Ready to visit Burgundy to drink wine, eat classic French foods and so much more? Read on to find out how to get from Paris to Burgundy by car and how best to explore the beautiful region of Burgundy in preparation for your next road trip in France!
PARIS TO BEAUNE SCENIC DRIVES
How far is Burgundy from Paris? Driving from Paris to Beaune takes only 3-4 hours and in addition to being an extremely manageable drive, it is also extremely scenic! On this route you will pass by Dijon (the capital) as well as many châteaux and small villages around Beaune!
EXPLORE BURGUNDY COUNTRYSIDE
In the Burgundy region, if you have…
1 day: Enjoy the capital city of Dijon, where the famous dijon mustard comes from! Yum!
2 days: Spend a second day on a wine route: from Beaune, Beaujolais to Meusault and Chablis
3 days: Take an extra day visiting the quaint towns of Auxerres, Nevers and Mâcon
DRIVING BURGUNDY’S ROUTE DES GRANDES CRUS
On Burgundy wine road there will be plenty of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay but little do tourists may know that Burgundy is also known for many classic French dishes. Burgundy is where escargot (snails) come from. Escargot are a classic dish that involves snails with a butter parsley and garlic sauce, and it is simply delicious! Also in Burgundy you can go hunting for fresh truffles, a rare and often expensive treasure!
Looking for something to do that does not involve eating or the Route des Grand Crus? Consider renting a bike, going kayaking or even skydiving over Dijon for an unforgettable memory.
READY FOR MORE?
Champagne region- Haven’t had enough wine? Jump in your car and go north to Reims (Veuve Clicquot) or Epernay (Moet et Chandon) to taste bubbly in the prestigious champagne houses and to visit the historic vineyards.
Lyon- Haven’t had enough food? Take another road trip south to Lyon, a less populated major French city with many gastronomic and architectural treasures.