The Fantastic Picnic... you will get addicted!
The Fantastic Picnic... you’ll be addicted after a weekend in Beaune and Pays Beaunois!

Romantic, chic, bucolic, Burgundian picnics have proved over several years that they are really FAN-TAS-TIC. Celebrating the Fête de la Gastronomie in Burgundy, it’s saying ‘Cheers!’ to great tastes, taking pleasure in a good bottle produced just a few kilometres away to accompany delicious cheeses. Above all, it’s a festive atmosphere: that of a moment absolutely for sharing... picnic on the grass or feet under a table. The Fantastic Picnic... you will get addicted!


The Chefs’ Fantastic Picnic at Parc de la Bouzaize

To finish the summer in style for Beaune’s Chefs who have delighted us with their original gourmet picnics since May, we now have the Fantastic Picnic. On Sunday 12 September, the 15 chefs who took turns for this first season are back in force to share this last wonderful moment together.

And so it is with a gourmet journey that this wonderful idea comes to an end. A choral menu composed of tasty bites made by the chefs can be ordered on the website and then picked up on Sunday between 11.30am and 2.30pm.

The day is in partnership with the ODG des Vins de Beaune to refine the food and wine pairings.

Fantastic Picnic Day at Fontenay Abbey

Fontenay Abbey welcomes you for a moment of friendship and sharing with a market of local producers and entertainment so you can spend a memorable Sunday in the countryside. Come and share this happy event from 9.30am.

Discover the Fontenay Valley during a 9 km tasting hike during this Fantastic Picnic. A coffee awaits you at 9.30am, then we’re off for a free departure between 10.00 and 11.00am. The farmers' market opens at 10.00am and you can discover excellent local products and crafts.

Providing the icing on the cake, there will be a hot air balloon take-off at 5.00pm. A raffle will also be organised for visitors to Fontenay where you can win a hot air balloon flight.

To join in the gourmet hike at the Abbey, you can register until 27 August 2021 on 03 80 92 15 00.

Cycling treat: a Fantastic Picnic by bike

A bike ride through the vineyards with a guide that ends with a friendly picnic at Parc de La Bouzaize – that’s what Active Tours, the specialist in bike tours in Burgundy, has to offer. If you thought you knew the Voie des Vignes (Vine Route), we bet this event will teach you even more. The Active Tours team knows every nook and cranny, every rut, every stone on every low wall that borders this mythical road winding its way between the vineyards. You’ll enjoy a well-deserved stop in a Pommard wine estate for an informative tasting, and leave having fully whetted your appetite for a typical Burgundy picnic. Check out the route for the day.

Fantastic Picnic around Beaune, in Côte d'Or

Fantastic Picnic at Château du Clos de Vougeot

You can enjoy a typical Burgundy menu in the majestic terraced setting of the "Table de Léonce" at Château du Clos de Vougeot. This will also provide an opportunity to visit the Château, either in the morning or in the afternoon. And of course, you can taste wines* from different appellations.

Booking is possible at the Château.

*A menu without wine is available

Fantastic Picnic at Château de Couches

The setting of Château de Couches is simply splendid. It would be a shame not to take the opportunity to discover or rediscover this place. The chef offers for this weekend of the Fantastic Picnic mixed platters to taste in the Château’s park. An event not to be missed.

Fantastic Picnic at Abbaye de la Bussière

Enjoy spending time in a bucolic park on Sunday 12 September 2021. Abbaye de la Bussière and its chef, Guillaume Royer, offer a range of gourmet recipes inspired by regional and local products.

Great atmosphere guaranteed on the Abbey’s terrace.


Magical spots to picnic around Beaune

And for those who are more sandwiches, parsley ham and flasks of fresh water, we have come upon a perfect place to set down your picnic basket and your red and white chequered tablecloth. So prepare your straw hat, your summer frock and off you go for the Burgundy countryside. The heroes in our film set out their victuals on the cliffs above Saint-Romain, with their dominant view over the vineyards of Burgundy.