Gourmet delight, from Lyon to Dijon 6 days/6 nights

Day 1

During your first day here, you will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the Capital of Gaul as we invite you on a coach tour of the city followed by a visit to a workshop that narrates the history of Lyon’s silk craft.

In the evening, you will dine in a “Bouchon”, a traditional Lyon-style restaurant that serves local specialities exclusively.

Day 2

Your guide will accompany you for a stroll around the Renaissance district of Old Lyon (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site). Here, you will discover the “traboules”, the narrow cobbled passageways, the churches.

Then on to the Halles Paul Bocuse, an iconic place of Lyon and French culinary excellence.
Lunch on site
Then a free-to-do-as-you-please afternoon: why not roam through the Confluence district, Lyon’s futuristic showcase or wander around the Carré d’ Or (Golden Mile) shopping district: luxury, top trends and craftsmanship.

Gourmet dinner in one of the “Capital of Gastronomy’s” countless restaurants

Day 3

Today, the spotlight is on discovering the Beaujolais region, the “Country of the Golden Stones”, and its yellow ochre stone villages.

You will get the chance to meet winemakers and explore incredible villages before heading on to your accommodation.

You will take part in an oenology initiation workshop, then dine in the gastronomic restaurant of the 4-star establishment where you will spend the night.

Day 4

Today is an opportunity to admire the architectural splendours of the Burgundy region :

  • Cluny Abbey, whose abbey church was the largest in Western Christendom before St. Peter's basilica in Rome was built,
  • The Château de Cormatin, built in the early 17th century, captivates with its buildings and its gardens,
  • Brancion, outstanding medieval village,
  • Tournus, granted the French “City of Art and History” label, and its abbey, centre of Romanesque art

Then on to Chalon sur Saône for your overnight stay

 

Day 5

At the very heart of the Burgundy winemaking region, the owners of this estate, renowned for its 1ers Crus and Grands Crus, invite you to discover their vineyards and cellars.

Lunch at the estate’s gastronomic restaurant.

Your wine journey continues through the famous Meursault and Pommard, before you arrive in Beaune where you will visit, among other sites, the world-famous Hospices and a family-run mustard-manufacturing business (one of the last remaining in France).

Dinner and overnight stay in Beaune.

Day 6

During a visit to an abbey, you will learn about monastic life and the Cistercian tradition. Close to Nuits-Saint-Georges, you will meet a farmer, producer of red berries, and learn about the king of Burgundy fruit, the blackcurrant! The whole process from production through to transformation, and more, will be revealed.

After lunch, you will visit the Château du Clos de Vougeot, an outstanding building dating back to the 12th century. Although it no longer produces wine, it pursues its role as the symbol of almost a thousand years of Burgundy history. Today it is home to the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, an exclusive club of Burgundy wine enthusiasts.

Then on to Dijon the capital of Burgundy.
Your guide will take you to explore the historic heart of the city, which covers 97 hectares from the protected sector, the Palace of the Dukes and the Estates of Burgundy, crossing through the Notre Dame district and its medieval streets, as well as the exquisite private mansions. You will be amazed by the city’s splendours and its elegant architectural heritage.

Dinner and overnight stay in Dijon

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