Hotel Beaune Au Grand Saint Jean

Tourism

Walking from the hotel go and visit Beaune

Historical town, ancient residence of the Dukes of Burgungy, today, business center, crossroad of motorways, capital of the famous Burgundian wines.

  • The Hospices with its Hotel-Dieu museum (famous wine auction on the 3rd Sunday of November)
  • The Dukes palace with its wine museum
  • One of the famous wine-cellars (wine tasting)
  • The mustard factory
  • The basilica Notre-Dame with its tapestries of the Virgin
  • The fine Arts museum
  • Marey museum (cinema)
  • Nice walk around the walls (remparts) of Beaune

You also can take the VISIOTRAIN 2000 for a commented visit through the town and the vineyards.

Those who like biking can take the green road, the VELOROUTE from Beaune to Santenay (famous for its wines, its thermal springs and its casino), through the wine-producing villages of Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagene-Montrachet. This green road leads then to Chalon-sur-Saône (Niepce Museum, invento of the photography) along the channel of the centre of France through Chagny and Rully.

In excursion by car in the immediate vicinity

South of Beaune, CIRCUIT DE LA COTE ET DES HAUTES COTES DE BEAUNE, you wil go through the famous wine-producing villages (visit and wine tasting in the castle of Pommard and in the castle of Meursault).
You will pass through Nolay (natural cirque of the Bout du Monde). You will stop to visit the castle of La Rochepot built on a rock and owned by the family Carnot (ancient President of France) then on your way back to Beaune go through Saint Romain (cliffs).

North of Beaune at 3 kms visit the castle of Savigny with its motorbike museum then leave for the COTE AND HAUTES COTE DE NUITS (production of blackcurrant, redcurrent , raspberry) and take the ROUTE DES GRANDS CRUS. In Nuits- Saint- Georges you can visit the Cassissium to discover the blackcurrant, burgundian speciality and the Imaginarium a place dedicated to the sparkling wine, the Crémant de Bourgogne.

In the surroundings you will see the Abbey of Citeaux, birthplace of the holy order of the Cistercians (visit and cheese production). Further North appears the famous castle of Clos Vougeot, ownery of the Chevaliers du Tastevin, (visit – old wine presses). North West the Ouche Valley and the channel of Burgundy (cycling road along the channel).

Gastronomy

Taste the burgundian gastronomy in one of the numerous restaurants around the hotel.

Local Specialities

Escargots de Bourgogne, Jambon Persillé, Boeuf Bourguignon, Coq au Vin, Oeufs en Meurette, meats with a Dijonnaise sauce and dont forget the aperitif Bourguignon the famous KIR (Burgundian Aperitif Blackcurrant liqueur with Aligoté white wine)

Burgundian Specialities

White wines, red wines and rosés wine (Orches – Marsannay) , Crémant de Bourgogne, Cassis, Moutarde, Pain d’Epice, Cassissines, Marc de Bourgogne, Fine de Bourgogne, les Anis de Flavigny.,The famous cheeses from Epoisses, l’Amour de Nuits, le Délice de Pommard, l’Ami du Chambertin, le Citeaux.

From Beaune, numerous excursions are possible

  • Dijon Capital of Burgundy with its museums
  • Vézelay with iots famous basilica
  • Autun with its roman theatre and its cathedral
  • Tournus and its Church St Philibert
  • Roman churches circuit (Brancion- Chapaize)
  • Cluny and its Abbey
  • Paray-le-Monial with its basilica (pilgrimages)
  • Nevers (Ste Bernadette tomb)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (UNESCO World Heritage)
  • Château-Chinon (François Mitterrand museum)