Burgundy Sights

Château du Clos de Vougeot

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 10/16/2017

Fodor's Review

Although it wasn’t completed until the Renaissance, construction on Château du Clos de Vougeot was actually begun in the 12th century by Cistercian monks from neighboring Cîteaux who needed wine for Mass and wanted to make a diplomatic offering. It's best known as the seat of Burgundy's elite company of wine lovers, the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, who gather here in November at the start of an annual three-day festival, Les Trois Glorieuses. You can admire the château's cellars, where ceremonies are held, and ogle the huge 13th-century grape presses, marvels of medieval engineering. There are regular photo exhibitions and concerts. A 45-minute guided tour (€10) leaves at 11:30 and 2:30 daily.

Sight Information

Address:

Clos de Vougeot, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, 21640, France

Phone:

/03–80–62–86–09

Sight Details:

  • €7.50

Published 10/16/2017

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