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Best known for its vineyards, chateaux, mediaeval churches and of course its cuisine, some of the best places to stay in Burgundy can be found in more off the beaten track locations.

The area has huge history; for centuries Burgundy remained independent from the rest of France, ruled by its powerful Dukes. This rich heritage can be seen all over the area from the ruins of Cluny monastery to the numerous chateaux that dot the countryside.

Vineyards

In Burgundy (or Bourgogne as the French call it - hence Beef Bourguignon) there are thousands of excellent small scale producers of both red and white wine. By far the most commonly grown grapes in Burgundy are Pinot Noir (red) and Chardonnay (white).

Although Burgundy sounds red to English-speaking ears, more white wine is produced there than red. Domaines, (when similar producers are marketed together as one type of wine, as opposed to chateaux where everything from growing the grapes to bottling is done in one place) are the norm in Burgundy.

The villages of Chablis and Nuits-St-Georges whose names will be familiar to anyone who has ever lifted a wine glass to their lips are both in the region.

Morvan National Park

In the centre of the region, the national park covers 1,000 square miles of wild, unspoilt and protected landscape with verdant forests, clear blue lakes and villages with tree-shaded squares and the kind of family run brasseries that can make a holiday in France.

Some of the best places to stay in Burgundy can be found here: The Bernard Loiseau - La Côte d'Or is a restaurant with rooms in an idyllic setting within the park. Nearby hotels with easy access to the park are the Chateau Les Roche, Le Moulin des Templiers and the Chateau de Vault de Lugny.

Burgundy Chateaux

There are so many chateaux to see in Burgundy that it would be possible to spend an entire holiday wandering their corridors and marvelling at remarkable rooms.

The Italian Renaissance-style Chateau d'Ancy le Franc built in the 16th Century for the Dukes of Burgundy houses the biggest collection of Renaissance murals in France.

The once abandoned 17th Century Chateau de Cromatin, restored in the 1980s has gardens as spectacular as its gilded interiors. The garden, with its maze, aviary, fountains and theatre garden is considered one of the finest pleasure gardens in France.

Smaller Burgundy Chateaux

There are loads of them. Try Chateau de Couches which has vineyards, underground tunnels and a 15th Century Chapel or the Chateau de Blancey which has a well-known rose garden is well worth a visit.

One of the best places to stay in Burgundy is the Chateau d'Igé. Stone-flagged floors, winding staircases, fairytale turrets, huge hearths and a beamed dining room make this an atmospheric spot in a well-established, impeccably maintained garden. Food is delicious and distinctly Burgundian in flavour.

Food

The best-known regional specialities of Burgundy are probably Beef Bourguignon, the region's signature dish and the stinky, runny irresistible Epoisses cheese which comes from the village of the same name. The locals like to eat it with a glass of local vielles vignes Chablis.

In the south of the Morvan, the wild blueberries which ripen in summer on the hillsides are amongst the most delicious things you can eat in an area famed worldwide for fabulous food.

Amongst our selection of the best places to stay in Burgundy foodies would welcome a hotel with an all-day restaurant which is reassuringly popular with locals. La Beursaudiere close to Chablis, is one such establishment.

Family run and housed in several old Burgundian buildings, the eleven rooms are all named after and themed around ancient trades. Exposed stone walls, wooden beamed ceilings and period features sit comfortably beside the more modern touches of en suite bathrooms and satellite TV.

Browse through our list of the best places to stay in Burgundy and start to plan your stay. Please feel free to call or email a friendly guru for advice. Contact

 
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  • Bernard Loiseau-La Côte d'Or

    Saulieu, Burgundy

    Restaurant with innovative cuisine and traditional rooms. The beamed, chapel-like dining room and delightful garden with outdoor dining patio are in an idyllic setting.

    Country Escape
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux
  • L'Ange Souriant

    Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, Burgundy

    A charming host and excellent breakfasts mark out this B&B in this historic village. Large comfortable bedrooms and family suites. A great choice for groups or families to explore the surroundings from.

    from $74
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
  • Le Moulin des Templiers

    Burgundy

    Simple and cosy guesthouse in an idyllic spot on the banks of the river. Quaint bedrooms with white plastered walls, flowery wallpaper and old polished doors. Fantastic local cuisine using the freshest produce of the day in a cosy dining room with a fireplace. Great value for money.

    15 rooms from $78
    Country Escape
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
  • Auberge de Clochemerle

    Vaux-en-Beaujolais, Burgundy

    A characterful village inn with an excellent gourmet restaurant. Understated charm and great value for money. A more affordable spot to explore the Beaujolais region from.

    7 rooms from $101
    Value chic
    Views  -  All rooms have views either over the vineyards or garden
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
  • La Beursaudière

    Nitry, Burgundy

    Delightful family-run hotel in several old buildings. Rustic rooms themed on local crafts - wooden beamed ceilings and local decorations. The atmospheric all-day restaurant is a popular hot spot. A great choice for foodies and local explorers.

