Discovering the vineyards in Burgundy is a treat for your senses. The names of the grands crus follow one after another along the five wine routes in the region. Roam amongst the famous vineyards any way you like: on foot, by bike, by boat, etc
The tourist route of the Grands Crus de Bourgogne, the “Champs-Elysées” of Burgundy
The Côte de Nuits extends from the south of Dijon to Corgoloin and forms the northern section of the Grands Crus route.. It is a prestigious hillside that is home to villages bearing the names of the greatest red wines in the world. Here you will find 24 of the 33 grands crus in Burgundy: Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, Romanée-Conti and many more...
The Côte de Beaune follows on from the Côte de Nuits towards the south, from Ladoix-Serrigny to the hillside of the Maranges. This soil blessed with the Chardonnay grape, is where the greatest dry white wines in the world are produced (Corton-Charlemagne, Montrachet, etc.). After you have left Beaune , the capital of the wines of Burgundy, the countryside becomes gentler as you approach Santenay and the département of Saône-et-Loire.
The tourist route of the Grands Vins de Bourgogne, the route through nature
The route of the Grands Vins runs from Santenay to Saint-Gengoux-le-National, and is the extension of the route of the Grands Crus towards the south: more than one hundred signposted kilometres connecting around forty communes via the vineyards of Maranges, the Couchois and the Côte Chalonnaise . This varied route combines villages with nature, vinyards with wooded countryside, Romanesque churches and castles. You can discover it to your heart’s content by car, but also along the water of the Canal du Centre , or by bike along the green route.
The route of the wines of the Mâconnais-Beaujolais, the southern wine-growing area
This route in the south of Saône-et-Loire is the extension of all the wine routes from Dijon . The eight circuits enable you to break away from the main route and explore the most southerly vineyards in Burgundy in greater depth. The main route itself crosses the Mâcon wine-growing region in a straight line and finishes at Romanèche-Thorins (Saône-et-Loire) on the first hillsides of the Beaujolais region .
The tourist route of the vineyards of the Yonne alongside the rivers
In the département of the Yonne, the vineyards have developed alongside the rivers: the Jovinien and the Auxerroisin the Yonne valley, the Chablisien in the Serein valley, the Tonnerrois in the Armançon valley, and the Vézelien in the Cure valley. The wines of the Yonne are undergoing a renaissance and deserve to be discovered in all their diversity just as much as the highly famous Chablis .
Along the Loire around the Nièvre
The vineyards of the Nièvre, which extend along the right bank of the Loire, belong not to Burgundy but to the Centre-Loire, and have long suffered from a certain lack of recognition. Now an entirely separate wine route enables you to discover all their charms, from the hillsides of Pouilly-sur-Loire , where the famous Pouilly-Fumé is produced, to the Coteaux du Giennois overlooking Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire . This route also takes in Sancerre on the other side of the river in the Cher.