Things to Do in Burgundy
Classic car motor racing at Dijon Prenois. Classical music concerts featuring musicians from the New York Met at Chateau Vougeot in June. Market visits and cooking classes. Art exhibitions. A museum containing one of the world's most extensive collections of classic motorcycles and racing cars... These are just some of the things to do while enjoying the food and wines of Burgundy! Contact us for more information and we will be delighted to provide more guidance.
CYCLING AND WALKING IN BURGUNDY
Burgundy is simply wonderful for cycling and walking, whatever your ambitions or abilities might be. Perhaps not the Tour de France seen below passing just behind Les Deux Chèvres in 2017. However, for a simple meander along the Route des Grands Crus, which passes through the wine villages, we provide complimentary cycles for our guests. We can also suggest more challenging routes in the hills behind Les Deux Chèvres.
From June until the end of September, a series of wonderful musical concerts take place in different venues along the Côte. The season starts with the internationally renowned Music et Vin at Chateau Vougeot in the third week in June.
Wine Tours and Wine Tastings
Whether it is a wine tour or a wine tasting, our three winemaker guides, Marina, Camille and Gary, will be delighted to guide you through the complexities of Burgundy wine, and introduce you to some of the best organic producers in Burgundy.
Family Friendly Activities
If the children are happy, then the holiday usually looks after itself. The following are some of the places that you might think of visiting to keep the young ones amused.
Montagny-lès-Beaune: NATURAL BATHING AND AQUATIC RECREATION
Nature site, leisure and water-based activities, lounge restaurant area. A few kilometres from the centre of Beaune in Montagny-les-Beaune, a 100% natural site for water-based recreation. Take the plunge in Beaune on the Beach! Bathe in the naturally filtered water of 4 pools covering 3000 m².
MONTBARD: Aquatic Center Amphitrite
Bathing, children's games, aqua park, swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, and a supervised beach.
ARNAY-SOUS-VITTEAUX: PARC DE L'AUXOIS
Bathing, theme park, aqua park, outdoor swimming pool, and zoo animal park.
Messigny-et-Vantoux: In'Forest Adventure Park
Located a few kilometers of the Golden Fleece is In'forest the adventure park. Come and enjoy the most beautiful forest of old pine trees of the Dijon region.
Marey-lès-Fussey: "House with a thousand truffles & mushrooms"
The house with a thousand truffles and mushrooms is for nature lovers, truffles, mushrooms and gastronomy. Located in the heart of the Hautes Côtes de Nuits, this unique place was built and developed by two enthusiasts.
Composed of an exhibition room retracing the different themes of the Burgundy truffle, a video room and a shop, the timber-framed house overlooks a wooded park of 1.5 ha tracing the seasons of mushrooms.
Half day: 10 am-4pm / Prices: 28 € for adults - 14 € for children
Mâlain: Château de Mâlain
This medieval castle crowns the rocky spur which dominates the village of Mâlain, located just 30 minutes north of Gevrey-Chambertin. For 20 years, volunteers have invested in restoring and preserving this remarkable heritage.
In the heart of Puisaye, in the Yonne, in Burgundy, some fifty workmen take up an extraordinary challenge: to build a castle today using the techniques and materials used in the Middle Ages.
In July and August: from 10 am to 7 pm every day / At 2h30 of Dijon by the A 6 (exit N ° 20, Auxerre South)
Prémeaux-Prissey: Nautical teleski of côte d'or
The TNCO is located halfway between Dijon and Beaune on the road of great wines! Four long-time friends decided to leave the South-West of France to return to their land and open a nautical ski-tow of five pulleys. The campsite, abandoned for many years, is expected to reopen in part in full in 2018. In the meantime, come and ride with family or friends and discover the region!
LE CREUSOT: PARC DES COMBES
Welcome to the Park of Combes located in the Creusot in Burgundy! The Parc Touristique des Combes is set in more than 70 hectares and offers a range of unusual, outdoor activities! Try, for example, the train to steam "The Jalopy of the Crouillotes".
MAGNY-SUR-TILLE: Lake of Arc-sur-Tille
Bathing, canoeing and kayaking, pedalo, beach volley, nautical base, children's games, aqua park, supervised beach, and lake.
Chevigny-Saint-Sauveur: Acro-Mania adventure trail
Acro-Mania is a park located in the forest of Chevigny-Saint-Sauveur. Come and join our High Adventure Course with 10 different levels. For smaller as for larger, there is something for everyone!
Alise-Sainte-Reine: Muséoparc Alésia
Every year since 2007, guided tours, educational workshops, thematic weekends, open-air exhibition are offered. You are invited to explore the ancient monumental center consisting of a sanctuary, a theater and a forum closed by a basilica.
Near the MuséoParc Alésia, Venarey-les Laumes has a nautical stop open to tourists and, during the summer season, a hostess is present to welcome the sailors. Two boats companies are located on the commune.
Vitteaux - Horse races
The hippodrome of Vitteaux, unique in Côte-d'Or, welcomes you in the heart of the Auxois! This hippodrome created by Gilbert Mathieu, former deputy mayor of the city, enjoys an exceptional natural setting on the surrounding hills covered with vast meadows offering a superb panorama.
Talmay: Château de Talmay
Classical chateau of the 18th century, backed by a fortress. French garden created in 1753 in the park with centuries-old charms.
Opening hours of the Château de Talmay: From 1 August to 15 September
Every day except Monday from 1am to 7pm
DIJON: climb THE TOWER of PHILIPPE LE good
From its 46 m high, the Philippe le Bon Tower offers an exceptional panorama of the city of Dijon and its surroundings. The Philippe le Bon Tower, originally named after the terrace, dominates the entire Palace of the Dukes and the States of Burgundy.
Raised between 1450 and 1460 for Philippe le Bon at the same time as the ducal house, it recalls the prestigious medieval past of Dijon under the reign of the great dukes Valois.
*Reservations are mandatory.
Where: Historical Center--Tourist Office of Dijon
Rates: Adults: 3€; Children Under 12: FREE; Children Ages 13-18: 1.50€