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Burgundy Prestige à Pied Burgundy

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Burgundy Prestige à Pied

Rolling vineyards and ancient châteaux

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Burgundy Prestige à Pied

Discover vine-clad hillsides, quiet lanes and attractive villages on this easy to moderate walk. Take in the stunning views and stay in prestigious hotels and converted châteaux at the end of each day.

Holiday Highlights

  • Easy walk on quiet lanes with stunning views
  • Prestigious hotels and converted chateaux
  • Dijon with its Romanesque Cathederal
  • Luxury hotels with gourmet meals
  • Amazing  wine list choices
  • Dinner in Chagny at Michelin Star restaurant

What's Included

  • 5 days walking
  • 6 nights in luxury hotels, half board
  • Gourmet meals
  • Michelin-starred restaurants
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Comprehensive route notes

Starting Days

You can choose to begin this holiday on Saturday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrival Dijon day 1

    Summary

    Burgundy is world renowned for its wines and gastronomy, with Dijon as its capital. Your hotel for the evening is the 4-star Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge, a charming 15th century residence at the foot of the Romanesque cathedral. Dinner is in the Michelin starred restaurant.

    Hotel
    • Entrance hall
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Gourmet food
    • Bedroom
    • Gourmet food

    Hostellerie Le Chapeau RougeDijon

    Situated right in the centre of the historic centre of Dijon, next to the imposing Saint Benigne Cathedral, Le Chapeau Rouge is a beautiful 16th Century Burgundian mansion, and one of the best hotels in town. This stylish and comfortable hotel is steeped in history with a wonderful authentic atmosphere. All 30 air-conditioned rooms are tastefully decorated. They have been recently renovated, and include all the amenities and levels of comfort you would expect from a hotel of this class, including cable TV, WiFi, iron with ironing board, mini-bar and coffee-maker. The lobby is decorated with antique furniture and, although fairly small, it opens up onto a patio where there are more seats available. Its central-city location means that museums and shops are only a 5 minute walk away. A swimming pool and tennis courts are also available locally. The hotel has valet parking nearby, at a cost of 10 Euros per day.

    Facilities

    • Central location for exploring the historic heart of Dijon
    • Gastronomic restaurant
    • Warm and friendly staff
    • 13th century wine cellar

    Board

    Cuisine

    The beautiful atmospheric restaurant is famous within Dijon for its fine international cuisine, and the food is delicious, if slightly on the pricey side. The breakfast buffet is excellent and extensive, and is served in its own separate restaurant. The bar was recently renovated and is a great place for sampling some of the local wines. Upon request, the hotel reception will be happy to organise tours of the Burgundy vineyards, cellar visits and wine-tasting.

  • 2

    Dijon to Nuits St Georges day 2

    Summary

    Today starts with a transfer to Fixin to begin your walk past famous vineyards including Gevrey- Chambertin. Follow level tracks and rise up onto the hautes côtes, with lovely views, to reach Nuits St Georges. Stay at La Gentilhommière with its summer pool, tennis court and a river running through its 13 hectare grounds. Eat at their excellent restaurant, le Chef Coq’.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior
    • Entrance

    La GentilhommiereNuits St. Georges

    La Gentilhommiere offers comfortable and welcoming accommodation built around a 16th century hunting lodge. The staff are friendly and helpful and their aim is to make your stay as calm and relaxing as possible. The extensive grounds incorporate a tennis court and swimming pool which is a welcome place to relax at the end of your day’s exertions. The bedrooms are a comfortable haven, each with an individual character and all have well fitted en suite facilities.

    Facilities

    • Delightful setting on the edge of famous wine village of Nuits Saint George
    • Pretty rooms with individual décor and en suite bathrooms
    • Large pool and tennis court
    • Wonderful restaurant with interesting menu

    Board

    Cuisine

    The restaurant is a delight, the perfect place to enjoy dinner at the end of your day’s activities. The menu varies according to the season but always offers a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds and of course the wine list includes many wines from the surrounding vineyards. On warm evenings you can eat under the arbour near the pool.

    10 mi
    (16 km)

  • 3

    Nuits St Georges to Ladoix Serrigny day 3

    Summary

    Detour into the centre of Nuits St Georges this morning before heading into the vine-clad hills for a relatively easy walk along quiet lanes. Your stay tonight is at the Ermitage de Corton, situated at the edge of vineyards at Ladoix Serrigny.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior
    • Garden
    • Bedroom
    • Pool
    • Gourmet food

    L’Ermitage de CortonLadoix

    The dozen villages between the Côtes de Beaune and Côtes de Nuit enjoy grand crus status and wonderful surroundings. Located in the heart of this region, the 4-star Ermitage de Corton is a wonderful base. The history of the Ermitage de Corton includes a long culinary tradition, taken to the very heights of French gourmet achievement by M. Parra. Now owned by M. and Mme. Chambon, the Ermitage de Corton has renewed its ties with this tradition thanks to its talented chef, Vincent Chirat. 

