Your walk out of Beaune escapes the hustle and bustle almost immediately and you'll soon find yourself in the vineyards by way of the peaceful Parc de la Bouzaize. Starting off on paved quiet roads, you soon take a detour via the GR 7 into local woodland and even more vineyards! You will then pass the town of Pommard, and a small detour through the town is recommended. Well-known for its rich red wines, there are plenty of opportunities for wine tasting in this quaint town.
A short but steep ascent takes you out of Pommard and back on the vineyard trails. Next you'll come across the hamlet of Monthelie, even smaller than Pommard but still with ample 'degustation'. The walk into Meursault is a pleasant one and I recommend relaxing with a drink in the charming square upon your arrival!
Safety informationThere are some uneven tracks to walk in the woods so do mind your step. Also, just before heading down into Meursault, there's a busy road to cross so do please be very careful here.
Tips and hints
There are many places in Beaune to buy food and drink for a packed lunch, however, this may not be so necessary today. You will find a patisserie, charcuterie, cafes and bars in Pommard where you can rest for a break. If you do require any items from a larger supermarket or pharmacy then definitely buy these before you leave Beaune.
Points of Interest
The square bell tower of its eighteenth century church characterises the village and, on the hills that surround Pommard, the vineyards dominate the landscape. Pommard only produces red wine and no white.
Meursault is an Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC), in the Côte de Beaune subregion of the Burgundy wine region, and it produces mainly white wines from Chardonnay grapes. Within the Meursault AOC there are some Premier Cru vineyards, but no Grand Cru.
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