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Burgundy Dijon-Beaune 6-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 2
This walking tour across the vineyards will lead you from Dijon to Beaune, capital of Burgundy wine, passing through the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune vineyards, following from time to time the Grand Cru Route. You will discover marvellous landscapes and the prestigious Burgundy vineyards. Contrasts of the 'Côte d’Or' will astonish you!
Dijon train station at 15mn’s walk from the hotels. There are taxis at the train station.
High speed trains from Paris to Dijon or regional train from Paris to Dijon
High speed trains from Lyon or Macon to Dijon
Regional train from Lyon or Macon
None of the hotels have a long term car park
Guarded car parks – with charge – available in town.
Beaune train station at 15mn’s walk from the hotels – Please contact us for transfers (see options below)
Regional train from Beaune to Dijon - High speed trains from Dijon to Paris
Regional train from Beaune to Lyon or Mâcon
Slow Tours offers a number of other Walking Tours in Europe
Arrival at Dijon
This town, steeped in history, is its own outdoor museum. Explore the old city, the neighborhood of the Palais de Justice, and the beautiful Palais des Ducs et des Etats de Bourgogne (Palace of the Dukes and States of Burgundy) home to the Musée des Beaux Arts. Lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel.
MARSANNAY – GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN ~ 11 kms [+256 m / -276 m]
Continue exploring DIJON in the morning (plenty to choose among - the Archeological Museum, the Sacred Art Museum in Sainte Anne‘s Chapel, ...). In the morning, a taxi will escort you to Marsannay-la-Côte. From Marsannay, a city reputed for its rosé wines (unique in the Burgundian region), you will walk towards Fixey, where a 10th century church stands, the oldest in the region. You reach Gevrey-Chambertin, a wine town still guarded by an ancient, fortified castle. Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a 4-star hotel.
GEVREY CHAMBERTIN – NUIT SAINT GEORGES. ~14 kms [+249 m / -268 m]
Pass by the village of Chambolle Musigny, at the beginning of a narrow valley, and head to one of the more famous sites of Burgundy, the majestic Château de Clos Vougeot. A visit to the château reveals a 12th century wine cellar and gigantic wine press. Your path continues across the Echezeaux and Grand Echezeaux vineyards and then brings you to hallowed ground and the heart of some of the world’s greatest vineyards: La Romanée, Romanée-Conti, Richebourg, la Tâche. Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel.
NUITS SAINT GEORGES /CHAUX – BEAUNE. ~19 kms [+245 m / -406 m]
Today’s walk takes you uphill (after a morning transfer), past vineyard-covered slopes, to the Hautes-Cotes de Nuits. The landscape is delightful, with beautiful views across the valley. Pass through the village of Villers-la-Faye, with its 11th century church sitting upon Mont Saint Victor, and then to Magny-les-Villers. Descending into the Côtes de Beaune, you reach Pernant-Vergelesses and one of the most picturesque little villages in the area, Aloxe-Corton, famous for white wines like Corton- Charlemagne, one of the best in Burgundy. Your day ends in Beaune, a magical Burgundian city of medieval charm, famous for its hospices and ramparts. Lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel for 2 nights.
BEAUNE - Free day.
Explore the narrow streets lined with beautiful houses, some of which date back to the Renaissance period. Lodging and breakfast in the same 3-star hotel.
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