    Facilities

    • Gourmet restaurant seating 35 people
    • Lunchtime Bistrot on weekdays
    • Exceptional wine cellar
    • Comfortable bar
    • 12 rooms and suites
    • Contemporary and traditional atmosphere
    • Views over the vineyard and park
    • Swimming pool
    • Panoramic terrace
    • Air-conditioned rooms
    • Flat screen satellite television

    Board

    Cuisine

    Prepared using fresh produce from local producers, the menu from Vincent Chirat promises a subtle blend of flavours with a refreshing lack of pretension. The wine list is inspired by the region’s grands crus, of course, but also introduces smaller talented wine producers.

    Example Menu

    Entrees

    • Crus et cuits de légumes racines et agrumes, coques et caviar français
    • Pressé de foie gras de canard aux coings, pain brioché aux noix toasté
    • Thon rouge aux huîtres Gillardeau pochées dans leur jus,
    • Purée de salsifis au lard grillé légèrement muscadé

    Plats

    • Dos de cabillaud en croûte de truffes de Bourgogne, nuage Parmentier,
    • Tarte fine d’oignons rouges confits
    • Dos de biche rôti à la française, spaetzles grillés, effeuillé de choux de Bruxelles

    Desserts

    • Plateau de fromages affinés
    • Biscuit pâte d’amandes, mousseux au chocolat blond Dulcey
    • Fine feuille de chocolat noir, glacé de marrons
    • Coings et pamplemousses confits au miel, biscuit pistache et crème de citrons

    10 mi
    (16 km)

  • 4

    Ladoix Serrigny to Beaune day 4

    Summary

    Begin with an easy walk to the little town of Savigny before gently descending into Beaune. Visit the Hospices de Beaune whose multicoloured roofs house a fascinating museum. Stay at the prestigious Hôtel Le Cep, which has been welcoming travellers for centuries.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior
    • Restaurant
    • Lounge
    • Dining room
    • Courtyard

    Le CepBeaune

    Situated right at the heart of the historic centre of Beaune, the beautiful 4-star Le Cep Hotel combines 16th century charm with 21st century comfort and facilities. The Hotel Le Cep was created from the union of homes built between the 14th and the 18th centuries. A tower housing one of the city’s most beautiful stone staircases rises from a lovely internal courtyard. From the tower, there is an exceptional panoramic view of the city. The courtyard also features an ancient Artesian Well and Renaissance stone medallions sculpted into the rock.

    The Bernard family took over the establishment in 1986 and they have subsequently transformed, enlarged and adapted the hotel by incorporating several private mansions whilst preserving its exceptional heritage. It is reputed that King Louis 14th once stayed there. The corridors and lounges are lavishly furnished with beautiful antiques, the Reading room has an open log fire, and Salon Louisane has a piano.

    The hotel has 61 air-conditioned rooms, including 21 suites, which are all individually decorated with antiques in traditional French style and are named after famous Burgundy Grand Cru wines. 

    Facilities

    • Sumptuous breakfast buffet in atmospheric breakfast room
    • Luxurious bathrooms
    • Two interior courtyards which are classified as historical monuments
    • En suite rooms with a balcony
    • Cable/satellite TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Mini-bar

    Board

    Cuisine

    The Hotel Le Cep houses one of Beaune’s finest restaurants, L'Oiseau des Vignes, where you will be served the finest French gastronomic cuisine. The imaginative cuisine is matched by great Burgundy wine. In the summer, breakfast, lunch and candlelit dinners can be enjoyed in one of the interior courtyards, surrounded by flowers and statues. For the rest of the year, breakfast, both continental and English, is taken in the beautiful vaulted breakfast room which is a former wine cellar.

    7 mi
    (10 km)

  • 5

    Beaune to Puligny Montrachet day 5

    Summary

    Journey back into the gentle hills and undulating tracks set amongst vineyards. Settle into the Hôtel Le Montrachet, which offers gourmet menus and an excellent wine cave.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior
    • Bedroom
    • Outside dining

    Hotel Le MontrachetPuligny Montrachet

    Its name alone evokes the great wines of Burgundy. This underlines the extent to which this hotel has been inspired by epicurean tendencies! Built in 1842, this former country inn surrounded by stables showcases the very best of the local produce. Rustic charm and an excellent eating experience guaranteed. Harmonious marriage of classical wooden furniture and more modern equipment in the bathrooms, this hotel provides well-being in a simple manner.

