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A spring adventure in the Gastronomy Valley 💐

Chorey-les-Beaune > Saint-Aubin > Belleville-en-Beaujolais > Choranche > Beaufort-sur-Gervanne
Tour duration 4 days, 3 nights
TravelBy car
As the first flowers brighten the landscape, it's the perfect time to explore the regional culinary traditions of the Vallée de la Gastronomie with this springtime gourmet getaway. Combining authenticity and creativity, we invite you to a spring feast where every bite is a celebration of nature reborn: between bike rides, gourmet restaurants, discovering the gourmet Vercors, make the most of the fine weather with our selection of gourmet activities. 💐🍽️
11 steps distributed over 4 days

Day 1

Chorey-les-Beaune > Saint-Aubin
L'Ermitage de Corton
In the heart of the vineyards, 7 minutes from Beaune, on the "Route des Grands Crus", Ermitage Corton invites you to discover its gourmet restaurant, set in a beautiful garden facing the Butte de Corton, a prestigious Grand Cru of the Côte de Beaune.

At the restaurant table, you'll enjoy fair, modern and balanced cuisine, made with locally grown produce or produce that respects traditions and the environment. To accompany this inventive cuisine, we offer a wine list featuring several hundred references, from Grands Crus to wines from up-and-coming estates carefully selected by the owner.

At lunchtime, discover the market formula inspired by the chef.
In the evening, the decor changes and the restaurant becomes cosy, with a hushed, serene atmosphere.

For prices, opening times and opening days, please contact the restaurant directly.
ermitage de corton
5 min By car
4.2 km
Bike and wine day in Côte de Beaune
Discover the Côtes de Beaune vineyards by bike. On a guided tour, you'll discover the wines and villages of the Côtes de Beaune, passing through some of Burgundy's most prestigious vineyards (Pommard, Puligny-Montrachet, Volnay, etc.). The program includes tastings in the vineyards, visits to estates and cellars, meetings with winegrowers, etc.
Bike and wine day in Côte de Beaune
18 min By car
18 km
Maison Prosper Maufoux
In the heart of the Burgundy vineyards, in the historic Château de Saint-Aubin, our four rooms each offer a unique and warm atmosphere. They invite you to discover the spirit of a charming guest house on the Côte de Beaune, combining contemporary elegance with authentic charm, designer decor and period furniture. The top-of-the-range facilities and the attention paid to the aesthetics of each room bear witness to the modern vision of hospitality offered by the Piffaut family in Burgundy.

Everything evokes the pleasure of entertaining in the spirit of a family home, where comfort is taken care of down to the smallest detail. Every booking includes a Prosper Maufoux wine tasting session to be scheduled at the cellar, to prolong the pleasure and enhance your tasting knowledge during your visit.
With its windows opening onto the surrounding vineyards, the natural beauty of the landscape is expressed from the Château de Saint-Aubin, making it the destination and starting point for unique experiences on Burgundy's Côte de Beaune.

On the first floor of the Château de Saint-Aubin, the Le Clos room opens out onto the estate's vineyards and the mosaic of the Climats du vignoble de Bourgogne UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On the first floor, accessed via a private hall, the La Combe room offers a breathtaking view of the Clos, the Combe hillside and the mythical Mont de Sène, which dominates the Hautes Côtes de Beaune.
With its confidential vantage point over the Saint-Aubin countryside, the Pièce sous le Bois, located on the first floor, offers an unbeatable view of the Combe.
Located on the second floor of the château, the Les Criots room offers multiple viewpoints over the village of Saint-Aubin, the Clos du Domaine and the roofs of the historic building.

For rates and availability, please contact the service provider directly.
Serge Chapuis
1 h 07 min By car
95 km

Day 2

Saint-Aubin > Belleville-en-Beaujolais
Wine cellar - Vignerons des Terres Secrètes
The Vignerons des Terres Secrètes are the heirs of a cooperative movement organized in the Mâconnais. Our members have been winegrowing for generations, driven to reveal the sublime terroir through a range of great wines. The Vignerons des Terres Secrètes is the only cooperative winery located within the perimeter of the Solutré Pouilly Vergisson Grand Site de France, and has been awarded the Vignerons en Développement Durable label.
22 min By car
19 km
Le Hameau Duboeuf
Hameau Duboeuf, the first wine park in Beaujolais. A unique site in France! Surprises await you on a journey that's both fun and cultural. Discover the know-how of the winegrowers through exceptional exhibitions and unique audiovisual shows: dynamic cinema, 3D cinema, an immersive show immersing viewers in the history of the Beaujolais region, and captivating Explor' Games® digital treasure hunts.
New since 8 April 2023! The Hameau Duboeuf is celebrating its 30th anniversary! Visitors will be able to discover a brand new show at the Gare, which has been completely refurbished for the occasion: L'Impérial, a scenography where history meets fiction and collectors' items come to life to the delight of young and old alike.
Between April and September, take a stroll through the gardens and enjoy the aromas and flavours, or play a round of Adventure Golf (a dynamic, fun, landscaped-style miniature golf course).
Shop open every day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Catering on site from Wednesday to Sunday.
Hameau Duboeuf/Collection Hameau Duboeuf
10 min By car
10 km
Greet Hotel Belleville
The Belleville Hotel is ideally located near to exit n°30 of the A6 motorway: 30 minutes from Lyon city centre and just 5 minutes from Villefranche sur Saône.

