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Discover the must-sees of the Vallée de la Gastronomie 🌟

La Bussière-sur-Ouche > Beaune > Tournus > Igé > Lyon 5e Arrondissement > Tain-l'Hermitage > Soyons > Malataverne
Tour duration 8 days, 7 nights
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Discover the must-see experiences of the Vallée de la Gastronomie and prepare yourself for an extraordinary gastronomic discovery.
This route take you into the heart of a region renowned for its culinary richness and exceptional gastronomic heritage. More exquisite delights await you at every stop on this gourmet route. From picturesque villages to major cities, you'll explore bustling markets, visit renowned vineyards and savor refined dishes in Michelin-starred restaurants.
So get ready to experience unforgettable moments and succumb to the french art de vivre.
This route can be completed on one or many occasions depending on your preferences.

Day 1

La Bussière-sur-Ouche > Beaune
The pleasure of a signature at Restaurant 1131
This gourmet restaurant is located in a beautiful setting in the abbey cloisters. For dinner and lunch and dinner on Sunday.

Sunday brunch at Abbaye de la Bussière begin again this year, with the first one on Sunday 20th March.

A new, reduced price for children of 16€.
34 min By car
33 km
Hostellerie Cèdre & Spa • Beaune
Right in the heart of Beaune, opposite the ramparts and just a stone's throw from the famous Hospices, Hostellerie Cèdre & Spa Beaune***** opens the doors to the French art of living, a charming blend of elegance, well-being and gourmet experiences.

Nestling in a verdant garden, the establishment offers 40 personalised rooms and suites, a gourmet restaurant Clos du Cèdre, awarded a Michelin star, a lounge bar with fireplace and a Nuxe Spa set in a magnificent vaulted cellar.

With the Authentic Hotel & Cruises, Vignobles et Découvertes and Clef Verte labels, Hostellerie Cèdre & Spa is the ideal place to discover Burgundy's cultural and oenological heritage during a leisure or business stay.

For more information, please contact the hotel directly.
Hostellerie Cèdre & Spa
13 min By car
12 km

Day 2

Beaune > Tournus
Maison Olivier Leflaive is a prestigious winegrowing estate at the heart of Burgundy's vineyard
Enjoy a memorable experience in the heart of the CĂ´te de Beaune Grands Crus in the wonderful village of Puligny-Montrachet. The 17-room hotel is a haute-couture wine estate where you can taste and buy our wines in the Bistro or dine in the unique Klima gourmet restaurant, and enjoy technical tours of the vineyards and cellars.

Bikes available for hire.

Winner of the 2019 Wine Tourism Awards.
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7 min By car
5.1 km
Maison Lameloise
For almost a century, in this former coaching inn in Chagny, Lameloise has rigorously perpetuated the highest French culinary traditions. This fantastic historical gourmet tradition is now continued by Eric Pras, whose cuisine - fresh, precise and delicate - pays tribute to the richness of Burgundy's soil and gives new life to this unmissable gastronomic experience in the south of the CĂ´te de Beaune, with its three Michelin stars.
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34 min By car
44 km
HĂ´tel & Spa Les Sept Fontaines
A 4-star hotel in the heart of Burgundy, with 39 rooms, a bistro, a spa and a wine cellar. Les Sept Fontaines is a unique property that reflects elegance, authenticity and warmth. When you enter your room, you feel like you are visiting a friend who has lent you the keys to their house. The setting and decoration will tell you a story.
Sept Fontaines
7 min By car
6.9 km

