Halfway between Lyon and Strasbourg, Dijon is a strategic stopover for those en route to Paris or the Swiss border. And as the capital of the Burgundy wine region, it’s also the gateway to French wine country. Here are your options for day tours from Dijon.
Côte de Nuits — 12 miles (20 km) south
Burgundy wine tours are the most popular choice for a day trip from Dijon, and the Côte de Nuits wine region is right on the city’s doorstep. Opt for a small-group or private tour and explore the beautiful villages and historic vineyards that yield some of France’s most celebrated red wines. Visit the wineries and wine cellars, then enjoy a guided wine tasting before you buy directly from the producers.
Baume-les-Messieurs — 59 miles (95 km) southeast
This little-known town in the Jura very much earns its title as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France. Nestled in a canyon surrounded by 200-foot (61-meter) limestone cliffs, Baume-les-Messieurs is known for its magnificent residential landscaping, the thousand-year-old Baume Abbey, and a natural waterfall just outside the village that is a favorite with hikers.
Beaune — 39 miles (95 km) south
Beaune is considered the capital of Burgundy wines, and tours are often combined with wine tasting in the surrounding Côte de Beaune or Côte d’Or appellations. The town itself is also worth a visit, home to a lively market and the striking 14th-century Beaune Hospices, as well as the nearby Clos de Vougeot castle.