Burgundy - from Dijon to Beaune

Burgundy, what an evocative name! Famous for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines, Burgundy houses some of the most celebrated vineyards in the world. Pommard, Meursault, Vosne-Romanée or Nuits Saint Georges are renowned for being among the best wines in the world.

But Burgundy is much more than wine. Cities such as Dijon and Beaune definitely deserve a visit. In Beaune we will make sure that you don't miss the Hospices and have some time for a stroll through the old medieval town.

It is also a beautiful region with stunning countryside landscapes dotted with tiny villages, some of them "Plus Beaux Villages de France". You’ll be far from the madding crowds here and you’ll get to enjoy a real taste of authentic France.

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Duration
16 days
Price
US$ 4090

The Center of France on the Back Roads

Region
in Champagne, Burgundy, Loire Valley & Normandy

Back roads are the best way to discover France at your own pace and get a real feel for the country.

Heritage & History
Villages & Markets
Sceneries
Duration
13 days
Price
US$ 3480

Sceneries, Wineries & Castles in the Heart of France

Region
in Burgundy & Loire Valley

Explore thoroughly 2 "very French" regions, both famous for their gastronomy, wines; beautiful landscapes and very rich heritage.

Wine Tasting
Villages & Markets
Sceneries
Duration
13 days
Price
US$ 3980

From Marseille to Paris away from the Crowds

Region
in Provence, Burgundy & Paris

Explore the East of France from South to North: From colorful Provence, to Burgundy vineyards…ending in the city of lights: Paris! We recommend to our travelers to fly into Marseille and out of Paris (which is not always more expensive and much more convenient than Paris on both ways).

Wine Tasting
Sceneries
Art & Museums
Duration
20 days
Price
US$ 5480

From Paris to Nice at your own pace

Region
in Paris, Burgundy, Provence & French Riviera

For independent travelers who want to thoroughly explore la belle France!

Gourmet Experience
Sceneries
Art & Museums
Duration
20 days
Price
US$ 4880

Northern France Must Sees & Hidden Beauties

Region
in Burgundy, Loire Valley, Normandy & Paris

This is the best itinerary to thoroughly discover the Northern part of France: from the Burgundy vineyards to the Loire Valley castles, Normandy WWII history…ending in the worldwide famous capital of France: Paris.

Wine Tasting
Heritage & History
Sceneries
Duration
10 days
Price
US$ 2930

Paris, Burgundy Gastronomy & Loire Castles

Region
in Paris, Burgundy & Loire Valley

This itinerary will have you discover the French gastronomy in 3 regions which are worldwide famous for their food and wines: Burgundy and the Loire Valley are actually arguing about where the Coq au Vin was invented first. Burgundy is famous for the wine sauce and the Loire Valley for the river fishes, the fruits and the goat cheeses. Eventually Paris is just heaven to the gourmets: this is true: you’ll find in Paris among the best boulangeries in the world and the food markets are amazing.

Wine Tasting
Heritage & History
Duration
26 days
Price
US$ 5950

The Many Facets of France

Region
in Burgundy, Dordogne, Bordeaux, Loire Valley & Normandy

This itinerary is for independent travelers who already know the South coast of France and who are looking for discovering the “inside” of the country.

Wine Tasting
Villages & Markets
Gourmet Experience
Duration
13 days
Price
US$ 3850

The North-East of France from the WWI history to the Vineyards

Region
in Champagne, Verdun, Burgundy & Paris

Explore the North-East of France and jump into French wines & History ! Starting in Reims, capital of the Champagne region, you will learn many stories including Joan of Arc, Marie-Antoinette and a famous widow...Clicquot. A private guide will make the World War 1 alive for you to get a comprehensive overview of the Verdun battlefields. You will bike and taste in Burgundy and end this journey in Paris.

Wine Tasting
Heritage & History
Duration
10 days
Price
US$ 3160

From Verdun history to the Loire castles

Region
in Verdun, Burgundy & Loire Valley

This itinerary gives a nice overview of the center of France: from Verdun WWI battlefields to the wine and heritage of Burgundy, ending in the Loire Valley with its gardens, castles and sweet life.

Wine Tasting
Heritage & History
Duration
13 days
Price
US$ 3750

France for Wine Lovers

Region
in Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy & Champagne

This itinerary is designed for gourmet travelers who aim at discovering about the French wines. Our tours also mix heritage, culture, nice strolls, gardens etc. In this tour, you will stay in wineries, by vineyards & in wine towns. An asbolute must for wine lovers !

Wine Tasting
Gourmet Experience
Sceneries
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How to Get to Burgundy

Burgundy is about 3hr30 drive from Paris (center or CDG is about the same). On the way, you may visit Vaux-le-Vicomte castle and it makes a great day. 

This region is perfectly located, half-way between Paris and Provence regions and it makes a formidable step if you can spend at least 3 nights - 2 full days. 