Day 3

Tournus > Igé
Le Relais d’Ozenay
Gourmet restaurant near Tournus listed as one of Burgundy's Young Talents by Gault et Millau (2010 edition). Master restaurateur since 2013. Works exclusively with fresh local seasonal produce. Beautiful, quiet terrace in summer
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44 min By car
54 km
La Roche de Solutré
A not-to-be-missed viewpoint. On the Solutré Pouilly Vergisson Grand Site de France, the Roche de Solutré rises to 493 metres. A spectacular limestone escarpment in the middle of the Mâconnais vineyards. The rocks of Solutré-Pouilly, Vergisson and Mont Pouilly are among France's elite Grands Sites. Located in the far south of the Bourgogne Franche-Comté region, the Solutré Pouilly Vergisson Grand Site de France is a protected natural area and a renowned tourist attraction. It is also a favourite walking area for the people of Mâconnais. The Solutré Pouilly Vergisson Grand Site de France covers six communes:
Solutré-Pouilly, Vergisson, Davayé, Prissé, Fuissé and Charnay-lès-Mâcon.
The area's rich biological diversity, characterised by the presence of rare species and remarkable plant associations, is recognised at European level: the Roches de Solutré and Vergisson and Mont Pouilly are under Natura 2000 protection. Small horses - almost perfect look-alikes of their prehistoric ancestors - play an active role in preserving the biodiversity of the limestone grasslands. These hardy Konik Polski horses graze the meadows, helping to prevent them from becoming overgrown.
Starting from the Roche car park, the ascent of the Roche de Solutré is on foot. With no major difficulties and culminating at an altitude of 493 m, the 4 km circuit has an ascent of 100 m. A series of reading tables invite you to explore the many facets of the site.
A prehistory museum, an archaeological and botanical garden and the Maison du Grand Site complete the tour.
25 min By car
17 km
Overnight stay in the heart of Burgundy : Château d'Igé****
Discover Château d'Igé****, a haven of peace and greenery in the heart of the Mâconnais region.

Built in the time of King Saint-Louis, in 1235, it has been completely restored and now offers the charm of a medieval setting with all modern comforts.

So why not enjoy a comfortable stopover in idyllic surroundings at Château d'Igé!
1 h 10 min By car
86 km

Day 4

Igé > Lyon 5e Arrondissement
The secrets of pâté en croûte with Joseph Viola
In 2009, his duck foie gras and sweetbread pâté was proclaimed world champion ! The best worker in France, Joseph Viola will share with you the three pillars of this specialty: dough, stuffing and jelly. Simple in appearance, the recipe uses many ingredients that make it rich. you won't leave without tasting your work, washed down with the wine that goes with it, or without taking away something to proudly share about fifteen slices. »
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5 min By car
1.9 km
La Mère Brazier **
The renowned chef adds his own unique touch to great traditional cuisine, providing proof once again of the wealth and quality of this cuisine which has really highlighted Lyon's culinary reputation and will do for years to come.

The establishment offers vegetarian options.
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9 min By car
3.6 km
Villa MaĂŻa
Located on Fourvière hill, the cradle of Roman civilization and with an exceptional view of the city, VILLA MAÏA is an intimate hotel, designed and decorated by Jacques Grange, Jean Michel Wilmotte and Louis Benech for the gardens. An unprecedented trio for VILLA MAÏA and the city.

Fans of beauty will appreciate the 27 rooms (garden or city view) and the 7 suites with Japanese influences and serenity. The unique apartment ​​more than 100 sqm will seduce the fans of the exceptional with its panorama out of the ordinary.
The majestic bathrooms in Carrara marble and shiny nickel open onto the room with a glass partition to better contemplate the view of Lyon. All rooms and suites (garden or city) have a private terrace.

Behind the ancient vaults revisited on the garden, you will find the thermal baths of VILLA MAĂŹA, located at the exact place of the Roman baths, discovered during the archaeological excavations and shelters a covered swimming pool of 20 m, Jacuzzi, sauna, hammam and fitness room .

The restaurant TETEDOIE, located in front of the hotel offers daily an inventive cuisine with a Chef always in search of gluttony and gastronomic pleasure.
Villa Maia - Bibliothèque © Camille Moirenc
1 h 10 min By car
90 km

Day 5

Lyon 5e Arrondissement > Tain-l'Hermitage
Cité du Chocolat Valrhona
Valrhona's expertise will become accessible to everyone, on a fun, educational and gourmet tour where visitors - both individuals and professionals - will explore, admire, listen, touch, smell and of course taste chocolate in all its forms. On the first floor, there is a chocolate-themed restaurant, a patisserie laboratory offering visitors a practical experience, and also a space devoted to craftspeople from the chocolate world and to Valrhona's history.

