Located in the centre of the Burgundy winemaking region of France, Beaune is widely recognized for its abundant history that is still present today, etched into the veins of its cobblestone streets and vibrant architecture. Since the 13th century, it has been a fruitful wine-producing region, and still holds the most well-known wine auction in France at the famous Hospices de Beaune.
If you are in search of an adventure that is a little more leisurely, the Burgundy Experience is exactly what will cure your travel bug. During the duration of the trip, you will be accompanied by local guides and experts, allowing you to experience this incredible region in a local-like fashion.
From renting an old-fashioned Citroën 2CVs and meandering through the hills of Côte de Nuits, e-biking through vineyards and scouring a Saturday morning market, you are sure to find a laid-back and lavish experience in Beaune.
Set out on your exploration of this magnificent corner of France, starting at the Maison Champy wine boutique, where you will enjoy wine-tasting in a private room. Then, journey through the vivid hills of the French wine region of Côte de Nuits, experiencing the ride through the windows of an old-fashioned Citroën 2CVs.
You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful dining experience at the luxurious Marchand-Tawse Winery, feasting on a dinner prepared by the prestigious Chef Thomas Lecourbe.
In the company of a local guide, visit the Hospices de Beaune, which was founded in 1443 as a hospital for the less fortunate. This building is a magnificent testament to medieval French architecture and is now a museum for visitors to enjoy.
The incredible Hospices de Beaune holds an annual wine auction called Les Trois Glorieuses, that has been occurring since 1859 and spans three days. This gathering is an opportunity to enjoy the finest foods and wines of Burgundy, providing for a wonderful and relaxing opportunity.
Seek out the natural beauty of France, exploring the extraordinary hills of Côte de Beaune and traveling by e-bike through the vast vineyards that sprawl over this area. Along with that, you will have the opportunity to visit Beaune’s Saturday morning market. This market allows you to get your hands on fresh produce, spices, cheeses and other locally-sourced products from the Burgundy region, as well as regions nearby.
After a quaint breakfast at your hotel, your trip will come to a close. But the adventures don’t have to stop there! Continue your adventure into Paris, or another location nearby that’s on your bucket list!
The Burgundy Experience makes for a truly tranquil adventure, allowing you to sit back and relax while you relish in the local scenery and timeless beauty of these surroundings. Rather than rushing to make it to your next destination, this trip encourages you to take it slow, tip back your wine glass at your own pace and delve into a different realm of travelling.
Gravitate invites you to take some time off. Get in touch with us and take advantage of this ultimate opportunity to unwind!