Hotels in Burgundy From Beaune to Dijon

Vineyards in autumn at sunrise, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France

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Burgundy is a wonderful area of France to stay in, with its rolling countryside full of chateaux, former abbeys, and manor houses. These buildings make great historic hotels and bed and breakfast accommodations.

  • 01 of 09

    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 château has a delightfully rural feel to it. Some of the 22 different sized rooms are quirkily decorated; others are cozy with bathrooms cleverly hidden behind old doors. For the retiring or for families, the annex 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.

    Location

    7 rue du Lavoir
    Courban

    Near Champagne, the Abbaye de Fontenay, and Chablis.

  • 02 of 09

    If you want a real château 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.

    Location

    11 rue du Château
    Vault de Lugny

    Near Vézelay (15 kms, 9.5 miles), Avallon (4 kms, 2 miles), and Chablis.

  • 03 of 09

    This is a château 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 antioxidant 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 restaurants offer either gourmet cooking or a more casual bistro-style in the ‘Kitchen Garden bistro’.

    Location

    Château de Citeaux
    Rue de Citeaux
    Meursault

    Heart of the Cote d'Or wine region, near Beaune and the top wine names of Burgundy.

  • 04 of 09

    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.

    Location

    10 Place du Monument
    Puligny-Montrachet

    Heart of the Cote de Beaune wine region, near Beaune and the top wine names of Burgundy.

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  • 05 of 09

    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 Bussière 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.

    Location

    La Bussière-sur-Orche
    21360 Dijon

    In the west of the Cote d'Or region, near Dijon.

  • 06 of 09

    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.

    Location

    2 rte. d’Argentine
    Saulieu

    In the Cote d’Or wine region and the center of Burgundy in the Morvan Regional Park.

  • 07 of 09

    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.

    Location

    Sq. Alexandre Dumaine
    Saulieu

    In the Cote d’Or wine region and the center of Burgundy in the Morvan Regional Park.

  • 08 of 09

    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 ​ Château 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.

    Location

    Vougeot

    In the Nuits St-George region, halfway between Dijon and Beaune.

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  • 09 of 09

    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.

    Location

    27 rue Maufoux
    Beaune