Bienvenue en Bourgogne : Beaune en mode baroque

Culture and attraction at Beaune

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  • Every summer, for more than 35 years, during 3 weekends in July, Burgundy's wine capital resonates with operas, oratorios and recitals of Baroque music.
    Haendel, Mozart, Vivaldi, Haydn and Rossini were all in the spotlight in 2018, and we're now looking forward to the 2019 programme to make your stay unforgettable! DAY 1
    Arrive in Beaune and lunch as you please
    in the early afternoon, visit the Hospices de Beaune
    Founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, Chancellor of the Dukes of Burgundy, it is emblematic of the hospital heritage of the region: a true palace of the poor, it is the most eloquent example of Flemish Burgundy art. Its multi-coloured roofs are famous.
    The Polyptych of the Last Judgement, commissioned from the painter Rogier van der Weyden, remains the jewel of the collections.

    Hospices tour with audio-guide

    Tour of the cellars. We invite you to discover the Caves du Patriarche.
    A former Ursuline convent, this place is full of history. You will discover part of this labyrinth of more than 5km of vaulted galleries dating back to the 13th century, and home to millions of bottles.
    A magical place, truly timeless, which sums up the marriage of wine and culture.

    After a warm welcome from a sommelier, you can discover these exceptional cellars before starting a tasting of five great appellations from our Burgundy vineyards: 2 whites, a Meursault and a Montagny 1er Cru; 3 reds: Mercurey 1er Cru, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru and Beaune 1er Cru.

    Check into your 4-star hotel close to the town centre
    walk to the concert that will take place outdoors in the courtyard of the Hospices or in the Notre Dame Basilica.

    Back to the hotel and overnight stay

    DAY 2

    After breakfast, we organise an unforgettable experience for you to enjoy in the heart of Burgundy's wine culture.
    On an estate close to Beaune, you will be welcomed by a vineyard professional who will take you for a walk through the vineyards of his estate. He will explain all about Burgundy's growing conditions and “climats” (vine-growing parcels), which are listed as World Heritage by Unesco, the classification of wines and the work in the vineyards and of the winemakers.
    Your visit continues in the estate's cellars. The tasting session provides an opportunity to explain all about the harvest, fermentation, barrel ageing and bottling.
    The sommelier-winemaker will answer any questions you might have been wondering about!!

    Then it's time to take your place for a tasting lunch in the estate's dining quarters.
    This provides an opportunity to taste pairings of food and wine.

    Back to Beaune and free time in the afternoon to take a walk in the old town, discovering its many shops...

    walk to the concert that will take place outdoors in the courtyard of the Hospices or in the Notre Dame Basilica.

    Back to the hotel and overnight stay

    DAY 3
    Leave after breakfast

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  • Rates 2019
  • Single rate
    From 550 € €