Beaune boasts a year-round programme packed full of wine, food, cultural and sporting events, so whatever time of year you visit there’s always something on to enjoy.
Major events are Beaune wine festival, Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction, Chagny’s market, de Cep en Verre wine fair in Nolay, the Festival of baroque opera, the “fête du pain” in Savigny-les-Beaune, the Santenay mill festival or the Meursault Train festival.
Other events in and around Beaune include night markets of the Grande Vadrouille in Meursault, the Beaune international thriller film festival, the Semi Marathon de la Vente des Vins de Beaune (Half Marathon), the chocolate fair in Santenay, the Beaune Blues Boogie Festival, the Theater Festival in Santenay and in Nolay, the “Moments musicaux” in Chagny, Beaune jazz festival, the Fête des Grands Vins de Bourgogne.
Our comprehensive list of events for the Beaune region provides great ideas whatever the weather.
Beaune markets & fairs where you can find local food and antiques from Burgundy are a must-do. Beaune nightlife also offers numerous entertainment options: music festivals, wine bars, live music as well as clubs, theaters and cinemas. Beaune sports events are a good way to mix healthy activities and discovery of Burgundy wine and food. Several art exhibitions are also held regularly in the Beaune region, offering some amazing contrasts between ancient architecture and contemporary masterpieces.