She travels with her tribe, either with her creative but restless kids, or with her noisy but respectful gang. A Burgundian by adoption, she finds hidden corners, little-known addresses and atypical characters. Quite simply, for her, travel is all about encounters.
On our paths
Whether you’re a keen hiker or just a Sunday walker, there’s an itinerary made for you. The Chemin des Grands Crus, the Chemin des Vignes or the Voie des Vignes are all adventures to be had as you encounter authentic villages, Cistercian abbeys, châteaux and famous appellations: Chambertin, Pommard, Meursault… You’ll come across winegrowers from January to December. For example, you can watch them prune in February or harvest in September.
On the Chemin des Grands Crus
Isn’t walking the best way to immerse yourself in a territory? From Dijon to Santenay, via Beaune, 87 km of hiking trails will help you discover the richness of the winegrowing landscape. As you cross the vineyards of Côtes de Nuits, Hautes Côtes de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Hautes Côtes de Beaune, you’ll understand the meaning of the Climats de Bourgogne. These 1,247 vineyard plots are strictly demarcated and offer a landscape that is unique in the world. This exceptional heritage is listed as a Unesco World Heritage site.
And what a pleasure to see a familiar sign in the distance: Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Vosne-Romanée, Pernand-Vergelesses, Beaune, Pommard, Auxey-Duresses and many more.
You start from Pernand-Vergelesses, one of the most picturesque villages on the Côte de Beaune. The hiking itinerary first takes you through the narrow streets typical of Burgundy’s wine-growing architecture.
The winegrowers’ houses are a sight to behold, but you can stop off there on the way back.
During the harvest, the scents of Chardonnay rival those of Pinot Noir, and if you drop by in spring, you can discover the hidden talents of the winegrowers. They forsake their pruning shears to don the costume at an unusual theater festival: Le Parcours des Tréteaux. Don’t worry, between scenes they find time to share their vintages. But back to our hike, the Panorama de la Vierge “Sous Frétille” awaits you to present an incredible view of the Côte de Beaune vineyards. After the climb, you’ve earned yourself an idyllic picnic. The route is perfectly accessible for children, but reserving a romantic moment for yourself at sunset on an autumn evening is an exceptional experience.
It’s quite simple, when you go hiking around Beaune, you won’t be able to avoid the great names of Burgundy. This 7.3km family hike takes you from the Chardonnay vineyards of Meursault to those of Puligny-Montrachet. You’ll pass through the Hameau de Blagny, which lies between the two: sunrise over Meursault and sunset over Puligny. A dream location for lovers of fine wines. The tour then climbs above Saint-Aubin. You can admire the view over the southern Côte de Beaune. You’ll catch a glimpse of Chagny and the Canal du Centre winding its way through the groves. Further on, a very different view awaits you among pines and larches. The village of Orches nestles beneath unexpectedly impressive cliffs. This family-friendly walk is perfect for a Sunday morning. On a fine winter’s day, when the mist filters through the vines and the sun caresses the treetops. By the time you return to the start, the mist will have cleared. The picnic table will have been waiting for you for a well-deserved sandwich.