Tourism information 2016 (GB) (2.5 Mo)
V I N E YA R D S
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
A WINE REGION
WORLD HERITAGE SITE
The "Climats" are unique
throughout the world
The "Chemin des Grands Crus" trail
En route to
Included on the World Heritage list by UNESCO since
4th July 2015, the Climats, vineyards of Burgundy, form a
unique cultural site. For 2,000 years, men have cultivated
vines here, guided by a desire to link ever more precisely
the wine with the place where it is produced, identifying
it by its origin. This has given rise to an exceptional
mosaic of over 1,000 Climats, making Burgundy the
very model of terroir-based viticulture. This specific
cultivation of the vine in small parcels has also led to the
progressive emergence of a heritage that is diverse and
unique: the stone walls and cabottes (stone shelters) in
the vineyards, the wine producer’s homes in the villages,
but also the monuments in the cities of Dijon and Beaune.
It is an architectural heritage that provides evidence of
the major influence of the monks, the Valois Dukes of
Burgundy, the wine merchants and the wine-growers…
who forged, promoted and preserved the Climats through
the centuries. This is the heritage that we invite you to
explore. It is a heritage that now belongs to all mankind.
Discover the grandiose nature of the Climats! 55 miles of
trails snake between the Marcs-d’Or (just south of Dijon) and
Santenay, passing in front of vineyards producing Grands
Crus wines, cabottes (stone shelters), churches, wash houses,
villages and some exceptional views…
Maps “Les Climats du vignoble de Bourgogne à pied, à vélo et à cheval”
available in the tourist offices (free)
The Climats Discovery Circuit
From the estate of the wine school in Beaune. Stroll along
the hillsides of the Premiers Crus of Beaune! 6 orientation
tables will give you information about the geology and grape
varieties of the local Climats…
> Self-guided 6.2 miles trail (3 hours) – departs from: 16, avenue Jaffelin in Beaune
> Guide booklet available from the Tourist Offices and at www.lavitibeaune.com
Tastings and landscape readings on demand: +33 (0)6 16 48 05 76
Short outings and circuits
Plenty of shorter trails (from 3.7 to 10 miles) will lead you
from vineyards to architectural heritage sites.
Wander, admire and sample…Wine-growers and
merchants open the doors of their estates, cellars or
houses to you in order to share their savoir-faire.
"En route vers les Bourgognes"
Guided visits in BEAUNE
The essential reference guide if you need to know all the best
addresses for wine estates and the calendar of local wine
The "De Vignes en Caves" label
WITH A GUIDE
WRITER AND PRESIDENT OF THE SUPPORT COMMITTEE
Through the centuries, men have carved
the Climats into the landscape and into the
limestone, surrounding the plots with stone
walls and cabottes (stone shelters), and
building wineries and wine-growers’ houses,
wine caves and cellars, churches and hospices,
palaces and castles. Set off to explore them all.
A label of quality shared by more than 300
listed professionals. This guarantees a warm
welcome and a free tasting of at least one wine.
Info: Beaune & Pays Beaunois Tourist Office
Guides Service: +33 (0)3 80 26 21 30 / www.beaune-tourism.com
Info: Dijon Tourist Office
+33 (0)892 700 558 (0.35 €/min) / www.destinationdijon.com
Guided tours in the vineyards
To book a guide go to www.burgundy-tourism.com
Discover the various appellations and related
vineyards from an original point of view: tours focusing
on geology, oenology or architectural heritage.
> Check the local tourist office
Discover the Climats in one day!
The "Voie des Vignes"
> "Beaune Gourmet" Friday, 10:00 am (from 06/03 to 09/30/2016)
> "Dijon: The Land of Burgundy Wines "
The history of wine is told alongside that of the city’s monuments
(followed by a tasting at reduced prices). Thursday, 4:00pm-5:45 pm.
Find out about itineraries in local tourist offices and on their web sites
> "The city’s wine cellars"
In the historic centre, listen to the big and little stories that
make up the history of Beaune (followed by a tasting).
Saturday 3:30 pm (from 03/26/2016 to 10/29/2016)
Guided visits in DIJON www.bourgogne-wines.com
Montrachet, Romanée-Conti, Clos de
Vougeot, Corton, Musigny, ChevalierMontrachet, Chambertin… The Climats
have given their name to exceptional Crus
that are known throughout the world.
