"Tea for two and two for tea" ... Does this song remind you of anything? Yes of course: Meursault, it’s obviously Gérard Oury and the cult scenes from “La Grande Vadrouille” (literally "The Great Stroll") shot in 1966. The film made the Town Hall famous with its roofs of glazed tiles, the remains of an ancient stronghold. A charming village, Meursault is rich in religious heritage including the Leper House, a beautifully renovated Romanesque building at the entrance to the village, as well as the Church of St Nicolas, a protected Cluny site. Strolling through the village, discover mansions, beautiful wine merchants’ and wine growers’ houses built with limestone dug from nearby quarries.
Ideal for a fun, family outing, the botanical trail of the Saint Christophe site reveals magnificent views over the vineyards and the village, and explains what the "Climats of Burgundy" (wine plots) are, exactly.
Meursault, Land of the Great White Wines
The Cistercian monks knew what they were doing when they decided to use these lands for vineyards back in 1098. Chardonnay’s wine "icon", Meursault comes from exceptional growing lands.
"I need Meursault urgently (...) that’s the one I prefer." Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States.
By ordering a Meursault Gouttes d’Or 1784 by M. Bachey, Thomas Jefferson, a true connoisseur, understood the various features of Burgundy: village, plot, vintage and owner.
Meursault & Châteaux
As well as numerous winemaking estates, the village of Meursault also has several châteaux surrounded by their vineyards, such as the elegant Château de Meursault whose 14th- and 16th-century cellars are among the finest in Burgundy, the picturesque Château de la Velle with its appearance of a medieval castle, not forgetting the château-hotel La Cueillette, whose terraces overlook the first plot given to the Cistercians in 1098.
Tradition requires ... Meursault expresses its festive side through events that combine food, fine wine and music! In March, it’s the Banée, a friendly dinner with winemakers from the village which gets the ball rolling; in July, the Music Festival “From Bach to Bacchus” combines wines and music at the heart of the village and its heritage. In November, the Paulée de Meursault, a meal that once marked the end of the harvest, brings proceedings to a close after the Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction, The Three Glorious Days. This prestigious dinner is set in the Château de Meursault and provides the venue for the presentation of a literary prize that rewards an author who has done much good work for the wines and for Burgundy.