The hotel is open seven days a week; it is very easy to get to and has a free car-park..

We are sure you will enjoy your stopover in the Beaujolais region, whether you are travelling through on business, here for the weekend or passing through as a family on your way to Lyon or the South of France.

The hotel has 49 spacious rooms including a number of family and luxury rooms, it is fully air conditioned and there is free WiFi everywhere.

Our staff will make every effort to guarantee you a warm welcome and meet your every need, particularly as regards the organisation of your business seminars and group visits (associations, tours, etc.).

We also have 2 specially adapted rooms for the disabled on the ground floor with flush-floor level showers.
 © hotel belleville.com
2 h 11 min By car
196 km

Day 3

Belleville-en-Beaujolais > Choranche
Aromatiques de Choranche
Plants that do good!

Enjoy our lovingly-grown plants and let their virtues accompany you. We offer you a unique range of gourmet herbal teas with a healing effect. On sale at Cabane Café.

The great diversity of our crops, blended with the wild plants that surround them, allows our creative spirit to wander for different herbal teas and other transformations.

During our educational visits and training courses, you'll discover the origins of plants, their properties, their habitats and recipes for transformation.

There's only one step from plant to plate. We'll guide you through the picking and recipes to delight your taste buds.

Discover our fun and participative cooking classes.
 © Gilles Dacier Falque
8 min By car
5.6 km
La Ferme du Clos
An enchanted getaway for everyone ! In an unspoilt green setting, marvel at the contact with goats, donkeys, sheep, rabbits, pigs, chickens, cows, horses...
Discover the life of an organic farm on 9 hectares of meadows, moors and orchards, and treat yourself to a snack, meal or tasting.
You'll have the pleasure of discovering authentic organic and local flavors.
Donkey rides are also available to discover the farm and its surrounding biodiversity.

During your visit, you can take part in differents activities :
- Discover the farm's many organic animals: goats, rabbits, poultry, pigs, sheep, donkeys, horses, Highland cows...
- Visit the cheese dairy and unravel the mystery of cheese-making!

For your comfort, we recommend that you wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing.
Angélique et son troupeau © Adelinev38 par Inspiration Vercors
10 min By car
7.9 km
Domaine Mayoussier
Domaine Mayoussier is a family-run vineyard with 3 hectares of vines tended by hand and horsepower, without mechanization since 2013. We also use eco-pasture to manage the grass cover on our plots, and protect biodiversity by planting hedgerows and bird nesting boxes.
6 grape varieties are grown on the estate: Syrah, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Roussanne, Pinot Gris and Persan, all of which we vinify as naturally as possible.

All our wines are vinified, matured and bottled on the estate. As part of its eco-responsible approach, the domaine offers a deposit for the re-use of its glass bottles.

The Mayoussier Experience:
All year round, Domaine Mayoussier offers visitors a variety of ways to discover its terroir and wines. Activities can be unique or complementary, and several options are available.
Domaine Mayoussier vue du ciel © Domaine Mayoussier
12 min By car
10 km
Cabane Café
At Cabane Café, our priority is you, your well-being, letting go and connecting with Nature.

Our team will guide you to share a unique and unusual moment.

On an 8,000 m2 natural area, choose your place: a hut, a suspended terrace, hammocks or a four-poster bed. Relax, breathe, observe and taste our local & organic products, selected mainly from the Vercors region.

Cabane Café is a place of freedom. Here, you're at home.

Discover the Beeppy Association's educational trail, which works to protect bees, pollinators and the environment. A free, fun and instructive visit for young and old alike.
 © Marvin AIMAR - Amandine MOULIS
1 h 01 min By car
57 km

Day 4

Choranche > Beaufort-sur-Gervanne
Chocolaterie Frigoulette
Our story began in the small village of Beaufort-sur-Gervanne, at the heart of the Vercors Regional Nature Park. Our organic, fair trade chocolate factory is at the end of a pretty little winding road that leads away from the village. Its name rings through the surrounding garrigue: the Frigoulette.

We manufacture and package our own superb range of chocolate in a cool, bioclimatic workshop, using 'Premier Grand Cru' cocoa from a fair trade plantation on the island of São Tomé and Príncipe in the Gulf of Guinea. The best cocoa beans in the world!
Since the very beginning, traceability and responsible practices have been paramount for us, and with my team we create 'real chocolate', chocolate with the organic, fair trade label, produced according to environmentally friendly practices and ensuring the producers from the island are given a decent wage (with my partner KAOKA). Frigoulette has been certified a Bio Partenaire®, and fair trade company by the Ecocert organisation.

The Frigoulette workshop doesn't use animal fats and only makes pure cocoa butter chocolate, without the use of palm oil and gluten-free.
 © Marianne Louge
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