Lush, rich and well fed by ambling rivers, Burgundy is the plump heart of France. Peppered with châteaux, abbeys and pretty market towns, Burgundy is a beautiful backdrop against which to relax and enjoy yourself. Many visitors come for the wine - the wonderful Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays are world renowned - and to sample this tasty region. So our Gurus have come up with their recommendations for the best Burgundy hotels for foodies.
Burgundy’s best known specialities are probably Beef Bourguignon, the region’s signature dish, and the aromatic, runny, irresistible Epoisses cheeses. Wonderful with a chilled local Chablis… And undoubtedly available in all of the best Burgundy hotels for foodies.
If you are in for being thoroughly spoilt, there's a glut of gastronomic temples from which to choose, yet despite the region's sleek prosperity, it is also surprisingly timeless and rural, even wild in places, a fact reflected in the many humble restaurants that are just as excellent in their way as the great ones. And the same can be said for the best Burgundy hotels for foodies. Their menus are rooted to the terroir, with the same refrain endlessly repeated: snails, jambon persille, Charolais beef, poulet de Bresse, freshwater trout, Epoisses, pain d'epices, mustard, clafoutis, cassis. Some may tire of it after a while; unfortunately we don't.
A fortified château with pristine gardens and friendly service. Fairytale turrets with spiral staircases and stone-flagged floors house pretty pastel bedrooms with vast beds and antique furnishings. Fantastic food best enjoyed on the leafy terrace. An idyllic country escape.
Medieval Château oozing romance and elegance making a hideaway luxury hotel. Celestial views over the vines and towards the lake from beautiful bedrooms. Enjoy the dishes at the restaurant, explore the spa treatments and walk under the 100 year old lime trees on the terrace. A romantic's paradise.
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.
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.
An impressive 13th Century moated Château set on charming grounds. Lofty bedrooms ooze old world style, think antique drapes, bold wallpapers, four poster beds and knockout views. Mouthwatering dinners are served, house party style, in a large kitchen, at separate tables, or on the lawn. Spoiling!
Popular with yester-years stars, now popular with its award winning restaurant. Large, classic rooms have access to a brilliant pool, spa and fitness centre. The beamed, chapel-like dining room and delightful garden with outdoor dining patio are in an idyllic setting.
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.
Delightful family-run hotel in several old buildings. Rustic rooms themed on local crafts - wooden beamed ceilings and traditional decor. Indulgent open planned bathrooms. The atmospheric all-day restaurant is a popular hot spot. A great choice for foodies and local explorers.
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.