Best B&Bs in Burgundy

In the plump heart of France, Burgundy's varied countryside is threaded with rivers, patched with woods and vineyards and peppered with castles and abbeys. Rich is the word. But while the food and drink are worthy of a king’s table, your accommodation choices don’t have to cost you a king’s ransom: some of the best accommodation can be found in the best B&Bs in Burgundy.

On the subject of lodging, it's a question of avoiding insipid tourist hotels and knowing the individual, homely and characterful places that match the restaurants and the famous wines in character and local colour. Because, like some of the best restaurants, some of the best B&Bs in Burgundy are the unknown gems.

The Best B&Bs in Burgundy

The Best B&Bs in Burgundy to Escape to

Les Charmes is a 14 room charmer in Mersault, converted from an 18th Century maison bourgeoise in wonderful grounds. Another of the best B&Bs in Burgundy for folk who’re looking to escape is Le Moulin des Templiers in Avalon. This is a simple guesthouse in an idyllic spot by the river with a great dining room to enjoy the local bounty in. Le Clos de L'Argolay is another option, a quiet, three roomed spot in an 18th Century building with large rooms and a lovely garden terrace where breakfast is served.

The Best B&Bs in Burgundy for Romance

Château Les Roches is an early 20th Century château with five large and beautifully decorated rooms and a charming breakfast terrace. This is also one of the best B&Bs in Burgundy for those looking for a house party feel. Another of the best B&Bs in Burgundy for romantics is La Cour Berbisey in Dijon. This is a smart townhouse B&B with a great spa and a sophisticated vibe.

The Best B&Bs in Burgundy for Great Value

L'Ange Souriant has just four rooms in the historic village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, but it’s extremely comfortable, the breakfasts are excellent, and the rooms start from less than £40 per night, making this one of the be B&Bs in Burgundy for great value. Hotel Villa Louise in Aloxe-Corton is an attractive country house with 12 charming rooms and suites and a lovely garden, extensive wine cellar and small spa. Rooms start at around £60 per night.

The Best B&Bs in Burgundy for Families

La Terre d'Or is a charming nine room B&B with two self catering cottages on its grounds, which also overlook vineyards and the ramparts of Beaune. The kinds will appreciate the pool too.

If you haven’t found your idea of the perfect Burgundy B&B in our Guru’s list of the Best B&Bs in Burgundy you could:

The Best B&Bs in Burgundy:

  • Les Charmes

    Mersault, Burgundy

    An 18th century maison bourgeoise, set on wonderful grounds boasting a shady walled garden, ancient trees and a great swimming pool. Simple and elegant rooms, with crisp linens and plenty of natural light. A place of calm and relaxation in an old-fashioned and genuine atmosphere.

    13 rooms from $132
    Country Escape  -  A peacuful haven, set on beautiful parklands, filled with ancient trees and surrounded by the rolling vineyards.
    Sights nearby  -  Historic sights of Beaune, La Rochepot and Puligny Montrachet are all in close proximity.
    Great walks  -  Wander through the expansive parklands and into the picturesque vineyards.
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
  • La Terre d'Or

    BEAUNE, Burgundy

    A charming B&B and three 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 $208
    Foodies  -  This whole area is foodie heaven, add the truffle workshop at La Terre d’Or and the experience is complete.
    Country Escape  -  Surrounded by beautiful secluded countryside, not to mention the extensive gardens on the property.
    Groups  -  Self catering cottages and 'everything taken care of tours' make this a perfect spot for groups.
    Cooking classes  -  Food lovers have many courses to choose from. The inhouse Truffle cooking workshop at La Terre d’Or is recommended.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Le Clos de L'Argolay

    Charolles, Burgundy

    A quiet B&B in an 18th century building. Large charming rooms feature antique furniture, artwork and lots of individual character. A tranquil garden terrace where breakfast is served. Elegant public areas within hotel. Unique, intimate and great value.

    3 rooms from $127
    Local exploring  -  In the centre of the village, there is plenty to see within walking distance.
    Fishing  -  Tourist office can advise on regulations
    Sights nearby  -  Castle Dree
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
  • 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 $178
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the centre of Dijon
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated indoor pool
  • L'Ange Souriant

    Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, Burgundy

    A quaint B&B in on of France's most beautiful and historic villages. Charming hosts and family style meals make this an extra special experience. The comfortable bedrooms and family suites boast personal touches and character. A great choice for exploring this wonderful part of France.

    4 rooms from $80
    Local exploring  -  Situated in the old part of one of the most beautiful french towns which was also the setting for the film 'Chocolate'
    Great walks  -  The hotel can recommend some great routes around this town and through the surrounding countryside.
    Full of character
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
  • Le Moulin des Templiers

    Avalon, 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 $123
    Back to Nature  -  A wonderfully restored 12th-century mill on the River Cousin, in the enchanting Morvan Natural Regional Park.
    Fishing  -  Fly fishing and no kill brown trout fishing is possible. The hotel has areas for drying equipment and can make a packed lunch.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
  • 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 $95
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
  • Château Les Roches

    Mont-Saint-Jean, Burgundy

    Early 20th-century château with delightful owners. Celestial views of the surrounding countryside and vines from the breakfast terrace. Five large, beautifully decorated rooms. Delicious table d'hotes dinners Thurs to Mon with a relaxed atmosphere. Ideal for groups and families.

    5 rooms from $145
    Country Escape  -  A wonderful base for exploring Burgundy
    Sights nearby  -  Some beautiful châteaus nearby
    Local markets  -  Beaune
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.

Written by  Leonie Glass, posted Friday, 12th February 2010
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