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Ophorus Tours - Beaune

Burgundy

Beaune

Bask in the tradition and history of Burgundy wine. Our private or shared Burgundy wine tasting tours will take you to the most famous wine regions such as Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. We organize both half day and full day wine tours from Beaune to visit the vineyards & top wineries of the Burgundy region.

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Learn more about Beaune

Beaune Travel Guide (Burgundy, France) Nestled in the heart of Burgundy, the town of Beaune is a charming and picturesque destination known for its rich history, world-class wines, and exceptional cuisine. From its impressive medieval architecture to its famous vineyards, there is plenty to see and do in this beautiful region of France. Things to Do in Beaune: 1. Visit the Hospices de Beaune - This impressive medieval hospital is one of the town's most famous landmarks and features a stunning Gothic-style architecture. We organize small group private guided walking tours of Beaune only with licensed guides who have the expertise, training, and experience necessary to provide a high-quality ...

Beaune Travel Guide (Burgundy, France)

Nestled in the heart of Burgundy, the town of Beaune is a charming and picturesque destination known for its rich history, world-class wines, and exceptional cuisine. From its impressive medieval architecture to its famous vineyards, there is plenty to see and do in this beautiful region of France.

Things to Do in Beaune:

1. Visit the Hospices de Beaune - This impressive medieval hospital is one of the town's most famous landmarks and features a stunning Gothic-style architecture. We organize small group private guided walking tours of Beaune only with licensed guides who have the expertise, training, and experience necessary to provide a high-quality tour. 

2.Explore the Historic Center - The town center is filled with charming cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and plenty of shops and cafes to explore.

3. Taste the Local Wines - Burgundy is famous for its exceptional wines, and Beaune is the perfect place to sample some of the region's best. Be sure to visit some of the local vineyards and wineries for tastings. From Beaune, we operate a number of Burgundy wine tours that will suit all needs. In small groups or on a private basis, let us show you the most beautiful vineyards of Côte de Beaune & Côte de Nuits, tour cellars and wineries, taste delicious Pinot Noir & Chardonnay wines.

4. Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride - For a unique perspective on the region's vineyards and countryside, take a hot air balloon ride over the stunning landscapes of Burgundy.

Things to Do in Burgundy:

1. Visit the Chateau de Pommard - This historic castle is located just a short distance from Beaune and is a great place to explore the region's rich history and culture. Book a visit to Château de Pommard for you and your party on a private tour from Beaune to Côte de Beaune wine region. 

2. Explore the Cote d'Or Vineyards - Burgundy is famous for its exceptional wines, and the Cote d'Or vineyards are some of the most renowned in the region. Take a tour of the vineyards to learn about the winemaking process and sample some of the region's best wines.

3. Visit the Abbey of Fontenay - This stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the best-preserved Cistercian abbeys in Europe, and is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Burgundy.

4. Try the Local Cuisine - From classic beef bourguignon to snails in garlic butter, Burgundy is known for its exceptional cuisine. Be sure to try some of the local dishes during your visit.

Where to Eat in Beaune:

1. Loiseau des Vignes - This Michelin-starred restaurant is a must-visit for foodies, offering a creative and contemporary take on traditional Burgundian cuisine.

2. Le Benaton - Located in the heart of the old town, this cozy restaurant offers delicious French cuisine with a modern twist.

3. Le Jardin des Remparts - This elegant restaurant is located in a charming 19th-century building and offers a menu of creative and flavorful dishes.

Where to Stay in Beaune:

1. Hotel Le Cep - This historic hotel is located in the heart of town and offers luxurious rooms and excellent amenities, including a spa and a Michelin-starred restaurant.

2. Hostellerie Le Cedre - This charming hotel is located in a 19th-century mansion and offers comfortable rooms and a peaceful garden. We have included this hotel on our 4 Day Private Burgundy Wine Tour travel package that you can book here.

3. Hotel Le Home - This cozy hotel is located just outside of the town center and offers comfortable rooms and a friendly atmosphere.

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FAQ

  • Is Beaune in Burgundy?

    Yes, the charming small town of Beaune is located in the Burgundy wine region of France. The town is famous for the Hospices de Beaune (also known as the Hôtel Dieu), a former 15th century hospital with a colorful, geometric patterned tiled roof. The Hospices is also famous for holding a Grand Cru wine auction every single year for the past 126 years. The historical city center of Beaune, ancient capital of the Dukes of Burgundy, is also home to 12th century and 13th century architecture and to the Basilica Notre Dame. The town is also a great starting point for one of our Burgundy Wine Tours in the wine growing areas of Côte de Beaune or Côte de Nuit that will have you wine taste fabulous red wines and white wines. The Bourgogne wine region is famous for its premier cru and grands crus pinot noir wines.
  • Is Beaune worth visiting?

    Beaune can be considered to be part of the 'Most Charming Towns of France' category. The population is just over 20,000 making it a tranquil destination. The most important monument is the Hospices de Beaune, a 15th century Hospital. What really makes Beaune worth visiting though is that it is the perfect starting point for Wine Tours in the Burgundy region of France. Anecdote: The Chevrolet family lived in Beaune in the late 1880's. Their second son, Louis, partnered with William Durant in 1911 and both founded the Chevrolet Car company.
  • Should I stay in Beaune or Dijon?

