Overlooking the hills of Gevrey-Chambertin down to the Corton forest, the Hautes-Côtes, made up of plateaus and valleys, provide landscapes that change depending on altitude and exposure. These vineyards share borders with cereal and berry plantations (most commonly blackcurrants, which are used to make the famous French cocktail kir). Cyclists and hikers alike will fall in love with the narrow roads and trails as they explore the villages full of cultural, historical and gastronomic attractions, each tucked away among the valleys and hills.
A few hundred metres wide, the Côte Viticole proudly stretches some 600 metres upwards before the Jura mountains and the Alps, where Mont Blanc can be spotted on a clear day. Further down, the Grands crustrail runs along the Côte de Nuits, passing through viticultural villages, which are the perfect setting for the region’s clos. Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-Saint-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Nuits-Saint-Georges: our region is home to many famous wines, thanks to their unique terroirs, which have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Plaine has always enjoyed rich agricultural and commercial activity, thanks to its flat landscape. Traces of the past are still present, with several post houses and religious monuments, the most symbolic of which is the Cîteaux Abbey, the founding abbey of the Cistercian order. The Plaine has been home to the monks since the 11th century. They live in monastic purity, combining prayer with their work on the land and in the vineyards.