Chocolate shop and tickets for the tour and workshops online: www.citeduchocolat.com
Cité du chocolat Valrhona © @Publimage P
< 1 min By car
540 m
Wine cellar M. CHAPOUTIER
For 200 years, the M. CHAPOUTIERhas been creating the very finest of wines with the greatest respect for the balances of Nature in order to achieve the most precise expression of each terroir.
The world of wine is one of conviviality and generosity.
M. CHAPOUTIER seeks to share this message through an art de vivre that anyone can enjoy.

The M. CHAPOUTIER winery offers visitors tours of the vineyards followed by a wine tasting in our wine bar or a private room.
These tours, in which our expert sommeliers will share their passion for wine with you, can be tailored-made or based on a specific theme. Group packages are also available.
These tours will give you a glimpse into the soul and the savoir-faire of the M. CHAPOUTIER wine company.
You will experience a new way of learning about wine, one which is surprising, amazing and exciting.
5 min By car
3.6 km
Domaine Michelas St Jemms
Today, four brothers and sisters - Sylvie, Florence, Corine and SĂ©bastien - cultivate with attention 55 hectares of vines.
In 2014, the "High Environmental Value" (HVE) certification rewards our efforts.
We are constantly evolving our farming practices and vinifications in an approach of respect for the environment and quality.
Come visit our biodiversity plot, or for the most gourmets, discover our shop Wines and Chocolates or simply taste our cuvee in the cellar (Open 6 days out of 7!)
 © Domaine Michelas St Jemms
5 min By car
3.4 km
Hotel & Spa Fac & Spera
Fac & Spera a state of mind....
The bright, comfortable rooms and suites are suitable for people with reduced mobility. They are equipped with adjustable air conditioning, free wifi, minibar, room service, 43″ flat screens (French and foreign channels, direct connection to your Netflix account). The hotel also features a workspace, games room and landscaped pool, relaxation areas, wine bar and spa.
8 Lunasol apartment-hotels (duplex or studio) complete the offer.
Chambre © Maison CHAPOUTIER
28 min By car
26 km

Day 6

Tain-l'Hermitage > Soyons
André - The Maison Pic bistro
Journey back to the 1930s, to when artistic professions were at a turning point thanks to the remarkable expertise of the craftspeople, a time characterised by the materials and lines used, as well as a time of trendsetting graphics.
 © Serge Chapuis
Le Carré d'Aléthius
This hotel-restaurant (9 rooms) opened in 2010 and is located at the heart of the village of Charmes-sur-RhĂ´ne. Both the restaurant and the rooms are decorated with modern finesse, creating an elegant and warm atmosphere.
The young team will do their utmost to make your stay a perfect one, and will welcome you with cordiality and simplicity.
 © Carré d'Alethius
2 min By car
2.5 km
Hôtel-Restaurant Le Cèdre de Soyons
In 2014, Charlotte and Antoine fell in love at first sight with this mansion. You will appreciate the charm of the large garden where you can relax by the pool or exchange a few balls on the tennis court.
The 24 rooms are divided between the house and its outbuilding.
The table invites you to discover a local and seasonal cuisine which will be served under the veranda or on the terrace. The wine list features the prestigious local appellations: Saint PĂ©ray, Cornas, Hermitage and Saint Joseph.
The hotel "Accueil Vélo" is ideally located on the Viarhôna which connects Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean Sea. The Château de Crussol, 5 km away, offers a splendid panorama of the Alps, the vineyards and the Rhone Valley.
 © © M.Rissoan-ADT07
1 h 17 min By car
98 km

