wines reputated as the finest dry white wines in the world.
Then discover the High coast of Beaune, the cliffs of Orches and visit Château de la Rochepot or the wine museum.
A day tour in the Auxois Hills : excursion in the country side of Auxois
visit of the cistercian abbey of Fontenay built in the 12th century and classified as world heritage by unesco. continuation towards the medieval town of Semur en Auxois to have lunch and a walking tour of the medieval town. In the afternoon, go to the “sacred Hill” and the romanescu basilica of Vézelay .
In the same area, north of Burgundy other possiblity : the Chablis region, renown for its great white wines. Explore the vineyard visit a winery in the morning and winetaste. Lunch in Chablis in a typical bistrot. Afternoon to the “Sacred Hill” and the romanescu basilica of Vézelay .
A day tour in the Côte Chalonnaise : in the morning explore the vineyard of that area. Visit a winery and winetaste. Lunch in a very typical little countryside auberge. Continue to the impressive romanescu abbey church of Tournus and then end with walking up to the little medieval village of Brancion.