With its rich mosaic of vineyards, Burgundy never ceases to bowl over lovers of fine wine! The Sept Fontaines hotel can be found at the crossroads of Chalonnais and Mâconnais, where it is ideal for discovering the region.
This four-star hotel complex in Tournus has chosen a place rich in history as its abode: in the 17th century it was home to a maison de charité or religious hospice. The immense building boasts well-preserved rooms with fulsome volumes from this far-flung past, where nowadays modern comforts rub shoulders with bourgeois luxury chic. Everything has been designed to create a setting that promotes relaxation and revitalisation, both in the 39 cosy rooms and suites and the wellness area.
And what is that little extra you’ll find in the hotel? Its determination to spotlight all the best that the Burgundy terroir has to offer - to the great delight of bons viveurs! Le Cloître, the hotel restaurant, has a new menu every week. The dishes served here are full of inventive cuisine with diverse influences, and are made from fresh, local and seasonal produce. As for the wine list, it gives top spot to regional cuvées that are selected with attention to detail by the sommelier - all with the aim of bringing the best out of each and every dish.
While this bistronomic restaurant is well worth the detour, the magnificent tasting cellar in the hotel basement is not to be missed either! Under the stone vaults, oenological workshops open to one and all are organised to familiarise you with the limitless diversity of Burgundy wines. Some 50 labels are offered for tasting alongside platters served as an aperitive and a wonderful selection of whiskeys. With its snug atmosphere, the lounge bar serves wine by the glass, also giving pride of place to the best vintages from the area.
And for anyone who would like to find out more about wine growing in Burgundy, the hotel is ideally situated for a jaunt across the neighbouring vineyards. Hotel reception is more than happy to offer advice about the region’s wine estates, cellars and the best places to explore… with all the promise of a great getaway with Bacchus as your guide!
Hôtel Les Sept Fontaines
1 Avenue de la Résistance
Tel.: +33 (0)3 85 36 06 06