There are also direct TGV trains to Dijon from Paris (about 1hr40) but then in Dijon it is not guaranteed to get an automatic car rental so you may consider it only if you are ok driving a manual stick shift. 

Wine Tasting in Burgundy

The Burgundy wine route is quite touristy and not always the most scenic road. However, we know local guides who will take you where classical tours can’t go. We will also provide maps of the most scenic roads in the area, guaranteeing you a much more pleasant excursion than you would have with any old tour. Away from the traditional Burgundy wine tasting tours, you will discover the some of the region’s most stunning hidden gems. Your guide will fill you with local knowledge and show you the various wineries in Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits.

Burgundy wines are quite expensive, even in France: a decent quality Burgundy wine will cost at least 20 to 25 euros.

 Burgundy vineyards by Alain Doiré

 

Accommodation in Burgundy

We select premium B&Bs in the very heart of the wine-producing Burgundy. This way, you will always be close to the wineries, Dijon or Beaune towns, allowing you to truly make the most of your time in Burgundy. 

For those you would prefer to stay in the city, we can offer you a magnificent guesthouse just 100 yards from the Beaune hospices, within the surrounding medieval ramparts of the city.

We will give you a selection of our favorite restaurants where you will be able to try local culinary specialities such as truffes, escargots de Bourgogne (Burgundy snails), coq au vin (chicken braised in wine), boeuf bourguignon (beef Burgundy), oeufs en meurette (poached eggs in Burgundy red wine sauce), etc.

We will keep you away from the tourist traps offering the so called “menus bourguignon”. 

 

Burgundy Gastronomy

La Moutarde de Dijon

Dijon, the capital of Burgundy, is famous across the globe for its mustard: moutarde de Dijon. Compared to its twin English version, the mustard produced in Dijon is mixed with vinegar, which gives it a milder taste. With this mustard, you can make a typical salad dressing: Dijon vinaigrette.

Another of Burgundy’s gastronomic wonders is its incomparable Boeuf Bourguignon. This dish is a stew prepared with Burgundy red wine sauce, onions, garlic and mushrooms. Originally a peasant meal, Boeuf Bourguignon has become a staple of French Haute de Cuisine.

Burgundy dishes - Treasures of the French cuisine

Other famous French dishes prepared with the local Burgundy wine are the coq au vin (chicken with wine), a braised chicken cooked with red wine, garlic, mushrooms and bacon, as well as the oeufs Meurette which are eggs poached in Bourgogne red wine.

Wine & Cheese in Burgundy by Alain Doiré

 

Burgundy Truffle

For the treasure hunters, they will enjoy a delicious Burgundy truffle, a rare mushroom. This particular truffle is considered the most qualitative of France and makes the best truffle oil or aperitive called Ratatruffe - the name sounds weird but trust us: it’s delicious!

Burgundy Cheeses

When it comes to Burgundy cheeses, visitors are in for a treat. They are typically ripened with local alcohol (like in Normandy) and are a true taste sensation. The most prestigious one is l’Epoisse. We will offer you the chance to visit the Epoisse factory during your trip, where you will be able to taste this miraculous dairy creation, coupled with a delicious Burgundy wine

Our Travelers’ Reviews

Anthea
We have just returned from a road trip around France and with Emilie's help, we had one of the best trips we've ever had. We travel extensively and I normally do my own research and bookings because we don't like using formal , organised tours but we were looking for advice on self driving holidays in France. Emilie's attention to detail is …
Sheena
My friend and I decided to do a trip to Paris and then drive down to Nice. I was initially going to plan it however I got busy with work and did not have the time. This is when I found, France Just for You, and read the amazing reviews on Trip Advisor and decided to book. Emilie was great! She was thoughtful and paid great attention to detail. We …
Daisy
We had an amazing experience visiting Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne in June 2018. We were a group of eight wine freaks and Emile & Laura organized an amazing itinerary with awesome attention to details. We definitely recommend FJFY!!

Our Travelers’ Photos

Scott & Linda
From Australia
In Mont Saint Michel
Christina & her niece
from Australia
In the Wolves Sanctuary in Guéret
Yvette & David
from the US
on the French Riviera, near Nice
Amy
from the US
Enjoying a great view in Burgundy
Scott
From Australia
Making "chou" buns in the Loire Valley
Ann & Jim
From the US
In Amboise castle by the Loire river
Michele, Jacques, Nicole, Gaetan, Joanne & Keith
from Canada
In the Loire Valley
Bob & Naomi
From the US
In Monet's gardens in Giverny, Normandy
Deborah & Richard
from the US
On Omaha Beach, Normandy
Tonia & Peter
from Canada
at the Louvre Museum in Paris
Nancy & Paul
from Canada
On the French Riviera
Kathy & Mark
from the US
Truffle Hunting in Provence