From Dijon to Beaune and then on to Santenay, the Chemin des Grands Crus (Route of the Grands Crus) stretches over 87 km and passes through the mosaic of landscapes of the Côte de Nuits, Hautes Côtes de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. It’s a route that keeps all its promises: authentic villages, Cistercian abbeys, châteaux and renowned appellations: Chambertin, Pommard, Meursault...
The Chemin des Grands Crus in the Côte de Nuits
From Dijon to Magny les Villers, in the Hautes Côtes de Nuits, you’ll pass through famous vineyards and villages: Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, Nuits Saint Georges. In the villages, don’t miss in the alleys, small pieces of heritage full of charm: wash houses, bread ovens...
The Chemin des Grands Crus in the Côte de Beaune
From Aloxe Corton to the villages of Maranges, you will notice an originality about Burgundy, the cabotes, small huts made of dry stones from the vineyards, and elegant enclosed plots. Along the way, discover villages full of charm offering numerous places to visit: the Hospices de Beaune, Château de Meursault ... Time to go down into the cellar in Pommard or Chassagne-Montrachet, and then there you are in Santenay.
Exploring at your own pace
The route, doable in 3 to 5 days, can be easily split using the transport network (Transco buses and trains), and varied boutique accommodation options are available in many of the towns passed through and their neighbours.
The signs are "burgundy" colour (purple-pink) in both directions, complete with the image of a bunch of grapes.
The "climats" of Burgundy listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites
On the Chemin des Grands Crus, you will pass 1247 parcels of vines, also called "climats", carefully delineated over the centuries and interlinked like a huge puzzle. Burgundy’s vineyard "climats" are a unique site in the world and form an exceptional legacy of expertise and tradition, which is why they have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.