Burgundy Prestige à Pied Burgundy
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.
- Easy walk on quiet lanes with stunning views
- Prestigious hotels and converted châteaux
- Dijon with its Romanesque cathedral
- Luxury hotels with gourmet meals
- Amazing wine list choices
- 3 Michelin-starred restaurants
You can choose to begin this holiday on Saturday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
Itinerary & Hotels
Arrival Dijon day 1
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.
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.
- Central location for exploring the historic heart of Dijon
- Gastronomic restaurant
- Warm and friendly staff
- 13th century wine cellar
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.
Dijon to Nuits St Georges day 2
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’.
Nuits 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.
- 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
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.
Nuits St Georges to Ladoix Serrigny day 3
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.
L’Ermitage de Corton
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.
- 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
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
Ladoix Serrigny to Beaune day 4
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.
Situated right at the heart of the historic centre of Beaune, the beautiful 5-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.
- 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
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.
Beaune to Puligny Montrachet day 5
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 Le 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.
- Excellent restaurant
- Very good wine cellar
- Quiet, comfortable rooms
- All bedrooms with en suite facilities
Pâté en croûte de gibier et foie gras salade de mâche
Fin velouté de courge butternut flétan fumé
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
Fromages frais et fromages affinés de nos régions
Poire rôtie et mousse au caramel d'Isigny
Crème légère au Whisky de Bourgogne
Puligny Montrachet to Chagny day 6
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.
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.
- Comfortable rooms
- Air-conditioned rooms
- Dogs allowed
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.
- Saint-Jacques & cazette du Morvan
- Noix de Saint-Jacques poêlées & saupoudrées de cazette
- Velouté de chou-fleur caramélisé, semoule d'inflorescence
- 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
- Fromages frais & affinés
- Plaisir sucré
- Dessert selon votre gourmandise
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
4.3 out of 5 rating based on 3 reviews
Belle France: thank you for your comments, we are indeed considering adding GPS tracking as an extra to the marked maps and comprehensive route notes for future holidays, and it is actually available on request on a few of our tours already. We appreciate that this is fast becoming a preferred method of map reading for many clients.
10th June 2019
Belle France: We are aware that this hotel is not at the same standard as the others on this prestige tour, I do try to explain to most clients that due to the nature of remoteness on some of this route, we are limited on hotel choice, and sometimes and especially on this occasion a hotel is chosen primary for location and/or for the excellent restaurant. I thought I had informed you of this at the time of booking and I sincerely apologise if this had not been the case.
10th June 2019
Belle France: Thank you for comments and I am surprised to read that La Gentilhommière did not have air conditioning; I have checked with the hotel and they have informed me that all the rooms have air conditioning, I wonder if for some reason it was not switched on or maybe not working during your stay and I apologise if this was indeed the case and hopefully in the spring season you were comfortable with the room temperature.
22nd June 2018
Belle France: 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.
9th October 2015