    Facilities

    • Excellent restaurant
    • Very good wine cellar
    • Quiet, comfortable rooms
    • All bedrooms with en suite facilities

    Board

    Cuisine

    Example menu

    Entrees

    Pâté en croûte de gibier et foie gras salade de mâche
    Fin velouté de courge butternut flétan fumé

    Plats

    Maigre de ligne endives de pleine terre aux agrumes et condiment noix
    Filet et quenelle de sandre, topinambour sauce Nantua
    Suprême de pintade fermière rôti - légumes d'automne
    Joue de boeuf à la bourguignonne purée de pomme de terre

    Desserts

    Fromages frais et fromages affinés de nos régions
    Poire rôtie et mousse au caramel d'Isigny
    Sphère chocolat-café
    Crème légère au Whisky de Bourgogne

    12 mi
    (19 km)

  • 6

    Puligny Montrachet to Chagny day 6

    Summary

    Take the pathways through the vineyards to Remigny, from where you follow a peaceful towpath along the Canal du Centre to Chagny. Lameloise, your luxury hotel, awaits where you can enjoy a final taste of Burgundy in the gourmet restaurant which boasts three Michelin stars.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior
    • Dining room
    • Gourmet food

    Hôtel LameloiseChagny

    Enjoy the finest cuisine at this elegant 15th century house, situated in the picturesque square of Chagny. This beautiful hotel has been owned for over a hundred years by the Lameloise family. A place in harmony with its surroundings, the hotel is decorated with elegance and discretion. Everything here contributes to an atmosphere that immediately puts you at ease with soft lighting and printed fabrics chosen for every space and every room. Burgundy stone combined with wood and wrought iron is a testament to the history of the building. Sixteen air-conditioned rooms are designed for guest comfort in a refined and neat setting.

    Facilities

    • TV
    • Comfortable rooms
    • Air-conditioned rooms
    • Mini-bar
    • Parking
    • Dogs allowed

    Board

    Cuisine

    The restaurant offers very special culinary delights such as roast pigeon with truffles, and Jacques Lameloise enjoys the highest Michelin rating. The hotel has an exceptional cellar of the best vintage Burgundy wines.

    Sample menu

    Entrees

    • Saint-Jacques & cazette du Morvan
    • Noix de Saint-Jacques poêlées & saupoudrées de cazette
    • Velouté de chou-fleur caramélisé, semoule d'inflorescence

    Plats

    • Sole & oursin
    • Filet de sole laqué de ses sucs, artichaut & crosnes
    • Mousseline d'héliantis, sabayon à l'oursin & moutarde
    • Foie gras & huîtres de Ronce
    • Foie gras poché, huîtres fumées aux sarments de vigne, fines lamelles de pomme reinette
    • poireaux & corne d'abondance, consommé aux parfums des sous-bois
    • Chevreuil (chasse française)
    • Le filet rôti & gratiné au pain d'épices, rillette d'épaule confite & polenta torréfiée
    • Légumes d'automne, jus réduit à l'épine vinette

    Desserts

    • Fromages frais & affinés
    • Plaisir sucré
    • Dessert selon votre gourmandise

    8 mi
    (13 km)

Route & Location

Customise Your Holiday

  • Add guided vineyard tours and wine tastings

    Optional wine tours and tastings:

    • Beaune - Vins de Tonnelliers  with English speaking guide (5 minutes from hotel)
    • Château Chassagnes Montrachet  with visit of prestigious caves, introduction and tastings of 5 wines with commentary in English 
    • Domaine Sensard at Ladoix with visit of caves, 5 Grand Crus, explanations in English and amuse Bouches

Customer Reviews

100% rating based on 1 review

Recent reviews

  • Service rating : Overall good. Could have been left sitting waiting for a taxi , and missing connections,when departing from the last hotel in Chagny if we had not called Belle France to check that they were delivering on an undertaking given by email (which had in fact been overlooked).
    Product : Again overall good. It would however be worthwhile someone from Belle France walking the route again and updating the booklet as way markings have changed as have café closures in some villages.

    4 out of 5

    Belle France Response: We are so sorry that you had to call us to make sure this return station transfer was in place, but we are glad that we had this in place the night before your departure so that your journey was not delayed at all. We note your comments on the route notes and will indeed be checking the route before the new season starts. We are glad however that you found the holiday and service good overall and hope that we may book again for you next year.

    Lorna

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  • From£1825per person

  • Outward Depart St Pancras International station, change stations in Paris, arrive Dijon station late afternoon. Hotel is 5 mins walk from the station.

    Return Hotel is 5 mins walk from Chagny station, change trains in Dijon and stations in Paris, arrive St Pancras International station late afternoon.

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