Considered by some to be an obligatory stop on their tour of Burgundy's vineyards, this château retains glorious vestiges of bygone days: painted ceilings, a gigantic vaulted crypt-cellar (now the dining room), suits of armor, and (some) guest rooms with magnificent beamed ceilings and lovely views. The restaurant's menu includes classic dishes such as fillet of Charolais beef with a creamy mushroom sauce, and comforting old-fashioned desserts such as crêpes Suzette and Grand Marnier soufflé. After decades on a roll, however, Le Gilly has become too popular for its own good and the on-site conference center doesn't help things.
Gilly-lès-Cîteaux, Vougeot, 21640, France
May 31, 2008
I love the Chateau de Gilly. It has been my splurge when I go to France. I usually stay here near the end of my vacation and take a train back to Paris. The dining is superb and the dining room is amazing. The gothic architecture is worth seeing. The meals are absolutely delicious. I always make sure I have dinner there. It is worth it. However, the rooms with dinner are quite expensive.