AROUND THE WINES OF BURGUNDY
"In Burgundy, when we speak about a
Climat we don’t look up to the sky, we
keep our eyes to the ground."
Linking Beaune, Santenay and Nolay, this 22 miles bicycle
trail takes you to the heart of the most prestigious wine
producing villages: Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, PulignyMontrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet…
www.la-bourgogne-a-velo.com > section the "Voie des Vignes"
These 3 guides feature visits to understand and explore
the Climats, by letting your curiosity guide you. Historical
explanations, practical information, timetables for visits and
itineraries are all delivered straight to you. By car!
> Understand the birth of this terroir-based winegrowing
region that is so unique:
"The construction of the Climats: 2,000 years of history"
> Around the quarries and the Burgundy stone:
"The Climats have a heart of stone"
> The monks, genius builders and vintners:
"Climats and Monastic communities"
www.climats-bourgogne.com > section "Visit"
The Greenway (Voie verte),
along the Canal du Centre
With views across the vineyards, starting from Santenay or
from Chagny, enjoy a bike ride along the canal towards the
Bourgogne Wine Board
11, rue des Forges
BP 82296 • 21000 Dijon
+33 (0) 892 700 558 (0.35 €/mn)
Canton de Gevrey-Chambertin
1, rue Gaston Roupnel
vineyards of Burgundy –
UNESCO World Heritage
> section "Visit"
+33 (0)3 80 34 38 40
41, rue de Mazy
+33 (0)3 80 52 27 73
Pays de Nuits-Saint-Georges
3, rue Sonoys
+33 (0)3 80 62 11 17
Follow us on
Get off the beaten tracks. 13 miles of nature trails await you
throughout the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits.
Departs from: Corcelles-les-Monts
[Article 1, paragraph 3 of the Convention of World Heritage]
What is a "Climat" in Burgundy?
There is a Burgundy specific definition of the word
“Climat”. In Burgundy, a Climat refers to the wine-growing
terroir. The Climats are vineyard plots whose limits have
been precisely drawn out, and who have been named and
identified by men for several centuries. Each Climat has its own personality, culturally, reflecting
its millennia old history, and naturally, through its
very specific soil and sub-soil, its exposition and
microclimate… Here, every wine from a Climat boasts
a unique flavour, brought forth through the use of one
sole grape variety (Pinot noir for red wines, Chardonnay
for white wines), and earns its place in the hierarchy of
the Crus. More than 1,247 Climats are lined up within the
boundaries of the area listed as World Heritage, from
Dijon to the Maranges. There are a total of over 1,500 in
Burgundy as a whole.
“Balades en Bourgogne”:
a collection of trails!
4 different trails:
> around the famous Château du Clos de
Vougeot (about 4.4 miles)
> the Cliffs Trail in Santenay (just under 7 miles)
A wealth of useful information to prepare your visit of the villages
and the local heritage sites and to find out all the best addresses.
The "Holidays in
Nuits-Saint-Georges region" App
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www.bourgogne-wines.com > section A trip through the
vines/our labels your guarantee
Available to download for free in French or
English from Appstore and Google Play.
viavinea.com/climavinea.fr (paid app)
Available free to download in French or in English from AppStore and
A special label that helps you enjoy a pleasant
wine tourism break; for visits and for the best
restaurants and places to stay!
> the Corton hill (about 3.75 miles – departs
Totally interactive, this map of the Climats, created by Sylvain
Pitiot, includes data relating to the history, the culture and the
viticulture of the great wines of Burgundy. This is a must to
explore, geo-locate and understand the finesse of the Climats.
Meet passionate people for an immersive type of tourism
Would you like to discover the Climats of Burgundy in a more
authentic manner? Then try the Greeters.
During a convivial and free of charge get-together, these
local volunteers will share with you all their anecdotes and
all their passion.
The “Vignobles & Découvertes” label
> to the heart of Burgundy’s Grands Crus (about
3.7 miles – departs from Morey-St-Denis)
delve into the patchwork of the Climats
This is an original app that combines a
trip around the wine-growing region,
heritage discoveries and augmented
reality… for easy geolocation of the
Climats. You will enjoy this e-guided tour!
Equestrian trail in
the “Côte Dijonnaise”
The Dijon-Côte de Nuits Pass
the Climats of
Tickets in the Pays Beaunois
Benefit from reduced rates,
special conditions available and
exclusive visits at monuments,
vineyard discovery tours and
> section"Online Booking"
DURING THE WINE FESTIVALS
+33 (0)3 80 26 21 30
Unique and fragile, the Climats, vineyards of Burgundy,
are our heritage, one that must be protected and passed
on. Their inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List
as a "cultural landscape" is part of this objective. This is
a commitment that has been undertaken, and witnessed
by the community of nations, to respect and to preserve
the "Outstanding Universal Value" of the Climats, as
"combined works of nature and man".
Beaune & Pays Beaunois
6, boulevard Perpreuil BP 50087 • 21200 Beaune
A treasure for all mankind
F IND ON T HE BA C K
THE MUST-SEE SITES
The festive or cultural traditions, passed down through the
centuries, naturally mark the passing of time across the
territory. Immerse yourself completely!
> 3rd weekend in January: the Saint-Vincent Tournante Festival
> 3rd Sunday in March: the Wine Auction at the Hospices de
Nuits-Saint-Georges is part of a whole weekend of festivities
> 3rd Sunday in November: the Wine Auction of the Hospices de
Beaune is the highlight of a whole weekend of festivities
> On the Monday following the Hospices de Beaune Auction sale:
the Paulée de Meursault lunch
Find the complete calendar of wine festivals at "En route vers les
The vineyards of the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune
Beaune, the Hospices
The Château du Clos de Vougeot
Dijon, the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy
FIND OUR INTERACTIVE MAP AT
www.climats-bourgogne.com > “Visit” section
The wine cellar of Clairvaux
The villages are at the heart of wine production.
They include some remarkable elements of
local heritage: wine-grower’s houses, with wine
production dependences, as well as numerous
wine cellars, wineries and wine presses, some of
which date back to the Middle Ages. The best way to
discover these sites is to stroll through their ancient
streets and push open the doors to the wine cellars…
The Château du Clos de Vougeot,
a standing memory of the Cistercian monks
Clos de Vougeot is the emblematic Burgundian
“Clos”. Starting in the 12th century, monks of the
neighbouring abbey of Cîteaux built a vast wineproducing operation, including a cellar and a winery
which still houses two monumental wine presses.
The Château also hosts the famous "Chapters"
(“Chapitres”) organised by the Confrérie des Chevaliers
du Tastevin (a brotherhood whose mission is to
promote Burgundian wine production).
VISIT: every day (fees apply) / +33 (0)3 80 62 86 09
www.closdevougeot.fr/en [email protected]
The Hospices de Beaune
VISIT: Access free to outer courtyards
(now the Museum of Burgundy Wine)
Delve into the history of Burgundy through its major
artworks. Do not miss the magnificent tombs of the Dukes
VISIT: permanent collection (fees apply) - from March to November
closed Monday and Tuesday / +33 (0)3 80 22 08 19
www.musees-bourgogne.org / [email protected]
VISIT: Access to the permanent collections (free) – closed Tuesday
Some rooms are currently being renovated /+33 (0)3 80 74 52 09
mba.dijon.fr / [email protected]
The wine merchants houses,
wineries, caves and cellars
Evidence of Cistercian architecture devoted to wine production and storage.
VISIT: open during planned cultural events / +33 (0)3 80 74 51 51
www.dijon.fr / [email protected]
or the "Côte des pierres"
From Ladoix-Serrigny to Nuits-Saint-Georges
The extraction sites of the famous "Burgundy
Stone". They have supplied the construction
stones for the most buildings within the site
of the Climats for centuries.
3 miles walking circuit (1h30 – departs from
Nuits-Saint-Georges, Plateforme des Perrières): a walk through rocky landscapes and
the Grands Crus trail.
> Topography guide and information: Pays de NuitsSaint-Georges tourist office
In search of the ancient vine.
Their collections house the manuscripts of Cîteaux and
ancient wine-growing maps.
