A modern day history lesson
Be chauffeur driven through the beautiful Burgundian countryside, past the famous vineyards of the Cote d'Or to the Chateau of Clos de Vougeot. Historical home to the wines of Burgundy since the monks established it in the 12C, this Renaissance chateau was restored in the 19C. See the giant wine presses used by the monks and marvel at the remarkable engineering prowess of the middle ages.
Step back in time with a tour of a 12C fortress, remodelled in the Gothic style in the 15C. This furnished chateau is surrounded by well preserved 14th to 17th century houses.
Then imagine the lives of the poor as we take a private guided tour of the Hotel Dieu in Beaune. This 15C charity hospital for the poor, was established by a Chancellor to the Duke of Burgundy who was trying to redeem his soul It is supported to this day by the wine produced by the vineyards of it's wealthy benefactors.
Pick up from your accommodation at 9. 30am.
Visit 2 chateaux before a leisurely lunch, then visit the Hospices de Beaune after lunch returning to your hotel or train station at approximately 5. 00pm.
Please note, I reserve the right to change the actual chateaux visited according to day or the week or time of year - we have random opening times in France!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Collection from your hotel or accommodation within a 10km radius of Beaune.
End location: Tour will finish back at your hotel/accommodation within 10km radius of Beaune.
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
Transport is provided in a modern air-conditioned people carrier with 7 seats. Comfortable and spacious with excellent viewing capability.
Registered with ATOUT France Immatriculation Number EVTCO71110003
I can accommodate groups between 2 and 8 people, please contact me for a custom link so I can price your tour accordingly.
Pick up and drop of at your accommodation
Transport in a modern air conditioned minivan
Lunch reservation at a restaurant en route
Estimated Local Cash Needed
22 Euros - Lunch cost is extra and depends on option chosen, it can vary between 22€ and 122€, it is entirely your decision. I will make the reservation according to your preference once you have booked the tour.
Lunch - Choose from Michelin starred restaurants, a local farm lunch, traditional local fare or a wine tasting lunch with 8 or 9 different wines to taste.
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Great first visit to the region. I had not pre-planned places that I wanted to see which I think was best - there was so much there that I would have been disappointed had I missed something! Tracy was a great guide and modified our outing based on my interests - which was greatly appreciated. We traveled around the Beaune area in a very comfortable vehicle and ended the visit in the town center of Beaune.