National Geographic Traveller (UK)



Getting there & around

Eurostar runs multiple daily services from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord, with a typical journey of 2hr16m.

Alternativ­ely, EasyJet flies to Dijon from Gatwick, Luton or Manchester; British Airways from Heathrow, and Air France from Heathrow and Manchester. Average flight time: 1h20m.

In Paris, Hertz rents cars from just beside the Gare du Nord or from either airport, with the option to return in Dijon.

When to go

Spring has average temperatur­es of 20C, while autumn offers the sights and flavours of the harvest. Summer temperatur­es can top 30C, while winters are cold and cloudy.

Where to stay

La Côte Saint Jacques & Spa, Joigny. Doubles from £275, B&B. cotesaintj­

Grand Hôtel La Cloche, Dijon. From £150, room only. Château de Saint-Aubin, Saint-Aubin. From £214, B&B.

Places mentioned

Caves Bienvenu.

Château de Pommard. chateaudep­

France Montgolfiè­res hot air ballooning. franceball­

Loiseau des Ducs.

La Cabane.

More info

Burgundy Tourism.

How to do it

offers bespoke day tours of either Chablis and Grand Auxerrois or the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune from £420 per person (minimum two people), including private vehicle and driver, wine-tastings and bilingual guide.

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