What to do near Bed and Bourgogne in winter?

You are not fond of skiing or holidays in the tropics in the middle of winter? Why not take advantage of Burgundy in this case? The Côte Chalonnaise and its landscapes lend themselves perfectly to an authentic weekend in Burgundy. It's a perfect time to discover the places quietly, away from the crowds, peacefully, at your own pace. For you bare vineyards, villages and castles or monuments lit by the sun and / or under the snow. Here are some ideas of things to do/see during your stay at Bed and Bourgogne .


THE ROTATING SAINT-VINCENT


Saint-Vincent is the patron saint of winegrowers, so it is quite normal that in Burgundy, this party is very important. Saint Vincent is celebrated on January 22, so it is during this period that we celebrate in the various wine villages. Thus, walking around the weekend before or after January 22, it will not be uncommon to see a procession and a village festival.
The Saint-Vincent Tournante is of greater renown. It takes place every year on the last weekend of January and changes Burgundian wine village every year (hence its name "tournante"). The village concerned is decorated by its inhabitants, in particular with paper flowers, panels and sketches with characters (with noses reddened by the cold... and the wine).
On the morning of the first day, the "mutual aid societies" of Burgundygather for a snack, before taking part in the parade-procession with the banners of the 85 societies (with the costumes of the brotherhoods and the statues of the saints, those of the host village in the lead, the grand council of the Brotherhood of Knights of the Tastevin en queue), then takes place a ceremony at the War Memorial, a religious service in the parish church, and finally inductions by the brotherhoods.
But it is above all the tasting of the cuvée or cuvées of the Saint-Vincent Tournante that attracts the crowd to different points in the village concerned. It takes place over two days of the weekend.
In 2023, the Saint-Vincent Tournante will take place on January 28 and 29 in the village of Couchey, near Dijon . It's less than an hour's drive from Bed and Bourgogne , so to take a step back from the party at the end of the day, it's the ideal compromise.
Find out all about the Saint-Vincent Tournante 2023 on the event website .


MEDIEVAL TRIP IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER


Winter is coming! Does this remind you of something ? A trip to some Burgundy villages in winter might remind you of some Game of Thrones settings.

Take advantage of it, some monuments remain open, the crowd is less important and you can enjoy the magnificent colors.
So go to Saint-Gengoux-le-National to visit the youthful village, to Buxy where you can also discover the winegrower's museum, go to the medieval village of Brancion , the castle is closed but you will discover the most beautiful view on the Burgundy countryside and push on to Berzé-le-Chatel for a complete immersion...
Other nearby monuments will also allow you to warm up and go back in history, whether it is the Abbaye de la Ferté or Cluny for example.

Brancion castle in winter


A HIKE IN THE VINEYARDS OF THE COTE CHALONNAISE


Close your eyes and imagine: the sun has just risen, you have enjoyed an excellent breakfast to gain strength and you are already ready to set off on your bike to get to the middle of the vineyards. Well covered, you are about to cover the 25 km of a pretty walk in the middle of the vineyards of the Côte Chalonnaise . You have chosen this hike, because you can rent bikes from Bed and Bourgogne . No need for a car, you are on site, in the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise vineyard .You go through the small roads that lead you to Montagny-lès-Buxy to take the wine trail where the show is superb. The mist extends to the foot of the vines revealing a romantic landscape. The vineyard in winter is just as charming as in other seasons, sometimes under the snow.
On the way, you come across winegrowers who take care of their vines. They prune and burn the useless stems in large braziers. Maybe some will even open their doors to you for a tasting. You can go through Buxy otherwise, make a stop at the cellar of the winegrowers for a few purchases and return to Bed and Burgundy after a beautiful loop that you will remember.

Côte Chalonnaise under the snow


CHALON CARNIVAL


It is perhaps less famous than the carnivals of Dunkirk or Nice, but you will be very pleasantly surprised by the Carnival of Chalon-sur-Saône .
It is still one of the most prestigious and renowned in France. The "gôniots", characters of Chalonnaise creation, kings of hideous disguises and burlesque, parade for 10 days in front of thousands of spectators gathered for the occasion and invite them to party.
You will be able to participate in many highlights of thecarnival of Chalon-sur-Saône : parades, Carnaband's show, Bavarian evening, handing over of the keys to the city... In a festive atmosphere, you will join the gôniots and the queens of Carnival!
In 2023, the Carnival of Chalon will be held from February 24 to March 5. To find out more, visit the official Chalon Carnival website .
If you stay at Bed and Bourgogne , you will be less than 20km from Chalon-sur-Saône, perfect for enjoying the carnival.


Chalon Carnival


RELAXATION AND GASTRONOMY AT BED AND BOURGOGNE


Sometimes you don't have to move to have a good time! At Bed and Bourgogne you can:

Enjoy the jacuzzi at your leisure

Book a 30-minute sauna session for up to 4 people.

Book a massage session with Julie, our partner.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of mulled wine .

Book a Burgundian dinner : aperitif, starter, main course, dessert, a bit of wine... nothing better to end the day on a good note. Or why not a charcuterie/cheese board , only local.

Order a bottle of wineor crémant to share in your room

Take advantage of the board games and books available on site

Why not for a romantic weekend for Valentine's Day? Take advantage of a special offer.

Spa at Bed and Burgundy