Learn about wine
The BIVB (The Interprofessional Bureau for Burgundy Wines) in Beaune is the undisputed font of knowledge for all things wine. Learn about Wine as you travel… Before setting off on the vineyard roads: the Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne (Burgundy Wine School) (lectures & tasting sessions, weekend and other tasting courses). This will help you make the most of your itinerary.
Discover the secrets of mustard
Beaune is less well-known for its mustard than its hospices, and yet a visit to the traditional Fallot mustard factory will help you find out all about the secret of mustard production. You can even try making some yourself!
Relax to the soothing sound of a baroque music concert
The July International Festival of Baroque Opera has established an enviable reputation and is now a major attraction for music lovers from all parts of the world. Listening to the music in the extraordinary setting of the collegiate church of Notre-Dame or the main courtyard of the Hôtel-Dieu is a truly unforgettable experience.
The renowned wines of Pommard were appreciated by the likes of Henry II, Louis XV, Ronsard and Victor Hugo. In the heart of the village, you will find the famous and legendary Fontaine de l'Artichaud and the Château de Pommard
Out and about in Meursault
Meursault is of course reputed for its superb white wines, but don't forget to look in on the village hall where some scenes of one of France's best loved films, La Grande Vadrouille, were shot. And you will want to visit the château's wine cellars storing a little matter of 800,000 bottles!
Away from it all
If you are looking for peace of mind, head for the little village of Narosse near Santenay, nestling snugly at the bottom of a coombe on the "Cliff of the Three Crosses". Here you will find the little church surrounded by its peaceful cemetery, with as an added bonus a 15C choir with multiple ribbed vaults and a beautiful statuary. The inimitable charm of deepest Burgundy!
Enjoy the wine – and take the water – at Santenay!
The salty mineral water adds to the attractions of this bustling little town which also boasts a casino in the middle of the vineyards! Attractions include the 13C church of Saint-de-Narosse, the Château of Philippe le Hardi and the windmill, nearby Mont de Sène culminating at an altitude of 521 m and the Canal du Centre. Santenay is also well-known for its casino and slot machines.