Meursault is the capital of white wine in Burgundy. Le village is relatively big and very lively. You will find all sorts of local shops (bakeries, butchers, cheese shops, groceries, souvenirs etc). You will also find typical cafés, restaurants and (of course!) wine bars.
There are many castles located in and around Meursault: Among them, there is the Château de Meursault where you can visit the caves and taste their wines but also the Château de Cîteaux, perfect
for a gastronomic meal or a relaxing time at the spa.
In the area, you will also find notable historic buildings such as castles and manors belonging to the different vineyards, the Leprosie (ancient hospital) but also the remarkable town hall with its typical burgundy roof, which became famous with the renowned movie “La Grande Vadrouille” (the most infamous and acclaimed French comedy starring Louis de Funes). Immersion within the Burgundy “Art de Vivre”
From the house, grab a bike and explore the iconic villages of the côte de Beaune, located on the renowned Route des Grands Crus. Admire the landscape and explore the differences between the terroirs, called “Climats” and recognized by the UNESCO. With your bike, you can follow the “voie des vignes”, a specific pathway designed for bikes to go through the vineyards. If you go further, you will be able to go to the “Canal de Bourgogne” through the “voie bleue”. Relaxation and enjoying the moment.
Should you prefer walking, hiking or running, there are more than 30 pathways, clearly identified in and around the area. They are adapted to all different sport levels. Great landscapes to enjoy!
Beaune, along with its iconic villages surrounding the city (Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Puligny Montrachet, Chassagne, Aloxe Corton, Pernand Vergelesses…) is the most epicurean city you will find. Everything is designed to enjoy your time there. Across the city, there are numerous choices of restaurants, wine caves (Marché aux Vins, Caves Patriarches etc), wine tastings, artisanal mustard factories and local products...
It’s also a place full of history through its castles (La Rochepot, Château de Meursault, Château de Savigny, the most renowned Clos Vougeot…) and many more iconic buildings, churches and abbeys (Cluny, Fontenay, Cîteaux). Stroll around the cobbled streets, admire the typical glazed roofs, discover the varied museums of the city and the local companies (Veuve Ambal, Moutarderie Fallot, Cassissium...) and, make sure not to miss the iconic Hospices de Beaune.
Between two wine tastings, enjoy the fresh air at the Golf of Levernois (18 holes) or at the natural aquatic centre at Beaune Côté Plage.
By car, go through the Route des Grands Crus and discover the vineyards area (Nuits St Georges, Vosne Romanée, Vougeot…) up to Dijon, capital of the Dukes – 35km from Beaune. Over there, discover the magnificent town hall, that used to be home for the Dukes of Burgundy which used to be the rivals of the Kings of France in the 15th century. Discover this interesting part of the French history through the cobbled streets of the city and through the musée des Beaux Arts recently renovated. Burgundy, home of history and traditions.
For more information on Burgundy, its activities and events (la Vente des Vins des Hospices de Beaune, the Thriller Film festival…) :