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From Beaune: Burgundy 10 Wines Grand Cru Tasting Day Trip

1. From Beaune: Burgundy 10 Wines Grand Cru Tasting Day Trip

You’ll be picked up at 9:30 AM at the Beaune tourist office and travel in an air conditioned minivan (maximum of 8 passengers) on this full-day wine tour. The tour begins with a winery visit in Beaune, where you’ll find a wide range of different wines, including several Premiers crus and Grand crus. You'll be introduced to different appellations such as Saint-Aubin, Meursault Premier Cru Les Charmes and Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru. After the winery visit you'll have free time for lunch and for a visit to the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune (admission to be paid on site). After lunch, you'll head out along the scenic Route des Grands Crus and stop at the famous Romanée-Conti, which produces the most expensive wine in the world. You'll also have guided tours at Clos Vougeot and in Côte de Nuits. Founded in 1098 by monks, the vineyard of Clos de Vougeot covers 50 hectares. The castle houses the brotherhood of the Knights of the Tastevin. Its wines are some of the most famous in Burgundy, including Le Clos Vougeot Grand Cru. At Nuits Saint Georges you'll have the opportunity to visit a wine cellar and share some time with the winemaker around a tasting of his best Pinot Noir wines. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back to Beaune and dropped off at the tourist office at 17:30.

Burgundy: Cluny Abbey Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

2. Burgundy: Cluny Abbey Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Get skip-the-line access to Cluny Abbey Museum. Discover the ruins of a spiritual center, the seat of the most significant medieval monastic order in Western Europe. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Cluny Abbey Museum, avoid the queues, and explore the museum. Admire incredible medieval art, interesting paintings, stained glass windows, and the Lady and the Unicorn Tapestry.  Enter the museum and start exploring; one of the most important abbeys in France, now listed as a National Monument. First, you will watch a short 3D film showing how Cluny Abbey evolved, and then the tour will begin.  Walk around, listen to the history, and explore this impressive building at your own leisure. See one of the best collections of artifacts from the middle ages you will ever see. This museum is a must-visit for fans of The Lady and the Unicorn Book by Tracy Chevalier. 

Dijon: A Self-Guided Audio Tour through the City

3. Dijon: A Self-Guided Audio Tour through the City

When people hear the word Dijon, they automatically think of mustard, but the city has so much more to offer than that! The capital of Burgundy was also home to the Great Dukes of the West in the Middle Ages, and modern Dijon is brimming with art, history, gastronomy and beauty. On this walking tour, you’ll become acquainted with the city’s history through the architecture and anecdotes that shaped it. Just over 200 acres of the historical city centre has UNESCO World Heritage status, with myriad churches, palaces, townhouses and monuments ranging from antiquity to the 1900s. I’ll show you these historic spaces and help you understand Dijon’s role in French history. Along the way, you’ll be introduced to local fare, regional wine, and several intriguing stories about dukes and other former residents. Highlights on this tour include: • Finding out why the owl became the city’s emblem • Getting insights into the lives of the Dukes of Burgundy • Seeing one of the most beautiful staircases in France • Discovering a mysterious stone-carved Salamander on a church wall • Understanding why Dijon mustard is so famous • Taking in the hidden courtyards of ancient houses Let’s embark on a journey that will open up a whole aspect of French culture you never knew existed. Please allow an hour to get the most out of this tour.

Beguiling Beaune: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in Burgundy

4. Beguiling Beaune: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in Burgundy

Unless you have a deep knowledge of Burgundy wines, you’ve probably never heard of the small town of Beaune. On this walking tour, I’ll show you the different facets of the town, past and present, and show you exactly why it’s worth exploring. I’ll take you on a tour of some of the town’s wine merchants, tasting rooms, and cellars while I tell you about the wine board, wine school, wine museum, prestigious wine estates, as well as its famous November charity wine auction at the Hospices de Beaune. This might be the wine capital of Burgundy, but our tour isn’t only about wine, and as you make your way from Porte Saint-Nicolas ( Saint Nicolas Gate) and around the town’s centre, you’ll see plenty of the town’s art, history and charm. Along the way you’ll hear how, in the Middle Ages, Beaune was the seat of the parliament of the powerful Duchy of Burgundy. You’ll see Beaune’s Basilica of Notre Dame (Basilica of Our Lady) which was part of an old pilgrims’ route to the Holy Land. And I’ll point out Hôtel Dieu, once a luxurious charity hospital and now a museum within the Hospice de la Charité de Beaune, organisers of the charity wine auction. The museum is also home to a famous altarpiece by the renowned Flemish painter Rogier Van der Weyden. On this stroll through town, you’ll have the opportunity to: • View the unique exterior of Hôtel Dieu Museum Hospices de Beaune, with its flamboyant architecture and multi-coloured roofs • Hear about the Late Romanesque Basilica of Notre Dame, where none of the original statues survived the French Revolution • Take in the remarkable Medieval belfry, the Beffroi de Beaune • Stroll along some of the remaining fortification walls • Find out about the former residence of two dynasties of dukes, Hôtel des Ducs de Bourgogne, now a wine museum • Learn about some of our most famous cheeses • Promenade along the town’s squares including Place Carnot and Place Monge • See Beaune’s Hôtel de Ville (city hall) which once belonged to an Ursuline convent • Learn about the town’s indoor market, Les Halles de Beaune, and its long history going back to 1203 Join me on a 60-minute stroll through this Medieval town’s modern streets, which stimulate all the senses. By the end I’m sure you’ll want to come back again and again.

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Emmanuel was personable and incredibly knowledgeable, due no doubt to his many years of experience in the wine industry. The van was quiet and comfortable, and we happily bought wines at each stop…

A very nice and surprising day tour with Emmanuel. A very knowledgeable, pleasant, helpful and friendly guide. I highly recommend this tour the wineries are carefully selected and of good quality.

Emanuel was all that our group could have hoped for . Knowledgeable about his area and his wines; great company and created some superb visiting and tasting experiences .

The tour is very interesting, passing through beautiful landscapes and knowing a little of the history.

Knowledgeable, friendly and very informative guide!