Côte de Beaune is one of the best Burgundy vineyards. Beaune, a historic and gastronomy town, is the heart of Côte de Beaune. The Paris to Beaune Burgundy wine tour by coach let you discover this pretty country and taste their wines. Discover more Burgundy wine tours from Paris and Paris wine tours to France best vineyards. Burgundy information.
Burgundy is a famous wine country south of Paris (see Burgundy on France wine map). Burgundy competes with Bordeaux as France most prestigious vineyard.
Burgundy wine country is famous for growing perfect Pinot Noir red wines and Chardonnay white wines.
Most Burgundy vineyards, in what are called Côte de Nuit and Côte de Beaune, are located near the city of Beaune, 277 km from Paris. Check Burgundy wine map.
Spend one or two days in Beaune, a beautiful old town, and discover the best vineyards in the world.
The main sights in Beaune are:
* the 15th century Hôtel-Dieu of Hospices de Beaune,
* the Marche aux vins, a wine cave for top Burgundy tasting,
* Patriarche, the largest Burgundy wine cave with tasting,
* Joseph Drouhin, the oldest Burgundy wine caves with tasting (booking in advance is required).
Around Beaune, the Pinot noir dominates in Pommard and Volnay. Chardonnay gives all its qualities to offer mythic appellations such as the Grands crus Batard-Montrachet, Montrachet, and Chevalier-Montrachet.
So far, there were no one day wine trip by coach from Paris to Burgundy. There is now one great tour. Discover the Burgundy region in a small group on a one day coach tour from Paris. Visit the Bouchard Ainé & Fils domain (or similar) with all the details of the wine-making process and have a gourmet lunch in Beaune in a 1 star Michelin high-end restaurant "Loiseau des Vignes" (or similar). Explore the Château de Pommard, a famous vineyard. Learn about the history of the largest wine estate in Burgundy and have the chance to stroll through the 20 hectares of vines. Pommard is famous for its pinot noir grapes which were first planted by Benedictine monks in 900 AD.
It is really worth staying overnight in the beautiful city of Beaune. That is easy with a Beaune short break. Start with a scenic drive through Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, visit with a guide the Hospices de Beaune. Enjoy a wine tasting lunch. Tour the Grands crus Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet. Finish the day with a cellar tour and a wine tasting in a local domain. Stay overnight in Beaune near the Hospices de Beaune, in the city's historical neighborhood.
The Côte de Beaune is a key wine-producing district of Burgundy. It is named after the historic town of Beaune, the epicenter of wine production and commerce locally, a city therefore living from wine since a long time.
A narrow strip of land less than 5km wide, running for 25 km in a north-easterly direction, the Côte de Beaune's main vineyard is almost the same size as its northern counterpart, the famous Côte de Nuits. Together these two make up the most prestigious Burgundy vineyard and grow nearly all the most expensive red and white burgundy wines.
The Côte de Beaune is famous for its production of the world's most expensive white wines. Many of them bear a variation of the name Montrachet. The Côte de Beaune is also growing a handful of Burgundy's top red wines. Those from the premier cru vineyards of Pommard and the grand cru Corton are specially famous. As is the case for most of Burgundy wines, white wines are made from Chardonnay, the reds from Pinot Noir.