Day 7

Soyons > Malataverne
SpéléŒnologie® à la Grotte Saint-Marcel
Explore the galleries of the Grotte Saint-Marcel, accompanied by a caving guide and another guide specialised in wine tasting. Iin complete darkness you'll be tasting the most iconic wines of Ardèche: Côtes du Rhône, Côtes du Rhône Villages and Côtes du Rhône Villages Saint-Andéol.
SpéléOenologie® à la Grotte Saint-Marcel par © Cherrystone et Vallée de la Gastronomie
50 min By car
46 km
Restaurant le Clair de la Plume
Le Clair de la Plume, the hidden jewel of Provence, comprises five different sites in the historical village of Grignan. As they approach the village, guests will find the Ferme Chapouton, the newest hotel offering a beautiful view of the castle and exceptional dining. With its old tile floor, fireplace and patio, the bistro restaurant fuses modernity and tradition and offers outstanding food at moderate prices (featured “Bib Gourmand” by Michelin). Other welcome features include the vaulted ceiling of the spacious lounge where breakfast is served and an original stone staircase leading to any of the nine rooms available. Guests can also dive into the heated pool hidden located behind the former rabbit house. The large and bright conference room (formerly the sheep stable) has room for up to 50 persons.

A short walk away is our second location: the private house. A noble stone staircase leads to the 19th-century rooms and suites where guests will find a shaded and cool respite on hot summer days. A few more steps bring you to the Historical House, opposite one of the most beautiful period washing basins of Provence. In the conservatory or in the dining room, the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant (1* Michelin) offers a delectable cuisine, built around the freshest local produce. Spend the sweet afternoon hours on the patio, under the arbour or in the lounge, sipping a tea or enjoying cold refreshments. A generous breakfast buffet is served in the period kitchen where you can still hear the old clock ticking and chiming. The scent of natural wax and lavender lead to the ancient engravings of the timeless rooms on the upper floors where cozy comfort and modern service meet tradition and heritage. Here as everywhere, there are books to read.

In summer, a stroll through the Mediterranean garden is a must. There, guests will find a collection of aromatic plants, a natural swimming pool and an outdoor restaurant. Guests will also discover a beehive by the organic pond, rare rose bushes and small orchard of apple and pear trees. In the midst of this unique garden, the “lovers’ pavilion” offers unique accommodations for couples who want to experience a romantic night. Pull up a chaise longue and fall asleep in front of the village crowned with its castle... or dream next to lush fields of lavender.

A few cobbled streets away, on the village square, the shop sells delicacies, scents and traditions of Provence so guests can take with them a souvenir from their experience, and share with their loved ones the Clair de la Plume.
Hôtel et restaurant - Le Clair de la Plume © Alain Maigre
19 min By car
18 km
Le Domaine du Colombier
In the heart of the Drôme Provençale region, Domaine du Colombier is an ancient 14th-century bastide that served as a stopover for pilgrims. Its 4-hectare wooded and flower-filled park, terraces, fountains and heated outdoor pool invite you to relax to the utmost.
Domaine du Colombier is an ideal stopover for epicureans in search of serenity in the Drôme provençale, the gateway to Provence and its Mediterranean climate.
The 4-star hotel boasts 19 rooms and 4 suites, in soft, restful colors that combine refinement and comfort.

To complete your stay, our gourmet restaurant welcomes you from Thursday to Monday for dinner, and on Sundays for lunch.
Chef Johan Thyriot and his team draw on the treasures of the region to create a creative cuisine that sublimates flavors with the seasons. An unwavering commitment to exceptional local produce, enhanced by a resolutely eco-responsible approach. An unforgettable culinary experience, a palette of dazzling flavors and a commitment to environmentally-friendly gastronomy.

Our bistro welcomes you Monday to Saturday, lunchtime and evening, orchestrated by Chef Anthony Monteremal and his team. In his dishes, which tell the story of the land with sincerity and passion, the Chef follows the rhythm of the seasons and honors the classics of French culinary heritage with happiness and subtlety.
 © J. Mondière
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