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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 Market in Dijon

Les Halles

Northwest of Palais des Ducs is Dijon's fabulous 19th-century covered market, Les Halles. Enshrined as a national monument in 1975 (when it narrowly escaped the wrecking ball), its dozens of stalls buzz with activit…
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…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Dijon

L'Age de Raisin

Stone walls, red-and-white-checked tablecloths and gracious service set the mood at this cosiest of Dijon wine bars. With late hours and a wealth of local vintages hand-selected by affable owners Jeff and Nadine, it…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Côte de Beaune

Auprès du Clocher

Celebrated chef Jean-Christophe Moutet rustles up unforgettable gastronomic delights at Auprès du Clocher, in the heart of Pommard. The ingredients are Burgundian, but imagination renders them into something new and…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Dijon

La Maison des Cariatides

This renovated 17th-century mansion with exposed beams, stone walls and refined modern decor makes a delightful spot to savour top-of-the-line French and regional cuisine, complemented by an extensive selection of B…
Top Choice Modern French in Côte de Nuits

Le Millésime

This renowned venture is located in an exquisitely renovated maison de village in the picturesque heart of tiny Chambolle-Musigny. The chef combines fresh local ingredients and exotic flavours in his excellent creat…