    11 rooms from $111
    Exclusive offer
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
  • Hotel Villa Louise

    Aloxe-Corton, Burgundy

    An attractive country house with a cottage feel to it. Charming bedrooms and suites with wooden beamed ceilings and garden views, a small spa, and an extensive wine cellar. A perfect stop off for local exploring.

    12 rooms from $115
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
  • Hôtellerie du Val d'Or

    Mercurey, Burgundy

    Sophisticated local cuisine at this established hotel-restaurant. Cosy, comfortable bedrooms and two restaurants - one rustic, the other more intimate and elegant. A great choice for foodies and those who want to explore the chateauxs and taste the wines of the region.

    12 rooms from $119
    Country Escape
    Foodies
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
  • Les Charmes

    Burgundy

    18th century maison bourgeoise in wonderful grounds - a shady walled garden, ancient trees and a great swimming pool. A place of calm and relaxation in an old-fashioned and genuine atmosphere.

    14 rooms from $121
    Country Escape
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
  • Chateau de Courban et Spa

    Courban, Burgundy

    A statuesque chateau with an excellent spa and gourmet restaurant. Richly decorated bedrooms and suites with private terraces overlooking luscious gardens. Very relaxing, and not too overstated.

    25 rooms from $134
    Foodies  -  Award-winning chef.
    Romantic Break
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Spa
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Lameloise

    Burgundy

    Superb food at this iconic restaurant with attractive rooms. A family run affair with a rich gastronomic heritage. The dining room at the heart of the house serves fantastic and unpretentious cuisine. A hotspot for foodies and local explorers.

    16 rooms from $175
    Foodies
    Country Escape
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux
  • Château Les Roches

    Mont-Saint-Jean, Burgundy

    Early 20th-century château with character and delightful owners. Celestial views of the surrounding countryside and vines from the breakfast terrace. Large beautifully decorated rooms and a separate self-catering cottage. A relaxed house-party atmosphere - ideal for groups and families.

    5 rooms from $188
    Families  -  The Gardener's cottage has two double bedrooms sleeping four.
    Country Escape
    Groups
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Moulin Renaudiots

    Burgundy

    A beautiful country house with gorgeous rooms and an excellent table d'hote. Contemporary comforts and classic-chic design combine for sophisticated effect. Wooden beams, stand alone bath tubs, subtle lighting and huge comfy beds.

    5 rooms from $189
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
  • La Terre d'Or

    BEAUNE, Burgundy

    A charming B&B and two self-catering cottages in a glorious setting. Views over the vineyards and the ramparts of Beaune. Lovely bright rooms with pale woods and creams. Lots of surrounding activities. Perfect for couples, groups and families.

    9 rooms from $202
    Groups
    Country Escape
    Families
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Le Petit Manoir des Bruyeres

    Villefargeau, Burgundy

    A beautiful Burgundian house with eccentricity akin to Hansel and Gretel. Wooden-beamed ceilings, tapestry chairs, carved fireplaces and velvetine fabrics. There's an excellent Table d'hôtes. Great for a weekend in Burgundy.

    2 rooms from $202
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • La Cour Berbisey

    Dijon, Burgundy

    Extremely smart townhouse B&B with an excellent spa. Contemporary comfort blended with classical furniture and style for sophisticated effect. The suites are enormous. A hotel for grown ups.

    5 rooms from $214
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the centre of Dijon
    Spa
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
  • Château d'Igé

    Igé, Burgundy

    Fortified château with pristine gardens and a friendly feel. Fairytale turrets with spiral staircases and stone-flagged floors house pretty pastel bedrooms with vast beds and antique furnishings. Fantastic food and luscious gardens.

    16 rooms from $227
    Country Escape
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Outstanding location
  • Chateau de Pizay

    Saint-Jean-d'Ardières, Burgundy

    A romantic chateau surrounded by acres of vineyards in the heart of Beaujolais territory. It has everything - a spa, a gourmet restaurant, fabulous rooms and suites, a swimming pool, and luscious greenery as far as the eye can see. A perfect spot for a wedding.

    62 rooms from $378
    Garden  -  Formal gardens set amid 80 hectares of vineyards.
    Good wine list  -  Exceptional cellar.
    Weddings
    Foodies
  • Château de Vault de Lugny

    Avallon, Burgundy

    Impressive 13th century moated château with fantastic facilities. Beautiful grounds, tennis courts, indoor swimming pool and lofty bedrooms with four poster beds. Delicious dinners are served, house party style, in a large kitchen, at separate tables, or on the lawn. Great for groups and families.

    15 rooms from $402
    Country Escape
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Outstanding location
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Château de Bagnols

    Burgundy

    An old building transformed with romance and elegance into a luxury hotel. Celestial views over the vines and towards the lake from beautiful bedrooms or from under the 100 year old lime trees on the terrace. A romantic's paradise in the undulating countryside of Burgundy.

    from $607
    Romantic Break
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith, Kiwi Collection
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