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Dijon: La Cave du Palais Burgundy Wine Tasting Experience

1. Dijon: La Cave du Palais Burgundy Wine Tasting Experience

Experience the rich wine culture of the Burgundy region, which offers a wide and fascinating variety of wines, each one representative of its specific location. Visit La Cave du Palais, a unique vaulted cellar where you'll be able to enjoy a guided tasting of some of the area's most iconic wines. Take an informative trip through the climates and the years in which each wine was produced, and understand why this is relevant to each bottle's taste and qualities. Step into this special location in the heart of Dijon and take part in an interactive cultural journey. Get to know Burgundy wine culture like a local as you seize the opportunity to taste 6 different wines from regional to Grand Cru appellations, the highest wine qualification.

Dijon: City Tour with a French-speaking Guide

2. Dijon: City Tour with a French-speaking Guide

See all the highlights of Dijon in 1 hour and 45 minutes on a walking tour with a French-speaking guide. Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of the historic center, such as the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy and the magnificent façade of the Church of Notre-Dame. Stroll down the medieval streets to discover the amazing residences of the aristocracy and get an appreciation of the elegant architecture in the city center. Learn more about the days of the House of Burgundy, from Robert II of France to its confiscation by Louis XI.

From Beaune: Burgundy Day Trip with 12 Wine Tastings

3. From Beaune: Burgundy Day Trip with 12 Wine Tastings

You’ll be picked up at 9:30 AM at the Beaune tourist office and travel in an air conditioned minivan (maximum of 8 passengers) on this full-day wine tour. The tour begins with a winery visit near Beaune, where you’ll find a wide range of different wines, including Village, Premier cru and Grand cru. You'll be introduced to different appellations such as Saint-Aubin, Meursault, Les Charmes and Corton-Charlemagne. After the winery visit, your guide will recommend a local restaurant for lunch with local food (on your own expenses). After lunch, you'll head out along the scenic Route des Grands Crus and stop at the famous Romanée-Conti, which produces the most expensive wine in the world. You'll also have a stop at Chateau of Clos de Vougeot. Founded in 1098 by monks, the vineyard of Clos de Vougeot covers 50 hectares. The castle houses the brotherhood of the Knights of the Tastevin. Its wines are some of the most famous in Burgundy, including Le Clos Vougeot Grand Cru. At Nuits Saint Georges you'll have the opportunity to visit a wine cellar and share some time with the winemaker around a tasting of his best Pinot Noir wines. To finish, enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine shop in the charming viallge of Chambolle-Misigny. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back to Beaune and dropped off at the tourist office at 5.45PM.

Dijon: A Self-Guided Audio Tour through the City

4. Dijon: A Self-Guided Audio Tour through the City

When people hear the word Dijon, they automatically think of mustard, but the city has so much more to offer than that! The capital of Burgundy was also home to the Great Dukes of the West in the Middle Ages, and modern Dijon is brimming with art, history, gastronomy and beauty. On this walking tour, you’ll become acquainted with the city’s history through the architecture and anecdotes that shaped it. Just over 200 acres of the historical city centre has UNESCO World Heritage status, with myriad churches, palaces, townhouses and monuments ranging from antiquity to the 1900s. I’ll show you these historic spaces and help you understand Dijon’s role in French history. Along the way, you’ll be introduced to local fare, regional wine, and several intriguing stories about dukes and other former residents. Highlights on this tour include: • Finding out why the owl became the city’s emblem • Getting insights into the lives of the Dukes of Burgundy • Seeing one of the most beautiful staircases in France • Discovering a mysterious stone-carved Salamander on a church wall • Understanding why Dijon mustard is so famous • Taking in the hidden courtyards of ancient houses Let’s embark on a journey that will open up a whole aspect of French culture you never knew existed. Please allow an hour to get the most out of this tour.

Dijon: Cheese and Wine Pairing Session

5. Dijon: Cheese and Wine Pairing Session

Discover more about the world of French cheese and wine in the center of Dijon. Meet in a cellar in the center of the town, located in a coworking space. Come and taste local cheeses and try different pairings with local wines. Learn why some cheeses pair well with wines and discover local cheeses. Join a local specialist and learn more about the traditions and history of wine in the region and the wide world of cheeses. You have children ? Please let me know and we can plan something :)

