Wine, cheese and restaurants

In Bourgogne a visit to a vineyard is a must, and with Chablis just half an hour away, you will have some of the best in the world on your doorstep. Many offer tours of the cellars and the winemaking process, and tastings are obligatory. You must try the Kir cocktail invented in Burgundy – a blend of local white wine form the Aligoté grape and Crème de Cassis. The Cremant de Bourgogne, the local sparkling wine can be every bit as good its neighbour Champagne. In the south the Côte De Nuits and Côte De Beaune vineyards are superb and make a wonderful day out, with a drive along the route of the Grands Crus de Bourgogne . 
Burgundy has 25 Michelin starred restaurants, and there are also many very good, reasonably priced restaurants in the area – like Les Millésimes at Noyers, and Hostellerie des Clos in Chablis. Great value and a great meal can be had   nearby at the acclaimed La Mirabelle at St Remy and L’Ecluse 79 at Chassignelles.

For cheese lovers, don’t miss Époisses , Chaource and Citeaux,  and Burgundy’s other most famous exports, Flavigny’s aniseed balls and Dijon’s mustard.