Dijon
Chenôve
Marsannay la Côte
Couchey
Fixin
Gevrey Chambertin
Morey St Denis
Vougeot
Vosne Romanée
Nuits St Georges
Savigny les Beaune
Beaune
Pommard
Chateau de Pommard
Meursault
Puligny- Montrachet

Puligny-Montrachet

Puligny Montrachet is an almost decadent wine. It has an incomparable fruitiness with subtle flavors of almond and honey.

A quote from a famous wine lover: "This is not a wine, this is an event."

Couchey

It is one of the three villages where the famous Marsannay wine originates from.

Chenôve

Chenôve has become a suburb of Dijon. The only vineyards that are left there are the Clos du Roy and the Clos du Chapitre.

There you can still see a very old and enormous winepress, the Pressoir des Ducs dating from 1228.

Ville Chenôve

Dijon

You will arrive in Dijon on the first day by the French high-speed rail, the "TGV". Dijon is the provincial capital of Burgundy and used to be the seat of the Ducs de Bourgogne (Palais des Ducs).

Marsannay-la-Côte

Marsannay-la-Côte gives its name to the locally produced Marsannay wine.

The Marsannay vineyards also produce rare rosé Burgundy.

Fixin

You will visit Fixin on the fourth day of your tour.

Fixin is a small wine producing village that is notable for the Pinot Noir it produces.

The rustic village itself is a beauty to behold, and likely you will enjoy lunch there under the sun.

Also in Fixin sits a memorial to Napoleon Bonaparte in Noisot Park.

Gevrey-Chambertin

Many of the wines from Gevrey-Chambertin carry the "Grand Cru" classifaction, noting them as especially fine wines.

Recent archaeological excavations have shown that vinyards were planted here from as early as 100 B.C.

Morey St Denis

The first night you will stay in the beautiful "Castel de tres-girard"

Morey St Denis is home to no less than twenty "Premier Cru" vineyards, and five "Grand Cru" vineyards, making it somewhat of a capital for fine wines.

Vougeot

You will visit the Clos Vougeot vineyard on the third day of the tour.

The vineyard surrounds a medieval castle, wich was originally a monastery (12th century) producing wine for the church. It is a spectacular vista.

Vosne-Romanée

Vosne-Romanée is famous for its six "Grand Cru" vineyards, each produce superior Pinot Noir.

This is also the place where the world famous and unsurpassed wines of Romanée-Conti originate.

Nuits St Georges

Nuits St Georges is considered to be the wine capital of the Cotê de Nuits and is the last important cumune of the Côte de Nuits.

Nuits originates from the Latin Nutium, meaning nut: the area used to be covered with walnut trees.

Nuits St Georges it is also famous for the high quality marble quarries there.

Savigny-lès-Beaune

Savigny-lès-Beaune is a picturesque village with two castles and several old houses decorated with unusual inscriptions.

Beaune

Beaune has many sights and attractions.

From the Hotel Dieu (the first hospital in Western Europe finished in 1443!), to the Musée des Beaux Arts, the charming food market, its walls and ramparts to famous wineries, Beaune is sure to have something for everyone!

You will arrive in Beaune on the second day and depart there on the fifth day of the tour.

Pommard

Here you will visit the Chateau de Pommard. You will be taken on a tour through the cellars, be given information on its special status, taste some Pommard wines and be able to visit the exclusive art gallery which exhibits modern art works this season. Permanent sculptures by Dalí are to be seen in the courtyard of the Chateau.

Meursault

Meursault, built over a pre-historic settlement, is known for its excellent white Burgundy wines. It is also known as the setting for the 1966 film "La Grande Vadrouille" (known in the United States as "Don't Look Now... We're Being Shot At!")

We will be visiting a wine cellar in the village. After this visit and a wine-tasting session, we will have lunch on the spot with French and local cheeses, cured meats and salads and delicious French bread. In the open if the weather permits, and if not, in the wine cellar.