Explore Côte d'Or
Set off on an adventure from our hotel in Montbard
The Côte d’Or department, located in the heart of Burgundy, invites you to discover its heritage, vineyards, castles and museums. The Côte d’Or was named for the colour that sets aglow the vines planted on the slopes of its beautiful villages: Gevrey-Chambertin, Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Beaune, Pommard, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet…
Outings on bikes, gourmet breaks, tastings, historic tours... the Côte d’Or has a wealth of treasures just waiting to be discovered. Our hotel in Montbard is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday between nature and culture. In the immediate vicinity (less than 10 minutes by car), the Abbey of Fontenay, a UNESCO world heritage site, founded in 1118 by Saint Bernard, is one of the oldest Cistercian monasteries in Europe. Just 20 minutes from the hotel, the site of the battle of Alésia and its MuséoParc will immerse you in the history of the famous battle between Vercingetorix and Cesar. The interpretation centre’s scenic displays offer a dynamic and interactive vision of the siege of Alésia.
You can’t come to Côte d’Or without visiting Burgundy’s Route des Grands Crus, the oldest wine route in France, which started wine tourism. Its passes through two towns, Dijon and Beaune, and 37 legendary villages including Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Aloxe-Corton, Pommard, Meursault… not forgetting the unmissable Clos Vougeot.
If you want to enjoy a stroll through the Middle Ages, head for the Pay d’Auxois to the west of the Côte d’Or. From Semur-en-Auxois to Châteauneuf, passing through Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, you will discover the regions rich past in its towers, fortifications, castles and monasteries.