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About Beaune

If you're interested in wine you'll fit in very well in Beaune. Unofficial capital of the Cote d'Or, Beaune is surrounded by golden hills of vine rows. This is what they make, they talk about, sell and of course taste. It is undoubtedly one of France's top destinations for wine tastings and many of the best places to stay in Beaune will arrange all that for you.

The main event in Beaune's calendar is 'Les Trois Glorieuses', a three day wine fair held every November. This is when the wine is transferred from barrels to bottles and wine buyers and merchants from around the world arrive to sample the previous year's vintage. Often making a judgement on a wine they won't even take delivery of for several years.

Beaune also has a wine museum. Housed in a building which was once the meeting place for the Dukes of Burgundy.

Aside from wine, Beaune is most famous for its Hotel-Dieu. Built in the 15th Century, this was one of Europe's earliest hospitals. But the Hotel-Dieu isn't just famous for its original purpose, it's has a glorious roof - tiled in a wonderful mosaic pattern. It remained in use as a hospital until the 70s and is now a museum to itself.

The rest of historic Beaune fans out from the hospital complex to the ramparts. On your stroll outwards you'll pass the 12th Century clock tower, medieval half-timbered houses and the Church of Notre-Dame - which has some impressive tapestries.

If you're driving north Beaune is an excellent place to stop off for a box of Burgundy. And you may as well sample local dishes Boeuf Bourguignon or snails in garlic, while you're at it.

What not to miss:

  • View the tapestries in the Church of Notre-Dame.
  • Stroll around Beaune’s ramparts that circle the town for 2.5 kilometres.
  • Stop by the Hôtel-Dieu a stunning late-medieval masterpiece.
  • Explore (and sample produce from) the Burgundy wine region.
  • Visit the private collection of Salvador Dalí works at the Dalineum.

During the summer months the best places to stay in Beaune get booked up fast so be sure to plan your trip in advance.

In the Centre of Town

  • L'Hotel de Beaune is a delightful, seven room hotel in a traditional, 19th century house. The rooms are large and surprisingly contemporary, there’s a sunny courtyard, a great classically French restaurant and a cafe bistro.
  • Chez les Fatien is an intimate, four room boutique hotel decorated with minimalist luxury. There’s a charming breakfast courtyard, a fantastically stocked wine cellar and an air of sophistication.

For a country house atmosphere

  • The Hotel Villa Louise is one of the best places to stay in Beaune if you're looking for a relaxed country house hotel feel. There's no restaurant, but they do breakfast and have an extensive wine cellar (of course - this is Beaune!), where they run wine tastings. You can enjoy all of this on the lovely terraces overlooking the small but charming gardens. With rooms starting from less than £75 per night, this is also a top choice in Beaune if you're watching your wallet.

For Foodies

  • The Hostellerie le Cedre is a smart 40 room hotel in the centre of Beaune with airy rooms and suites and a charming garden terrace. Of course there’s a good cellar too and a Michelin-starred restaurant.
  • Hotel le Cep is a great four star hotel in Beaune. Opulent rooms and suites have Louis XIV furnishings and colourful wallpapers. Excellent gourmet cuisine, stunning bar area and cavernouse dining room

For lovers of white rather than red!

  • If you're a fan of white over red, you may also want to consider Les Charmes in Mersault as your Burgundy base. This beautiful 18th Century mansion has charming grounds - more like a small park than a garden. This is definitely one of the best places to stay if you're looking for a secluded, romantic setting.

Best B&B

  • Les Jardin de Lois is a splendid little B&B in the heart of Beaune with just four boutique-style rooms. Expect antiques, oriental rugs, large bathrooms and garden views. There’s an excellent wine cellar, charming breakfast rooms and a lovely garden filled with magnolias.

For an apartment or villa

  • If you're travelling with family or a group of friends it may be a better option to book a villa or apartment. For a wide range of properties for all tastes and budgets we recommend you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel information

  • The nearest airports are in Dijon and Lyon. By train, there are regular trains departing from DIjon Gare to Beaune.
  • Weather-wise the best time to visit is the summer months from June to September with temperatures peaking in August around the mid twenties celcius.
  • If you plan to hire a car, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in Beaune

  • Hotel de France, Beaune Beaune 22 rooms from £80

    Families  -  Children are welcome at the Hotel De France with spacious family rooms and kids meals at Le Tast'Vin
    Groups  -  The large rooms and banquet facilities make the Hotel de France a great location for groups
    Local exploring  -  Located opposite the Beaune Train Station allowing guests to explore the region by train
    Sights nearby  -  Don't miss Beaune's iconic landmarks including Hospices Civils de Beaune and the Church of Notre Dame
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    A charming hotel in the centre of Beaune with rooms furnished with traditional wooden fittings and fireplaces. The hotel restaurant Le Tast'Vin is a local favourite serving regional specialities. The terrace is perfect for a relaxing drink or meal, particularly in the summer. See More

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  • La Passerelle des Cortons Beaune 3 rooms from £87