VISIT: open to all (free), except Sunday
+33 (0)3 80 48 82 55 / www.dijon.fr > section culture
The church of Saint-Philibert
The former parliament of Burgundy
(the “Palais de Justice” in Dijon)
The former seat of the authorities that formed the rules
and regulations that contributed to the preservation of
the Climats system and to the excellence of their wines.
VISIT: outside-view from: 8 rue Amiral Roussin
Monastery of the Bernardines
(now the Museum of Burgundian Life)
The Cistercian nuns, who established the Clos de Tart in
1141, took up residence here in 1623.
VISIT: every day, except Tuesday and public holidays (free)
+33 (0)3 80 48 80 90 / www.dijon.fr / [email protected]
Main parish church in the "wine-growers quarter" of
Dijon during the Middle Ages.
VISIT: open during exhibitions or guided tours (fees apply)
+33 (0)892 700 558 (0.35 €/mn) / www.destinationdijon.com / [email protected]
City Library and Archives
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA INCLUDED
ON THE WORLD HERITAGE LIST
heart of the inscription
Protective landscape setting
Côte de Nuits / Côte de Beaune borders
A36 Besançon >
THE APPELLATIONS FROM BOURGOGNE
VISIT: every day, except Tuesday and public holidays (free) – only
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from November to March
+33 (0)3 80 48 83 70 / www.dijon.fr / [email protected]
VISIT: open from May to September and for autumn
vacations, guided visits at fixed times (fees apply)
+33 (0)3 80 61 32 58 / www.citeaux-abbaye.com
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VISIT: open exceptionally
The abbey was founded in 1098, and is cradle of
the Cistercian monkish order. This site turned
Cîteaux into a major spiritual centre. At the time,
its wine-growing estate was very significant.
Archæological Museum of Dijon –
former abbey church of Saint-Bénigne
PRACTICAL INFORMATION :
www.bourgogne-wines.com and www.beaune-tourism.com
Founded between 894 and 918 by Benedictine
monks, the priory owned numerous vineyards
in the 12th century, most notably in VosneRomanée and in Flagey.
The Abbey of
Notre-Dame de Cîteaux
VISIT: open exceptionally
+33 (0)3 80 51 55 70 / www.ville-chenove.fr
The wine cellar of Clairvaux
Many of these sites, some dating from the Middle Ages, can be
discovered in unusual locations, under the bastions of the city
fortifications, below ancient convents or near Notre-Dame,
where the local canons owned cellars… Beaune’s underground
is like a complicated web of cellars and caves.
The ancient winery and the presses were
constructed in the 15th century and are
connected to 50 hectares (circa 125 acres) of
surrounding vineyards. They are a perfect
example of the Middle Ages architecture and
wine making techniques.
The presses of
the Dukes of Burgundy
Clunisian priory of
Saint-Vivant in Vergy
The Dijon Museum of Fine Arts
An emblematic site (14th – 18th centuries), which helps
visitors better understand the history of wine and of the vine,
from Antiquity to present day.
MUST SEE: Tour Philippe le Bon, offers a panoramic view of the city
from 15 feet up (€3 - open all year round, open at night during
summer) / Reservation required: www.destinationdijon.com
The former residence of
the Dukes of Burgundy
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The ducal palace was rebuilt from 1366 onwards. It is the
symbol of the political power that protected the Climats and
helped build their reputation throughout the centuries.
VISIT: every day (fees apply) / +33 (0)3 80 24 45 00
www.hospices-de-beaune.com / [email protected]
capital of the Dukes of Burgundy, seat of political and
The Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy
The Hospices are jewel of flamboyant Gothic architecture. They
still operate as a charitable hospital that began in the Middle
Ages, financially supported by a highly reputable wine estate.
Tombs of the Dukes of Burgundy
The wine-producing villages
Burgundy’s wine capital and wine trade capital
> Check details on all the trails and itineraries selected by
location from tourist offices (see back page)
Nestled between valleys and hillsides, the Climats,
vineyards of Burgundy, create a unique landscape.
Explore it on foot, on horseback or by bike!
The vineyards of the Côte de
Nuits and the Côte de Beaune
The Grands Crus Route
The Grands Crus Way
Departures for outings
the "Balades en Bourgogne" App
Greenway (Voie verte) and bicycle trail
Horse riding trail