Discover Meursault, Beaune and the Côte d'Or
"Whoever drinks Meursault neither lives nor dies a fool"
Old adage of the Murisaltiens, to be applied with moderation of course!
Meursault is certainly in the heart of Burgundy and offers Chardonnay lovers the promise of many pleasures, but not only ...
The Côte de Beaune vineyards extend from Ladoix-Serrigny to Cheilly-les -Marranges, passing through Pommard, Volnay, Puligny-Monrtachet, among others ... The list is not so long of these beautiful appellations that always make lovers of good wine dream ...
Here, it is essentially white, from the Chardonnay grape variety, but you don't have to be a fine oenologist to appreciate the area ...
Do not be shy, there are many Burgundians who are not experienced in blind tasting! Notes, dresses, aromas, grape varieties, Climats: if all these terms are still too vague for you, it is certain that you will find the right place in or around Meursault to discover the basics of oenology (and wow the gallery during your next dinners !!)
You will find some good addresses below , but the list is far from exhaustive! Do not hesitate to consult the tourist office (branch of Beaune or Meursault) to complete your visit book ...
From Vercingetorix to Philippe Le Bon
Around Meursault shine places full of history , anecdotes and curiosities: Beaune obviously and its famous Hospices (our Guigone and Nicolas apartments bear these names in homage to their founders, Guigone de Salins and Nicolas Rolin).
But you can also visit Autun, a large Gallo-Roman site , Dijon of course, capital of the Dukes of Burgundy and its palace, the Abbeys of Cluny and Cîteaux , or the Alésia museum ...
Sumptuous places, whose stories are often linked and which place Burgundy in a register other than purely wine.
The Hospices de Beaune
In a context of poverty and famine, Nicolas Rolin - chancellor of the Duke of Burgundy - and his wife Guigone de Salins, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune in 1443 to come to the aid of the "poor sick".
It is a true masterpiece of architecture known worldwide and famous for the brilliance of its main courtyard, the splendor of its roofs with multi-colored and glazed tiles, and all its treasures.
The Castle of Meursault
It houses splendid Cistercian-inspired cellars, which you can discover during a tasting visit ... It hosts the Bach music festival in Bacchus and La Paulée de Meursault in November, the 3rd Glorious of the auction festivities Wines from the Hospices de Beaune
Alésia Muséo Parc
What Burgundian schoolboy has not discovered, amazed, the immense statue of Vercingetorix, irreducible Gallic in front of Julius Caesar, illustrious figure of the Gallic resistance against the siege established by the Roman army? The legionaries will get the better of this mythical figure during the siege of Alésia ... The MuséoParc offers a formidable reconstruction of history, and plunges you into the middle of this famous battle
The Palace of the Dukes and that of the States of Burgundy are included in an architectural project. Take the time to stroll through this square before entering the Cour d'Honneur, then the Cour de Bar, opening onto the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Cour de Flore. In the center, the Philippe le Bon tower, built in 1458, invites you to discover Dijon from above, and admire its multicolored and glazed roofs.
The Clos Vougeot
Majestic in the middle of the vines, you cannot miss its majestic silhouette when you travel the Côte de Nuits. Today it is the property of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin and hosts their "Chapters", celebrations whose objective is to always make Burgundy and Burgundy better known!
The happiness of the taste buds
Who says land of Grands Crus also says land of Gastronomy !
In Meursault, in Beaune, in the surrounding villages, in Dijon, very beautiful menus await you: from the Burgundian bistro to the starred table , the restaurants of the region offer you the whole range of Burgundian well-eating.
Here are some good addresses , for all budgets and all occasions, but the list is of course not exhaustive!
A popular address for the Beaunois, not far from the Theater, Isabelle and Laurent Mâle's table is a safe house, where you will find the best classics of the region, carefully crafted and colorfully dressed ...
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Closed until further notice
A clever mix of French and Asian cuisine ... truly à la carte cuisine, with a chef who cooks in front of your eyes if you opt for a seat at the bar :-) Book well in advance !!
Open in the evening until midnight
Closed Sunday and Monday
Closed until further notice
Le Relais de Saulx
Olivier Streiff took over with his partner this house of character, not far from the Hospices. He serves tasty and unabashed bistronomic cuisine, sometimes even rascally, which will delight lovers of fine organic products ...!
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Closed until further notice
Mens sana in corpore sano
The Côte d'Or is a superb playground for outdoor sports , but Meursault and its surroundings also offer quality places and structures whatever your favorite activity!
Sneakers, bib, putter, stopwatch, racquet, snorkel, headphones ... your equipment will not stay in the suitcase!
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"Voie verte", rows of vines, path in the woods ... you will inevitably find a playground adapted to your desires to wear out your sneakers !!
Throughout the year, you can participate in races outside stadiums and / or trails
Same playground for cyclists, but with much more extensive tracks !!
Go by bike to discover Beaune, Nolay, Santenay, Saint-Romain: the Côte d'Or is definitely suitable for lovers (all levels!) Of the little queen ...
Take a dip
All year round, the Beaune swimming pool welcomes you to do your lengths ...
In summer, you can also enjoy the natural swimming pool of "Beaune Côté Plage", just 5 km from Meursault
Keep Calm and Enjoy ...
Go out, relax, shop and enjoy local products ... pleasure is within reach of Meursault!
In Meursault or Beaune, pretty shops cultivate the art of living and culture: objects for the home, around wine and food, decoration and books: local merchants, essential addresses ...
Savor local ...
If wine is in the spotlight in the region, you can also discover many other specialties: Burgundy cheeses, Dijon mustard, parsley ham, crème de cassis in Nuits-St-Georges ...
Bubble in a spa
In Meursault or Beaune, several places welcome you all year round for a moment of relaxation ... the virtues of vines, grapes, blackcurrant (emblematic bay of Burgundy!) Are used here for your well-being. .
And the night??
You will easily find a place to enjoy a glass of wine (always in moderation of course!); Burgundy beer is also in the spotlight in the city's bars!
The Casino de Santenay also welcomes you every day if you are a player