Embrace the quiet life on a luxury country retreat at the heart of Burgundy wine country. Explore a peaceful, blooming landscape and discover picturesque castles and historic villages. Stroll through tranquil vineyards, or simply sit, sip and enjoy the view.
A land of rolling vineyards and winding rivers, peppered with fairy-tale chateaus.
Things to do
Gilly-les-Citeaux sits in a region rich in historical landmarks. Visit Chateau Clos du Vougeot, the famous medieval walled vineyard and castle. Seek out the magnificent Palais de Ducs, where an entire wing has been converted into a fascinating museum and art gallery. Or you could visit nearby Dijon and stroll through the evocative Notre Dame quarter, with its grand Renaissance buildings and lavish burgher townhouses.
The area surrounding Gilly-les-Citeaux is an essential stop on the Burgundy’s Great Wine Route. The star of the region is Chateau Clos du Vougeot, where you can savour a tradition dating back 100s of years to the time of the Cistercian monks. Many vineyards in the region offer private tours and tasting evenings, where you can sip fine local vintages.
SPORT & ACTIVITIES
There are plenty of options around Gilly-les-Citeauxt for those who wish to balance all that fine wine with some exercise. You could take a cycling tour of the region’s verdant vineyards, or explore the countryside on foot. Then perhaps play a round of golf at nearby la Chassagne.
Pair rich local wines with traditional Burgundy cuisine. Sample creamy Époisse cheese or dine on classic dishes including beef bourguignon and escargots.
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