VISIT MACON, BURGUNDY
WE TAKE YOU TO A PRIVATE WINE TOUR IN BOURGOGNE MACONNAIS & AROUND
Chardonnay occupies 51% of the wine-growing area in Burgundy, offering, as far as the eye can see, its magnificent hillside landscapes followed by trays, planted with this grape variety from the Mâconnais.
The Mâconnais is located in the south of Burgundy, it is the southernmost vineyard in the region. It stretches 50 kilometers long, between Sennecey-le-Grand in the north and Saint-Véran to the Beaujolais border and covers around 5,600 hectares.
Traveling the Mâconnais wine route means having the opportunity to discover five greatest appellations, among the most prestigious in Burgundy, which are Pouilly-Fuissé, Pouilly-Vinzelles, Pouilly-Loché, Saint -Véran and Viré-Clessé.
Between tastings in renowned family estates, you will discover real treasures, including the rock of Solutré and Vergisson. In the footsteps of Alphonse de Lamartine, who described the rocks of Solutré and Vergisson as “Two petrified ships overlooking a sea of vines” or of President François Mitterand, climb them to observe “what goes, what comes, what moves and especially what does not move “before meeting around a traditional lunch in the vineyards in the middle of extraordinary landscapes, at a wine maker’s or in renowned restaurants.
Private wine makers will make you taste the wines from barrels, open 18 years old bottles. Owners will make you fully understand what an 8th generation wine makers feels for the vines of his ancestors. Welcome to a unique gastronomic and oenological experience in Burgundy.
We have no fixed itinerary, because at In-Luxe Travel France, true luxury follows no one else but you and combines rarity, knowledge, know-how, intuition. Take these itineraries as simply suggestions for the kind of holiday you might have in Burgundy.
MUST SEE & DO
What you shouldn’t miss to see and do while traveling to Mâcon and around.
Participate to harvest in the burgundy vineyards
We offer you the privilege to slip into the shoes of a winegrower and immerse yourself in the heart of the Climats of the Burgundy vineyards. Be introduced to harvesting techniques, visit the winery, discover the grape sorting, the winemaking stages …
End your day around the table, in the conviviality of the harvest, with a wine-grower’s meal accompanied by a tasting of the estate’s wines.
Experience Restaurant Pierre, in the Michelin guide since 1997
Located in a pedestrian street in Mâcon, push the door of this cozy house decorated with old stones. Treat yourself to an inventive and authentic cuisine that puts the spotlight on regional specialties, signed by Christian Gaulin, accompanied by a choice of wines where Mâconnais takes pride of place. A restaurant with 1 Michelin star since 1997 which continues to shine.
Visit the Abbaye de Cluny
Visiting the seat of the largest medieval monastic order in Western Europe and the largest Romanesque church ever built in Christendom for nearly 400 years, is learning about the origins of Burgundy unique wine-growing know-how, and how the monks of Cluny and Cîteaux lay the foundations for two fundamental concepts for the identity of the Burgundy terroir: the notion of Climats and the Clos which surround the Climats and shape the landscapes of Burgundy.
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Walk on the citadel of Besançon's ramparts
This 600-meter-long citadel is an astonishing example of military architecture listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the finest examples of the work of Sébastien de Vauban, the military engineer of Louis XIV who played a major role in the history of the fortifications by influencing the military architecture in Europe, but also on other continents until the middle of the 19th century.
HAVE A FUN & EDUCATIONAL LUNCH OR DINNER
We invite you to a unique initiation to the food and Burgundy wine pairing, during a lunch or a dinner in a gourmet restaurant, in a winegrower’s cellar or in the middle of a vineyard.
OENOLOGICAL WORKSHOP IN A WINEGROWER'S CELLAR
Led by our oenologists, take part in an initiatory journey of the senses through various workshops such as aromas, blind tasting, the art of barrels in the intimacy of hundred-old cellars.
VISIT BURGUNDY CLIMATS WITH OUR OENOLOGISTS
Discover the famous Climats of Burgundy, these delimited plots which give the wines all their character. Learn the nature of the soil and its influence on the vines, the classification of Burgundy wines, and the transformation process in the vines and the cellar.
JURA WINE TASTING TOUR
COMTE CHEESE: FARMS, FRUITIERES, AFFINEURS & COOKING CLASS
Visit enthusiastic and passionate Comté cheese farmers, cheesemakers and cellar masters. Explore a local affineur, meet a Comté milk producer, attend a cooking class with a Chef and savor your menu packed with delicious comté cheese.
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