    Wine tasting  -  Set on the Route des Grands Crus, opposite Le château de Corton André, there is ample opportunity for wine tasting
    Groups  -  With just three rooms this is a great option to rent out in its entirety with a small group
    Hideaway  -  A tranquil property hidden amongst acres of vineyards — perfect for a quiet rural stay
    Cycling  -  The quiet lanes and relatively flat roads are ideal for cylists
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    A charming B&B with far reaching views across the surrounding vineyards. Cosy rooms are simply dressed with soft hues, traditional carved beds and roll-top baths. Breakfasts are enjoyed on the sunny terrace jutting out into the neighbouring field. A delightful spot from which to explore the region. See More

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  • Le Central Boutique Hôtel Beaune 23 rooms from £112

    Families  -  With spacious family rooms and babysitting services available at additional charge, Le Central is the perfect place for children
    Wine tasting  -  Guests can explore the world-famous Burgundy Wine Route and the rest of Beaune's prestigious wine cellars
    Contemporary  -  Interiors are chic and contemporary with pastel hues, retro-inspired furniture, and modern artworks
    Local exploring  -  Explore the historic town of Beaune from this prime central location
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    A gorgeous renovated 16th-century property in the centre of Beaune with spacious rooms and contemporary decor. The hotel restaurant 'Dame Tartine by Edgar' is located 50m away and serves the finest regional cuisine. Guests can dine in the dining room or the beautiful French Quarter courtyard. See More

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  • Hotel Villa Louise Aloxe-Corton, Burgundy 12 rooms from £113

    Country Escape  -  A traditional 17th century country house set in beautifully maintained gardens overlooking vineyards, a charming rural hideaway
    Families  -  A spacious family suite with adjoining rooms, expansive gardens, and a large pool make this an easy choice for a family break
    Local exploring  -  Beaune is just 4km away, hire a bike and explore the historic town and surrounding vineyards
    Wine tasting  -  A region famed for its wines, this is an idyllic base to go wine tasting from
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    An attractive country house with a cottage feel to it. Charming bedrooms and suites have wooden beamed ceilings, traditional fabrics, and a mix of antiques and modern furniture. There's a small spa which includes a pool and an extensive wine cellar. A classic rural hideaway. See More

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  • Ermitage de Corton Beaune 12 rooms from £117

    Families  -  The hotel makes children very welcome. There are board games, a large garden complete with a swing, and goats to pet too!
    Foodies  -  The head chef Vincent Chirat bring a touch of modernity to regional dishes in the standout fine dining restaurant
    Wine tasting  -  The sommelier offers wine tastings from the hotel's cellar and wine tourism can also be organised
    Country Escape  -  An idyllic rural retreat with rolling hills, leafy gardens, fantastic cuisine and regional wines
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    A classic country house in beautiful Chorey-les-Beaune. Traditionally designed rooms with chandeliers, parquet flooring and antique furniture. Regional cuisine served in the restaurant. Spend days lounging by the pool or cycling through the vineyards (and sampling some of the produce). Rural bliss. See More

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  • La Maison des Courtines Beaune 8 rooms from £121

    Foodies  -  The Burgundy region is a foodie paradise with gourmet restaurants galore, truffle tasting tours in Valois and much more
    Local exploring  -  Explore the historic town of Beaune and the Burgundy region rich in cultural, natural and gastronimical heritage
    Groups  -  Apartments can accommodate between 2 and 6 people — a great property for large groups to hire out
    Business meetings  -  This beautiful French mansion can be reserved for business meetings and seminars
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    This charming 17th-century property in the heart of historic Beaune offers self-catering apartments decorated in antique style but with all the modern amenities you require including a Nespresso Machine and washing machine. A great option for groups or families. See More

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  • Hotel le Clos Montagny-lès-Beaune, Burgundy 24 rooms from £121

    Full of character  -  A beautifully restored 18th century farmhouse with plenty of original features including enormous fireplaces and beamed ceilings
    Families  -  The interconnecting family suites, spacious gardens, and large outdoor pool make this an easy base for families
    Cycling  -  There's a dedicated 500km cycling route through Burgundy parts of which you can explore from the property
    Country Escape  -  A lovely country house with charming interiors and picturesque countryside to explore by foot or cycle
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    A beautiful 18th-century sandstone farmhouse set within expansive gardens. Rustic chic rooms have exposed stonework, antique furniture, and floral fabrics. There's a large outdoor pool and sun terrace to enjoy an evening drink. A charming base to cycle, hike or go on wine tastings from. See More

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  • La Terre d'Or Beaune (Burgundy) 9 rooms from £139

    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.
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    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. See More

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  • Les Chambres de L'Imprimerie Beaune 5 rooms from £146

