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Hotels in Burgundy from  Beaune to Dijon

Stay in a chateau, former abbey or old manor house in burgundy

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Burgundy is a wonderful area to stay in, with its rolling countryside full of old chateaux, former abbeys and manor houses offering hotels or bed and breakfast accommodation. If you're visiting Beaune or Dijon or passing through the area, check out this list of my favorites.

1. Chateau de Courban & Spa

© Chateau Corban

Set in its own grounds in Courban, a small village which makes a good stop between Troyes in Champagne and Dijon in Burgundy, the pretty 19th-century chateau has a delightfully rural feel to it. Some of the 22 different sized rooms are quirkily decorated; others are cosy with bathrooms cleverly hidden behind old doors. For the retiring or for families, the annexe has interconnecting accommodation consisting of a junior suite with a double bed plus a room with twin beds. There’s an outdoor pool and spa offering a variety of treatments. There’s also a well equipped room for disabled people which is unusual in many hotels. The restaurant offers Burgundian cuisine.

Practical Information

7 rue du Lavoir
Courban
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 80 93 78 69
Website
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Near Champagne, the Abbaye de Fontenay, and Chablis

2. Chateau de Vault de Lugny

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© Chateau de Vault de Lugny

If you want a real chateau hotel experience, complete with huge four poster beds, roaring fires on chilly days, a charming kitchen garden supplying the very good restaurant and wonderful grounds, look no further than this chateau hotel, just 15 kilometers (9.5 miles) from Vézelay in a small village.

Book the Le Roy room and you get both four poster and fireplace in your bedroom. Bathrooms with every room are large and luxurious, while wood paneling, wooden or warm red-tiled floors and antique furniture make you feel like the King, Queen or Prince you undoubtedly were in another life. There’s also a pool, beautifully lit and seductively housed in the stone vaults. In winter, take dinner in the former kitchen, built in 1614 and dominated by a huge stone fireplace and with a grand vaulted ceiling. In summer, the terrace is perfect with great views over the extensive gardens.

Practical Information

11 rue du Chateau
Vault de Lugny
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 86 34 07 86
Website
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Near Vezelay (15 kms, 9.5 miles), Avallon (4 kms, 2 miles) and Chablis

3. La Cueillette Hotel Spa Resort

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© Mary Anne Evans, licensed to about.com

This is a chateau with a difference, set beside the vineyards in the town of Meursault. The main reception rooms recall the glory days of its 19th-century past when it was rebuilt on the foundations of a former Cistercian abbey dating from the 12th century. But the 19 bedrooms are thoroughly modern with a minimalist décor, striking color schemes, and of course excellent bathrooms.

The spa offers what they refer to as ‘Fruititherapie’ which roughly translates as fruit therapy treatments, based on the anti-oxydantal properties of the red berries of Burgundy. The owner is a doctor with a very successful practice, so you’re in good hands here. There’s a very generous sized pool with views of the surrounding countryside and an area for sitting out.

Two restaurant offer either gourmet cooking, or a more casual bistro style in the ‘Kitchen Garden bistro’.

Practical Information

Chateau de Citeaux
Rue de Citeaux
Meursault
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 80 20 62 80
Website
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Heart of the Cote d'Or wine region, near Beaune and the top wine names of Burgundy.

4. La Maison d’Olivier Leflaive

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© La Maison d'Olivier Leflaive

You’ll discover this delightful hotel in the middle of the main square of the small village of Puligny-Montrachet that gives its name to one of the great Burgundy wines. This is an unusual hotel with 11 rooms and 2 junior suites ranging from the conventional to the decidedly quirky. One has a country feel with exposed beams and wooden floors and a decorative theme that takes a black-and-white cow as its inspiration; another is 50s retro for the would-be pop star. Check on the website before booking to get the right room for you. The restaurant is bistro style and good value and there’s a serious wine list plus special wine tasting here. Of all the hotels in the area, this is one of the most relaxed.

