Attractions

Top Choice Abbey in Pays d’Auxois

Abbaye de Fontenay

Founded in 1118 and enshrined as a Unesco World Heritage site, Fontenay Abbey offers a fascinating glimpse of the austere, serene surroundings in which Cistercian monks lived lives of contemplation and manual labour…
Top Choice Museum in Dijon

Musée des Beaux-Arts

Nearing the end of a nine-year renovation, these sprawling galleries in Dijon's monumental Palais des Ducs are works of art in themselves and constitute one of France's most outstanding museums. The star attraction …
Top Choice Museum in Châtillon-sur-Seine

Musée du Pays Châtillonnais Trésor de Vix

Châtillon’s main claim to fame is the Trésor de Vix (Vix Treasure), a collection of Celtic, Etruscan and Greek objects from the 6th century BC on display at the Musée du Pays Châtillonnais. The outstanding collectio…
Top Choice Historic Building in Beaune

Hôtel-Dieu des Hospices de Beaune

Built in 1443, this magnificent Gothic hospital (until 1971) is famously topped by stunning turrets and pitched rooftops covered in multicoloured tiles. Interior highlights include the barrel-vaulted Grande Salle (l…
Top Choice Castle in Côte de Beaune

Château de la Rochepot

Conical towers and multicoloured tile roofs rise from thick woods above the ancient village of La Rochepot. This marvellous medieval fortress offers fab views of surrounding countryside, and the interiors are a fasc…
Palace in Dijon

Palais des Ducs et des États de Bourgogne

Once home to Burgundy's powerful dukes, this monumental palace with a neoclassical façade overlooks place de la Libération, old Dijon's magnificent central square dating from 1686. The palace's eastern wing houses t…
Winery in Côte de Beaune

Château de Pommard

For many red-wine lovers, a visit to this superb château 3km south of Beaune is the ultimate Burgundian pilgrimage. The impressive cellars contain many vintage bottles. If the tour has whetted your appetite, you can…
Church in Dijon

Église Notre Dame

A block north of the Palais des Ducs, this church was built between 1220 and 1240. Its extraordinary façade's three tiers are lined with leering gargoyles separated by two rows of pencil-thin columns. Atop the churc…
Museum in Côte de Nuits

Château du Clos de Vougeot

A mandatory stop on your tour of Burgundy's vineyards, this magnificent wine-producing château (estate) provides a wonderful introduction to Burgundy's winemaking techniques. Originally the property of the Abbaye de…
Winery in Côte de Beaune

Château de Meursault

One of the prettiest of the Côte de Beaune châteaux, Château de Meursault has beautiful grounds and produces some of the most prestigious white wines in the world. Guided tours visit the estate's vast labyrinth of u…