Qantas flies from Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane via Dubai to Paris. See qantas.com.au. It is a two-hour train ride from Paris to Beaune. See railplus.com.au.
Hotel le Cep is a charming historic half-timbered property in the heart of Beaune. Next door is Michelin-starred Au Loiseau des Vignes restaurant, which serves dozens of the finest burgundies by the glass. See hotel-cep-beaune.com
Ma Cuisine is a classic French bistro with an exceptional wine list. Passage Sainte-Helene, Beaune. +33(0) 3-80-22-3022. Aupres du Clocher offers a superb lunch at great value in Pommard. See aupresduclocher.com Le Montrachet is a classic Michelin-starred restaurant and hotel in Puligny Montrachet.
There are superb lesser-wellknown wines available from similar terroirs to the great names. Look out for barrels with bottles beside the road in villages, which means you are welcome for tastings. The author was a guest at Hotel le Cep and Au Loiseau des Vignes.
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