Situated in the heart of prestigious vineyards, Beaune has been designated the capital of Burgundy wines. It is a town full of art, history and culture with the famous Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune (Hospices de Beaune) at it’s centre. This former charitable almshouse is one of the finest examples of French fifteenth-century architecture, with its inner courtyard and colourful tiled roof. Radiating out are the cobbled streets with boutiques of all kinds from wine and food to avant-garde fashion. Within its ramparts the charming town reveals its historical mansions, medieval half-timbered houses, flowered squares and gardens.
Journey time is just over an hour from Méluzien and about 90 minutes from Lac Sauvin. The excursion includes a guided tour of the town on a mini train, a visit to the museum at the Hospices de Beaune and plenty of time for shopping !
More information can be found at the office du tourisme website - http://www.beaune-tourism.com.
This excursion does incur an additional cost dependent on group numbers.