This morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Abbaye. We will depart with our local burgundy wine expert to explore the Route des Grand Crus – over 60 kilometers between the Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune, passing through 37 villages with names like Nuits-Saint-Georges, Pommand, etc. – so many delicious sounding names to wine lovers! We will stop in the vineyards of the famous Romanee Conti wine and have an opportunity to sample some of the local high-end wines while enjoying a VIP picnic lunch at a private estate.
After lunch, we will return to the Abbaye de la Bussiere and you have time to relax and enjoy the beautiful grounds and getting ready for our trip to Beaune by motor coach. You will have some free time to explore this fascinating city on your own.
Beaune is the wine capital of Burgundy and is one of the key wine centers in France. The medieval old town center of Beaune features numerous shops, cafes and parks and the famous Hospices de Beaune AKA l’Hotel Dieu.
Beaune is a walled city, with about half of the battlements, ramparts, and the moat, having survived in good condition, and the central “old town” is extensive. Historically Beaune is intimately connected with the Dukes of Burgundy. Some of the “must see” landmarks in Beaune include the old market (les Halles), the 15th-century Hospices, the Beffroi (clock tower), and the church of Notre Dame.
We will meet again in the late afternoon in front of the Hospices and walk to our restaurant for dinner, the famous Restaurant Loiseau des Vignes, opened by Dominque Loiseau in 2007. The Michelin-starred restaurant is a short walk from the Hospices and features over 70 different wines – by the glass – allowing you to try different Burgundian specialties. Following dinner, our motor coach will return us to the Abbaye for another good night’s rest.
Overnight at Abbaye de la Bussiere