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Welcome to Beaune

Beaune, the storied epicenter of Burgundy's wine country, is set amid vine-clad slopes and winding country lanes. Here, Old Town charms with its cobbled streets, city walls, and medieval ramparts, which afford views over the buzzing Centre-ville below. The colorfully tiled Hôtel-Dieu is the city's crown jewel, but wine tours remain one of the top things to do in Beaune—enjoy being whisked around boutique wineries and Grand Cru vineyards of the Côte d'Or, or cycle between the vines and villages, stopping to sip fruity reds and crisp whites along the way.

Top 3 attractions in Beaune

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Hospices de Beaune

Hospices de Beaune

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Hospices de Beaune (aka the Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune is one of Burgundy’s most storied buildings. Founded as a charitable hospital in 1443, the landmark is known for its turrets, colorful roof tiles, and pretty courtyards—as well as the annual wine auction it hosts. The on-site museum also draws art lovers.More
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Fallot Mustard Mill (La Moutarderie Fallot)

Fallot Mustard Mill (La Moutarderie Fallot)

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TheFallot Mustard Mill (La Moutarderie Fallot) is the first museum in France to be entirely dedicated to mustard, the renowned condiment that has become the pride and joy of the Burgundy region. Inside the museum, visitors will find a selection of modern and ancient tools that were used to create mustard and its derivative products, revealing many surprising trade secrets along the way. The multi-sensorial and interactive exhibits explain everything from the manufacturing process to the tasting criteria; visitors are even encouraged to test their own knowledge of mustard through different experiences. The museum offers two different guided visits: the first one, called Découvertes, is more traditional and features a mixture of commentary and videos in the museum. The second one, called Sensational Experiences, takes visitors inside the actual production facilities in order to get a better understanding of the process and the challenges the industry faces today. The real highlight, however, is the “mustard bar” inside the Espace Faillot gift shop, where visitors are encouraged to taste as many mustards as they like.Moutarderie Fallot has been in operation since 1840 and is now the only remaining artisanal mustard producer in Burgundy.More
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Domaine Debray

Domaine Debray

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This family-owned yet sprawling estate winery, whose cellars are located in the city of Beaune, are geared towards quality and not necessarily quantity. What makes this winery special is its owner’s background; Yvonnick Debray spent 20 years of his life selling Burgundy wines on the French market, and therefore acquired a wealth of information about wine production and the art of being a wine-maker. Domaine Debray produces several wines, reds and whites, belonging to a variety of appellations including classics like Bourgogne Aligoté and Hautes Côtes de Beaune, as well as one Grand Cru, the Corton Charlemagne. The winery is extremely respectful of the soil and only picks grapes by hand; wines are vinified in French oak barrels directly on the estate.More

Top activities in Beaune

Full-day Private Burgundy Wine Route Tour from Beaune
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Private Tour: Wines of Burgundy Day Tour from Beaune
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Full Day Private Tour with Tasting of 10 Grands Crus - The Best of Burgundy
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Private guided tour - Beaune 2h

Private guided tour - Beaune 2h

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Visit and Wine Tasting with Oenologist
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