We know that your love of wine is often a pretext to slake your thirst for culture.
So Château de Santenay should peak your curiosity. In addition to being one of the largest of Bourgogne’s wine estates, this remarkable château, with its varnished tiles, is a spectacular piece of heritage closely tied to the region’s history. For your information, Philippe le Hardi, son of the King of France Jean le Bon, was in his time owner of the site. After a series of inheritances and buyouts, Château de Santenay consists of a patchwork of parcels in the Côte d'Or and the Côte Chalonnaise. The diversity of “climates” provides a variety of wines each year, from Mercurey to Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, a Santenay 1er Cru, Pommard and Aloxe-Corton. Visits to the property are organised daily, bookings highly recommended. The tour usually finishes in the magnificent 9th century vaulted cellars with a tasting of four estate wines. A real treat for culture seekers.
Le Cellier Volnaysien : Volnay, 5 min from Beaune. Restaurant in a typical Bourgogne-style house. Fresh and high-quality cuisine. Vaulted room, stone walls and fireplace. Regional specialities: jambon persillé (cubes of cooked ham in parsleyed aspic jelly moulds), snails, oeufs en meurette (eggs poached in a red wine sauce with pieces of bacon and small onions), chicken in wine... Excellent regional wine list.
La Parc de l'hostellerie : Levernois, 6 km from Beaune. Small and charming ** hotel in an 18th century building. 17 comfortable rooms that are fusion of modern and traditional style. 8,000 m2 of wooded parkland. Ideal spot from which to explore the region. Two restaurants within 200m, including one with a Michelin star.
1, rue du Château, 21590 SANTENAY
Tel: +33 (0)3 80 20 61 87