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Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin & Cité Climates and Wines of Bourgogne

Dijon – Chablis - Beaune – Macon, their heritage and wines!

We start in the city of Dijon, the gateway to Burgundy wines and classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2015. A delicious city of old and new and rich cultural history full of beautiful, half-timbered houses and little squares where the locals relax in charming cafés. It has exceptional assets: the countless monuments in its entirely preserved, largely pedestrian city center, are a reminder that it was, under the Dukes of Burgundy.

Dijon’s tiny, tangled streets are so picturesque that you won’t want to miss a thing. You will learn to follow the Owl. This one-hour trail will take you past all of the top sites in the district, and you will just need to follow the owls seen on brass plaques on the sidewalks and streets. Dijon’s Les Halles is full of abundant stalls in one of the largest covered iron structure markets designed by the famous Gustave Eiffel in France and is the hub of local life. Specialties like Parsley Ham, snails, Burgundy coq au vin, and beef Bourgogne with a great selection of small producers Burgundy wines. A morning here is a must.

Another objective is the new Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin. Here you can learn and celebrate the gastronomy of France. It’s a foodie’s paradise. Locals and visitors love to explore the gastronomic village, pick up some groceries in the specialty food shops, and have a meal at one of the many restaurants. This where we will gather to cultivate our cooking skills at Ferrandi Paris, make our own mustard and more. Hone our skills at École des vins de Bourgogne to learn about the “climats,” which are unique to Burgundy, and understand the Burgundy wines’ classification, areas, viticulture, and more. The second part will be a Burgundy wines masterclass at ‘La Chapelle des climats et des Terroirs’ touring all of Burgundy via the glass. How to taste the Burgundy wines as a professional and the best pairings, which will be completed with a selection of local cheeses and charcuterie.

Onward to Cité des Climats et des Vins de Bourgogne, three cultural and tourist sites designed in network to discover the wine heritage of Burgundy, from north to south Chablis, Beaune to Mâcon. We will immersive ourselves in all.


  • Travel the oldest wine route in France. Our itinerary crosses 37 legendary villages and four cities, Dijon, Chablis, Macon and Beaune, of an immense patrimonial richness. A prestigious crossing of the vineyard to discover the wines of Burgundy and the Grands Crus.

  • Mustard is obviously a staple of Dijon cuisine. Its manufacture in Dijon dates back to the 12th century! A pot of moutarde de Dijon is always a much-appreciated souvenir from the city.

  • Travel north to Chablis on the Soane River, Cité in Chablis, here the Cistercian monks of old would be proud to know that their historic Petit Pontigny cellar remains entirely dedicated to promoting the vineyards and wines of Bourgogne. A real multi-sensory dive into the world of wine areas, to discover all the riches of the Chablisien, Auxerrois, Tonnerrois, Jovinien, Vézelien, and Châtillonnais vineyards.

  • Embark on a journey aboard a 1970 vintage car through the world-famous vineyards of Côte de Nuits. Tastings at Chateau de Pommard, Bouchard Aine & Fils and of course, LaMaison Vougeot. With a visit to Le Cassissium filled with the Vedrenne products.

  • Visit of the Château de Meursault recently renovated including new facilities.

  • In the heart of the village of Puligny-Montrachet, be cuddled at Como’s new Le Montrachet Hotel.

  • Stroll through Abbaye de Fontenay one of the oldest Cistercian monasteries in Europe. The Romanesque architecture gives a remarkable consistency to all of the twelfth century buildings remained intact after crossing over eight centuries of history.

  • For something more special, Lunch in the beautiful village, Flavigny sur Ozerain where the movie “Chocolat” was filmed.

  • Beaune, the Wine Capital of Burgundy! Discover the city, UNESCO World Heritage site by strolling through its timeless lanes and architectural gems; visit its monuments: Notre-Dame Basilica, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the famous Hotel-Dieu. Dinner and overnight at the Relais Bernard Loiseau in Saulieu. Relais et Châteaux 5*, restaurant La Côte d’Or 2* Michelin guide 2023.

  • Become lord of the manor at a gastronomic dinner Château d’Igé a George Blanc property.

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