Practical Information

10 Place du Monument
Puligny-Montrachet
Tel.: 00 33(0)3 80 21 37 65
Website
Location map
Heart of the Cote de Beaune wine region, near Beaune and the top wine names of Burgundy

5. Abbaye de la Bussiere

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© Ossi Laurila

For those who like their hotels in old buildings, this is the place. The former Abbey is in the little village of La Bussière-sur-Orche, on the Burgundy Canal. A former Cistercian abbey founded in 1130, the Abbaye de la Bussiere complex of stone buildings has it all: an arched gateway entrance separating the abbey from the village, beautiful old buildings including a dovecot and a setting of 18 acres of green lawns and forests. Today the English owners have converted it into a hotel (it’s also their family home), with all the creature comforts of the 21st century, and all the romanticism of the past. It's an easy motorway drive of about 45 minutes from Dijon and makes a good base for exploring the region.

Practical Information

La Bussière-sur-Orche
21360 Dijon
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 80 49 02 29
Website
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In the west of the Cote d'Or region, near Dijon

6. Le Relais Bernard Loiseau

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© Le Relais Bernard Loiseau

If you want real luxury in a delightfully informal setting, choose this hotel in Saulieu. Bernard Loiseau was one of France’s great chefs and hoteliers; his legacy is carried on today by his wife Dominique, and in the kitchens (that really do live up to the ‘legendary’ description), Patrick Bertron carries on seamlessly. The building was originally 18th century and there are delightful decorative old touches in the rooms – warm tiled floors, ceilings held up by old wooden beams and antique furniture. But the facilities, including a superb spa, are completely up to date. The restaurant retains its 3 Michelin stars, while the wine list is…well once again, legendary.

Practical Information

2 rte. d’Argentine
Saulieu
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 80 90 53 53
Website
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In the Cote d’Or wine region and the center of Burgundy in the Morvan Regional Park

7. Hostellerie La Tour d’Auxois

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© Hostellerie de la Tour d'Auxois

There are 30 rooms in this medieval coaching inn that has been well converted into a charming boutique hotel in Saulieu. It’s elegant and quiet with an excellent restaurant serving traditional dishes like snails, plus regional Burgundian dishes, a garden and swimming pool. Intriguingly shaped rooms, exposed beams, antique furniture and comfortable beds are the order of the day here.

Practical Information

Sq. Alexandre Dumaine
Saulieu
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 80 64 36 19
Website
In the Cote d’Or wine region and the center of Burgundy in the Morvan Regional Park

8. Chateau de Gilly

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© Chateau de Gilly

Once the residence of the Cistercian abbots of the 14th to 17th centuries, the old, mellow stone building offers a great Burgundian experience. Comfortable and welcoming, with large sofas to sink into in front of a roaring fire, and generous sized bedrooms, the hotel is owned by the small family run group, Grandes Etapes Francaises that also has properties like the Domaine de Beauvois near Tours, and the Chateau d’Artigny in the Loire Valley.

There’s a pool, tennis, a large billiards table, a restaurant with a vaulted 14th-century ceiling which has a very good cellar and large gardens.

Practial Information

Vougeot
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 80 62 89 98
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In the Nuits St-George region, half way between Dijon and Beaune.
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9. Le Cep

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© Le Cep, Beaune, Burgundy

Made up of a mixture of different old houses from the 16th to the 18th centuries connected by cobbled courtyards and archways, Le Cep has huge rooms which Michelin has described as being museum-like. There's a delightful garden, all the more pleasant as the hotel is right in the heart of Beaune. There’s no restaurant in the hotel, but it is affiliated with Loiseau des Vignes, a restaurant which is part of the Bernard Loiseau group.

Practical Information

27 rue Maufoux
Beaune
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 80 22 35 48
Website
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10. La Monastille

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© La Monastille, Thomirey, Burgundy

If you want a different experience from one of the above hotels, try these delightful chambres d'hote (bed and breakfast) in an 18th-century grand old Burgundian house, located in a small village just a few miles from Beaune. La Monastille has three pretty double rooms decorated with antique furniture, plus a tower room. A good, home-made breakfast is served in a flagstoned room, gardens and a warm welcome. Dinner can be ordered in advance. At 75 euros for two including breakfast, this is a real find.

Practical Information

Thomirey
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 80 20 00 80
Website (in French)
Location map
Near Beaune in the Cote d'Or wine region

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