France – Festival of Saint Vincent in Burgundy


3 days / 100 km - 26th et 27th January
Period : January
Reference : 10B068

Prix : 185€
St Vincent is the patron Saint of winegrowers and the St Vincent Festival at the end of January is a key moment in the winter calendar. The Brotherhood of Burgundy Winegrowers organise a lavish and colourful fete which is held in a different village every year. After a procession and mass, there’s feasting and celebrations, with many wine cellars throwing open their doors for tasting. Discover Bourgogne in a trip package. 

Trip

D1 Beaune Wines (25 km)

Lunch in Beaune, wine capital of Burgundy. Guided Tour of the Hospices (former hospital complex), a work of art blending Flemish and Burgundy styles, whose famous brightly coloured tiled roof has become emblatic of the region. Then wine-tasting in the pretigious setting of the Wine Market cellats. Dinner, and overnight in the Beaune region.

D2 Saint Vincent Wine Festival (50 km)

In the village of Chassagne-Montrachet, join in the fun of the St Vincent Festival, the winegrowers annual celebrations. The Burgundy Brotherhood parade in official robes, the streets are decorated with thousands of paper flowers and a festive atmosphere reigns. With your commemorative glass you can sample lots of the different wines from the region, gathered here for the festival. Lunch at your leisure at one of the numerous street stalls. After lunch visit Vougeot Castle for a guided tour. The castle is headquarters of the “Chevaliers du Tastevin” or Tastevin brotherhood, whose aim is to promote all things Burgundian, notably the wines. It also houses some wonderful wine presses and a wine cellar dating back to the 12th century. Dinner and overnight.

D3 Burgundy Sparkling Wines (25 km)

Near Beaune you can visit the « Atelier de la Bulle » which guides you through the history, and making of the region’s Crémant de Bourgogne sparkling wine. A wine-tasting session follows. Lunch.


Service details
Full Board (except lunch on day 2) in a 2* hotel, Beaune-Dijon region
Guided Tour (1h–including entry) : Hospices Museum
Entrance Fees: St Vincent Festival, Vougeot Chateau
Visits with tasting: Wine Market in Beaune, Atelier de la Bulle (sparkling wines museum)
Possible supplements

chambre individuelle (2n) : 54 €



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