Vignobles & Découvertes : Côte Chalonnaise in Burgundy
Southern Burgundy greets visitors with its Cote Chalonnaise vineyards, properly explored along the Wine Road wending its way through the growing area's villages and appellations.
Bouzeron, Rully, Mercurey, Givry, Montagny and Cotes du Couchois all fan out from the city of Chalon-sur-Saone.
Located at the intersection of the Paris-Lyon-Geneva travel corridors, as an extension of the Côtes de Beaune southward into the Maconnais, the Chalonnais region fits all travel itineraries and is especially appreciated for its non-motorised touring opportunities.
Small rural monuments display pieces of French history, with castles, Greenways, the Saone River and Canal du Centre offering a different perspective of the vineyard.
Several tourist offices and information booths present the full range of local tourist amenities and services and help visitors customise their local tours.
- Saint Gengoux-le-National,
- Saint Léger-sur-Dheune,
- Cormatin, and Couches.
All year round, individual and cooperative
wineries host tours for interested visitors to discover what makes a famous
wine... from vine to glass.
At a glance
The Côte Chalonnaise features 103 attractions for tourists:
- 25 wine estates and cellars including Chateau de Chamirey in Mercurey
- 26 lodging accommodations including Les Vignes Derrière - B&Bs – in Saint Boil
- 16 restaurants including Le Saint Georges in Chalon-sur-Saone