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The route des Grands Crus

A journey through prestigious vineyards

Follow the Burgundy wine route through the most famous appellations and experience unforgettable moments with the Burgundians.

Villages of character

Burgundy is, of course, the wine villages along the Route des Grands Crus, with their distinctive architecture of winegrowers’ houses. It’s the twinkling stars that shine on the glazed tiles of castles and churches. It’s also the white Burgundy stone that illuminates the narrow streets. Above all, it’s the typical charm of a French village, with its traditional craftsmen and shopkeepers. And then there are the traditional festivals that punctuate the seasons and reveal all the authenticity of our terroir.

A road trip

on the Route des Grands Crus

From Dijon to Santenay, it crosses vineyards whose appellations will make you dream. To take the Route des Grands Crus is to discover what makes Burgundy so special: its Climats. They reflect a unique landscape, a loyalty to the historic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varieties, and an ancestral know-how. The authenticity of Burgundy is experienced here.

Cellars steeped in history

From Savigny-lès-Beaune to Orches in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, from Pommard to Saint-Aubin via Meursault, you’ll find some of Burgundy’s finest cellars along the way. And let’s not forget the historic caves? inherited from monks and religious foundations, which criss-cross the subsoil of the capital of Burgundy wines: Beaune. Each of these wine cellars is unique and special. Each visit is an encounter, with the prestigious wines of course: Corton-Charlemagne, Romanée-Conti, Pernand-Vergelesses, Puligny-Montrachet… but also with the people who make these wines: the winegrowers of the Pays Beaunois.

What to do in Beaune

Burgundy’s wine capital is the perfect place to learn about oenology. Whether you want to become a recognized expert, by your peers or your friends. Whether you simply want to recognize the differences between a Pinot Noir from Pommard or one from Volnay. Beaune will meet your expectations. Especially as the Cité des Climats et des Vins de Bourgogne opens its doors in spring 2023. You’ll be seduced by the richness of Beaune’s heritage, the dynamism of its shops, the secrets of its terroir and the expertise of its craftsmen.

Wine Châteaux

The Route des Grands Crus winds through the vineyards of the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. At the bend in the road, or at the corner of an alleyway, the architecture of a château can sometimes be seen. Sometimes you can recognize it because at its foot lies a vineyard where the much-loved grapes flourish. Such is the case of Clos Marey Monge at Château de Pommard. They’re all different, and each deserves a stop for the quality of its wines or for other well-kept secrets.

The Cité des Climats

and Burgundy Wines

After the Cité de la Gastronomie et du Vin in Dijon in 2022, Burgundy has a new showcase in which to discover the magic of Burgundy. On May 13, 2023, the Cité des Climats et Vins de Bourgogne will open its doors in Beaune, following those of Mâcon on March 25 and Chablis on April 1. First of all, you’ll be impressed by the architecture: a tendril, identical to that of the vine winding around the ropes, envelops the building. This incredible design takes you to one of the most fantastic panoramas of the Côte de Beaune. Inside, a unique tour awaits you, with an interpretation center on the Climats de Bourgogne, and many other surprises.

In search of

the best aromas