    Chic  -  There's a chic boutique feel with contemporary grey hues, polished wooden floors, and a mix of antiques and modern furniture
    Local exploring  -  Perfect for exploring Beaune and the surrounding countryside filled with rolling vineyards and picturesque villages
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Crack open a bottle of local wine and settle in to your elegant and spacious rooms complete with seating area
    Wine tasting  -  Ask your host Sebastien to take you around the best local vineyards on a wine tour
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    A stylish industrial conversion in an old printery in Beaune. The five bedrooms, large living and dining rooms have been artfully restored to give them an impossibly cosy feel, while also holding true to their factory roots. Elegant furnishings, friendly family service and homecooked breakfasts. See More

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  • Les Jardins de Lois Beaune 5 rooms from £156

    Foodies  -  Beaune is choc full of great places to eat with two Michelin starred restaurants and plenty more that feature in the guide!
    Wine tasting  -  The hotel owners make their own (very good) wine and offer tastings and tours of their private cellar
    Local exploring  -  Located in the heart of the city yet it feels very quiet and secluded due to its spacious garden
    Self catering to rent  -  There is a two bed two bath apartment which sleeps four and has a fully equipped kitchen
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    A splendid little B&B in central Beaune. Boutique rooms modelled on vintage wines feature lilacs and creams, antiques, oriental rugs, large bathrooms and some have garden views. Wine cellar, charming breakfast room and lovely gardens filled with magnolias. A romantic choice for wine lovers. See More

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  • Cote Rempart Beaune 5 rooms from £165

    Groups  -  The private mansion has five bedrooms and guests have access to the living room, kitchen, and gardens — ideal for groups
    Chic  -  Interiors are that perfect mix of the old and the new with period features aplenty set against stylish modern furniture
    Local exploring  -  Boasting a tranquil spot by the old city ramparts and just a short stroll to the city centre
    Wine tasting  -  Take a wine tour of the region and sample the famed produce
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    A luxurious B&B nestled beside the old city ramparts. Design throughout is quintessentially French, traditional yet unfussy. Sumptuous breakfasts are served, many of the main attractions are within walking distance and the hosts will happily give advice on the best vineyards to visit in the region. See More

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  • Le Clos du Colombier Beaune 12 rooms from £187

    Country Escape  -  With tennis courts, two swimming pools, a small spa, and charming rural surrounds - this is an idyllic country escape
    Families  -  Family suites as well as kids' meals and babysitting services make it a great choice for family holidays
    Local exploring  -  Right in the heart of Burgundy, it's the perfect launchpad for exploring the beautiful wine region
    Wine tasting  -  Located just two miles from the Burgundy Wine School, be sure to make a trip!
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    Le Clos du Colombier is a stellar hotel set amidst the rolling vineyards of Burgundy. The delightful rooms are designed with simple elegance and attention to detail. Enjoy delicious regional food and local wines on the terrace overlooking the vines. Perfect for a relaxing getaway in Burgundy. See More

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  • 41 Mafoux by Bruno Colin Beaune 2 rooms from £217

    Local exploring  -  Discover Beaune from this charming property, located a short walk from Hospices Civils de Beaune and the Church of Notre Dame
    Families  -  This two-bedroomed apartment which sleeps up to six is the perfect property for families
    Sights nearby  -  Ideally located in the centre of Beaune, the perfect place to explore its rich cultural heritage
    Great walks  -  Discover Beaune and its surrounds - there are a range of great walking trails
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    A gorgeous historic building complete with a beautifully-kept courtyard in the heart of Beaune. This private apartment sleeps up to six people and is fully equipped. Rooms are elegantly decorated with wooden floors and furniture to match the traditional French townhouse feel. See More

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  • Hostellerie le Cedre Beaune 40 rooms from £259

    Boutique  -  Reception rooms are wonderfully traditional keeping the building's original grandeur while rooms feel modern with luxe touches
    Foodies  -  The restaurant Clos du Cèdre, serves upscale local fare on the garden terrace, accompanied by more than 400 Burgundy wines
    5* Luxury  -  With high-end service, chic design, fine-dining, and a fabulous wine collection this is a luxurious stay
    Wine tasting  -  Located in the Burgundy region amongst the best vineyards of the region
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A luxury hotel set in the centre of Beaune. Rooms & suites are modern and very stylish while the rest of the building keeps its original charm. A cellar, full of character, is perfect for sampling local vintages while the hotel's elegant restaurant is standout. A grown-up and romantic stay. See More

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  • Hotel Le Cep Beaune 64 rooms from £338

    Foodies  -  The gourmet restaurant is overseen by the Bernard Loiseau group and offers delicious traditional regional dishes
    Traditional  -  Wood, antiques, trompe-l’oeil and Renaissance sculptures maintain the period charm throughout the rooms
    Romantic Break  -  Discover some of the most beautiful caves of Beaune followed by a candle lit dinner in the wine cellar
    Sights nearby  -  Walking distance to the Basilique Notre-Dame
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    An elegant luxury hotel in Beaune known as a gastronome's destination. Opulent rooms & suites have Louis XIV furnishings and colourful wallpapers. There's excellent gourmet regional cuisine, a stunning bar area and a cavernous dining room. Romantic, gourmet, and very luxurious. See More

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