For the first time, there is a one day coach tour from Paris to Beaune and Côte de Beaune in Burgundy. That is great news for all the lovers of Burgundy wine who don’t have more time to visit Burgundy. Most burgundy wine tours from Paris so far required to travel by train or stay overnight in Beaune.
The tour in Beaune starts with an initiatory journey in the Hôtel du Conseiller du Roy and its cellars, a tailor-made program for the sensual epicurean: the Course of 5 Senses of the Maison Bouchard Ainé & Fils. Hearing, smelling, touching, seeing and tasting, all your senses will be put to use during this original workshop. The goal? Put words on sensations and understand the specificities of the Burgundy terroir. This particularly fun and interactive introduction ends with a tasting of the wines of the house. While you’re there, you can take the opportunity to visit the wineries of this family, which has been perpetuating the tradition of excellence in the elaboration of its great wines since 1750.
It continues with lunch at Loiseau des Vignes (or equivalent). The Restaurant Loiseau des Vignes was opened by 3 star cook Dominique Loiseau in 2007, in the historic centre of Beaune, 250 metres from the Hospices, Loiseau des Vignes was the first restaurant in Europe to offer an entire wine list by the glass, with close to 70 different wines, most of which cannot be found nowadays, thanks to the splendid wine cellar. There is the opportunity to sample Burgundy specialities, as well as dishes created by chef Mourad Haddouche.
After lunch, visit the Chateau Pommard. The former vineyard of Clos Marey-Monge is located just 3 km south of Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. With its 20 hectares, the Château de Pommard is the biggest single estate of Burgundy. It is a place where great architecture and passionate winemaking converge in the vineyards. Château de Pommard produces 80,000 bottles of Pinot Noir Grand Vin from Château de Pommard and 20,000 bottles from Clos du Château, a complex blend of the various parcels of the Clos. The Château also makes a second blend to create a Pommard Village appellation wine. More tour information and boooking.