Veuve Ambal 1.5-Hour Cellar Tour with Tasting

6. Veuve Ambal 1.5-Hour Cellar Tour with Tasting

Travel to the Maison Veuve Ambal, a family-owned winery located in Montagny-lès-Beaune , on a 1.5-hour winery tour and tasting. The maison was established in the heart of Burgundy more than a century ago and has been making quality wines since 1898. Upon arrival you will be taken on a guided walk through the aging cellars and workshops. See the robots and automatons that make the sparkling wine and learn more about the process. Then continue to the Veuve Ambal shop, where you will have a guided tasting of 3 Crémant de Bourgogne drinks. Afterward, spend time browsing the shop and discussing your new wine knowledge. Visits start at: 10:30 AM, 02:30 PM, 03:30 PM, 04:30 PM

Dijon: Half-Day Guided Gourmet Bike Tour

7. Dijon: Half-Day Guided Gourmet Bike Tour

Come along the bike path through one of the most famous vineyards in France, pedaling between gorgeous landscapes and age-old history. Pedal along through the quaint vineyard towns of Marsannay-la-Côte, Fixin, Brochon, and Gevrey-Chambertin. Taste why these villages are responsible for giving the area of Burgundy its great reputation as a wine producer.  Try white wine and black currant wine, as well as Burgundy meat, cheese, and bread. An easy course, the tour is suitable for all levels of skill and fitness. Punctuated with breaks to take in the scenery, talk about the vineyard, and savor local specialities, gear up for a relaxing 3-hour foray into nature and French cuisine.

From Beaune: Full-Day Bicycle and Wine Tour in Burgundy

8. From Beaune: Full-Day Bicycle and Wine Tour in Burgundy

Enjoy a full-day cycling tour into the vineyards of Côte de Beaune. Stop for a delicious lunch at a restaurant in a stunning setting. Delight your senses with a winetasting experience and uncover the secrets of the winemaking process. Meet your guide and get set up with your bike and helmet. Listen to a short briefing about how to use the bicycles, before embarking on your adventure through the heart of the Burgundy wine region. Peddle through the hills of the Côte de Beaune passing vineyards, villages, and fields. Cruise by a charming 13th century medieval castle which was home to a Count and Countess of Burgundy. Take in the sights, smells, and sounds before sitting down to a full lunch at a small restaurant nestled amongst the Beaune hills. After lunch you ride downhill to the Grand Cru of Puligny-Montrachet. Savor local flavors with a wine tasting session at the vineyard and learn about the different vines in Burgundy. Here you will understand more about the plant, the soil, and why Burgundy wine is one of the best. Visit the winery estate and stone cellar and get the chance to buy some bottles directly from the seller. Enjoy the convenience of having the bottles that you buy delivered directly to your hotel or home. Return to the meeting point in Beaune through an easy, downhill route.

Dijon : City Walking Tour with Audio Guide (Office Tourisme)

9. Dijon : City Walking Tour with Audio Guide (Office Tourisme)

Equipped with an audio guide and a map of the town, explore Dijon and visit 18 popular sites around the city. Enjoy the tour at your own pace and discover the fascinating history and facts hidden behind every corner with your audio guide. Start your walking adventure at the tourist office and make your way to Dijon's Notre Dame church, one of the most impressive historical landmarks in the city. See the famous Dijon Owl and learn the story behind it from your audio guide. Continue to Saint-Benigne Cathedral, the "Porte Guillaume" or the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy. Marvel at the colorful roof and gothic architecture of this listed national monument.

Dijon: Bike tour and Tastings in the Vineyards of Burgundy

10. Dijon: Bike tour and Tastings in the Vineyards of Burgundy

After meeting with your guide, you will begin your ride along the bike paths of one of the most prestigious vineyards in France, between old stones and deep heritage. Your guided tour will cross many of the charming towns and villages which create the reputation of the great wines of Burgundy, such as Marsannay-la-Côte, Fixin, Brochon, and Gevrey-Chambertin. There is no difficulty for this course, with this walk suitable for everyone. It will be punctuated by breaks in which you can enjoy the decor, talk about the vineyard, and taste local specialties such as parsley ham and cheeses. All of this of course accompanied by wine from the region!

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This is the perfect introduction to wine and cheese in Bourgogne! The space was cute and cozy. Émeline had so much knowledge on the local wine, and her cheese pairing went perfectly. She even provided us some local recommendations for the rest of our time in Dijon. It was like having snacks and drinks with a friend.

Very great experience! The host explained for us very well what makes the Burgundy region different from others and most importantly how to taste wine properly. The session was so entertaining that we didn't even notice how fast time passed.

The tasting was incredible! The atmosphere was beautiful! The host was very informative and entertaining! Overall would highly recommend this experience!

Sullivan was a wonderful guide. He taught us so much about wine while also being fun. I would highly recommend this experience.

A great experience. Very informative Highly recommend this guide and walking tour.