    This is a recurring question for those of you that wish to visit the Burgundy region of France. In fact both destinations make for a great starting point for Wine Tours and we offer day trips and wine tours out of both Beaune and Dijon. So the main difference is that Beaune is a small town set more or less in the middle of the Burgundy Wine Region. Dijon is more a small city located at the northern tip of the Burgundy wine region. Since it is larger, you will have more choices when it comes to hotels, restaurants and things to do in town. Your choice will therefore depend on what type of activities or ambiance you are looking for when not on a wine tour.
  • How do you get from Paris to Beaune?

    There are several ways that you can reach the small town of Beaune from Paris. You can take the train from Gare de Lyon station in Paris. This can be done by TGV fast train to Dijon and then you will need to change trains to arrive in Beaune. Shortest possible time is of just over 2 hours. If you are on a budget there are also bus options that leave central Paris and go to Dijon. Timing for this type of transportation service is around 6 hours. At Ophorus, we operate private transfers from Paris to Beaune. For small groups of 2 to 15 persons maximum, we will come and pick you up at your accommodation in Paris and transfer you to your accommodation in Beaune. English speaking drivers, premium cars, minivans or minibus depending on number of guests. www.ophorus.com/product/355/from-paris-to-beaune-private-transfer
  • Is Beaune ideal for Wine Lovers?

    Yes, wine lovers will be seduced by the charming small town of Beaune. Not only will you be staying in one of the most charming small towns of France but you will also have the pleasure of visiting wineries and wine cellars located within the town. Of course, Beaune is also an ideal departure point for all Burgundy wine lovers as both the Côte de Beaune & Côte de Nuits wine regions can easily be accessed. We organize both private & shared small group wine tours to both of these Burgundy wine regions.
  • What is the Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction?

    Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction: A Celebrated Tradition of Fine Wine and Philanthropy The Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction is an esteemed event that combines the world of wine, heritage, and charity. Held annually in the picturesque town of Beaune, France, this historic auction draws wine enthusiasts, collectors, and philanthropists from around the globe. Let's delve into the significance, history, and highlights of the Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction. The History and Heritage of the Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction: The Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction dates back to the 15th century when the Hospices de Beaune, a charitable hospital, began selling donated wines to fund their operations. Over the years, this auction has become an iconic event, showcasing the unique winemaking traditions of Burgundy and supporting charitable causes. Unveiling the Exquisite Wines: The Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction is renowned for its exceptional selection of wines, particularly those from the renowned vineyards of Burgundy. From prestigious reds like Pommard and Volnay to exquisite whites such as Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, the auction presents an unparalleled opportunity to acquire these sought-after bottles directly from the source. The Thrill of the Auction: The auction itself is a captivating spectacle, with enthusiastic bidders vying for the finest lots of wine. Auctioneers skillfully conduct the bidding, creating an atmosphere filled with anticipation and excitement. Participants can experience the thrill of securing rare and exceptional wines while supporting charitable endeavors. Philanthropy at the Heart: A defining aspect of the Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction is its charitable nature. Proceeds from the auction are dedicated to funding healthcare and preserving the architectural heritage of the Hospices de Beaune. Bidders can contribute to these noble causes while indulging their passion for fine wines, making the auction an event of both luxury and benevolence. The Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction is a cherished tradition that showcases the exceptional wines of Burgundy while promoting philanthropy and preserving cultural heritage. This globally recognized event attracts wine enthusiasts and collectors who relish the opportunity to acquire prestigious bottles while supporting charitable causes. Experience the allure of the Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction, where fine wine and philanthropy intertwine in a celebration of heritage and generosity.
  • Where is Beaune, France located?

    Beaune is located in the Burgundy region of France, in the Côte d'Or department, in the eastern part of France between Dijon and Lyon. It is considered to be the Wine Capital of Burgundy.
  • What are the most popular Burgundy wine tours from Beaune?

    The most popular Burgundy wine tours from Beaune are the Côte de Beaune wine tour full day trip from Beaune and the Côte de Nuits wine tour full day trip from Beaune.

Reviews from our Beaune trips

  • travele0948

    25, Oct 2019

    We took a 3 week guided trip with Ophorus to Alsace and Burgundy. I worked with Christophe (owner) to plan out the custom itinerary. We came up with day...
  • travele0948

    01, Jan 1970

    We took a 3 week guided trip with Ophorus to Alsace and Burgundy. I worked with Christophe (owner) to plan out the custom itinerary. We came up with day...
  • travele0948

    25, Oct 2019

    We took a 3 week guided trip with Ophorus to Alsace and Burgundy. I worked with Christophe (owner) to plan out the custom itinerary. We came up with day...
  • Ellen T.

    06, Jun 2022

    We had a wonderful day in Burgundy !! A highlight of our trip. Merci, merci !!
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