Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Another tipping question: concierges
  2. 2 Summer Travel order
  3. 3 Trip Report Beautiful Ireland: a 3-week solo journey.
  4. 4 Overnight trip from Barcelona
  5. 5 Honeymoon on a Budget
  6. 6 After Beaune, need suggestions for the next 10 days
  7. 7 Trip suggestion
  8. 8 Copenhagen to Stockholm
  9. 9 Northern Italy with 2 kids itinerary help
  10. 10 I need help deciding ASAP!
  11. 11 Places to visit during a semester in Spain
  12. 12 Spain in July
  13. 13 One day on the Amalfi coast
  14. 14 Scotland-Looking for itinerary advice for 9 day trip
  15. 15 Which airport for Bellagio?
  16. 16 Trip Report Dijon in December!
  17. 17 great hotel and food in Lyon
  18. 18 Input on Itinerary for Visit to Bavaria and Austria Fall 2017
  19. 19 Boston to Le Marche - which airport?
  20. 20 Paris and London Christmas / NY EVE
  21. 21 Krakow or Warsaw?
  22. 22 Island Hopping in the Cyclades
  23. 23 Travel insurance for Dutch residents question
  24. 24 Help!! 2 week Europe trip with 6 year old daughter in December!!
  25. 25 New Law Regarding Vacation Rentals in Paris
View next 25 » Back to the top

Tasting Cellars in Beaune

Jump to last reply

Outside of the guidebooks, I am beginning to think from "real" people's comments that the Marche aux Vins in Beaune is actually cheesy and touristy with an inferior selection geared to tourists who "wouldn't know any better." Is this true?

Aside from that, are there any good wine shop/cave tasting locations in Beaune? I had seen mention of Caves Patriarche Père et Files and Caves de Couvent des Cordelier. Does anyone have an opinion on these?

Alternatively, would it simply be better to stick to the winery tasting rooms themselves such as Gevrey-Chambertin and Chateau du Clos-de-Vougeot?

On the one hand, we are rather serious, somewhat knowledgeable daily wine drinkers, but we are much less familiar with Burgundy as it's generally out of our price range. Our hope is to sample the widest range of Burgundy producers/vintages as economically as possible in a convenient location or two. If we stop at several individual wineries, we will encounter that obligation to buy at least one bottle from each. At $50-$300 or more a pop, that's just not feasible. Basically, I thought a local wine shop in Beaune might be the best way to do that, but am I way off base in my expectations? I realize France has a totally different approach to wine marketing than we do here in the U.S., but I note that there are many recommended cooperatives down in the Rhone area. I just can't seem to track down any in Burgundy. Is it because there are too many to mention, or too few?

28 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement