Gastronomy, wine & local produces

You will find in this section some suggestions to enhance your stay around the gastronomy and wines of Burgundy.

- A Chef comes to cook for you at our Châteaux (Chef Thomas, Chef Agnes and Chef Raphaël).
- Do not miss the main local producers’ markets.
- Suggestion for a discovery day around Tournus / Cluny : Visit of the Abbey of Tournus, Michelin-starred lunch at “Aux Terrasses” in Tournus, visit of the medieval village of Brancion to finish at the superb Château de Cormatin.
- Suggestion for a discovery day on the Côte de Beaune : Immersion in the world of wine at Olivier Leflaive in Puligny-Montrachet with guided visit of the vineyard & the winery, presentation of the work in the vineyard and the work in the winery, commented tasting & gourmet lunch at the Leflaive restaurant. To follow, visit the famous Hospices des Beaune and finally the Château de Savigny les Beaune and its incredible collections.
- Pedal & enjoy ! Bourgogne Evasion takes you through the vineyard by bike with tasting stops at the winemakers.
- Finally, you will find some good addresses of restaurants, winegrowers & local producers that we recommend.

Note concerning my suggestions for Wineries visits :
The difficulty in this subject is that most of the wine producers where I buy wine from (around 25) are “on allocation” and therefore do not welcome public and do not sell any wine to the public. You can taste these wines from the Elite of Burgundy producers by joining one of the prestigious tasting experiences I organize with my Kasteliades guests. Please contact me for more details at
I have nevertheless selected a few producers underneath who welcome public on appointment and  where you will receive a good welcome if your introduce yourself as Kasteliades guests. It is necessary to give a phone call or send a mail to take an appointment. The tastings at producers are free of charge or a small fee is required, but wine producers in general expect that you will buy some wine.
Please avoid Sundays and the time slot between and 12am and 2pm.

"Rue des Vignerons" is a very usefull website where you can organize easily your bookings at a good selection of wine producers who welcome public : 

Please contact the different providers directly to book (we do not make reservations) and do not hesitate to recommend you from Kasteliades for a special welcome.

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Ride & Taste wines ! Bourgogne Evasion takes you for a great fun tour by bike in the Cote de Beaune & Cote de Nuits vineyards.

Organized bike tours with a guide on the Côte de Beaune & the Côte de Nuits

The proposed hikes take place over a day or half a day.
I know... You think that cycling and wine tasting at wineries are not compatible activities... or maybe you are not in the sporty enough mood to commit to 26 km of cycling. Yet I can assure you that this concept is very nice (and particularly suitable for the less athletic among us :-)! The trick, for example, is that a minibus from Beaune takes you to the highest point of the mountain of St Romain, so your route is essentially composed of gentle descents… easy!

Florian & his assistants, your friendly tour guide!

Florian is a qualified cycling guide. He is from the region which he knows very well. Florian is also fluent in English. He is a very nice and friendly person. His enthusiasm will help you spend an unforgettable day! Florian also has very good knowledge of Burgundy wines and tasting techniques, he will be a valuable guide during your stops in the cellar.

Book as soon as possible. You benefit from the “SUN GUARANTEE”.

If two days before the date set for the excursion day, the weather forecast is very unfavorable, then the date will be postponed in the following days or canceled at no cost to the client.

Children / teenagers

Children are admitted from 10 years old. Specific bikes are provided.
A reduced rate is provided for children and teenagers between 10 and 16 years old inclusive. Very young children, who can sit in a baby chair on the bike, are also allowed. Please specify the age of the children when booking.

Advantages reserved for Kasteliades guests:

-Our Chateaux closest to Beaune beneft from a transport advantage concerning the day circuit "Bikes and wines in Côte de Beaune". For our customers staying at Villa Saunières, Château de Lans and Château de Mercurey: A minibus will pick you up free of charge at the Château at 9 a.m. sharp and bring you back in the late afternoon.
(For guests staying at Chateau de Montrevost, Chateau de Montsymond & Chateau de Burnand: Beaune is too far to offer free transport. You will need to drive to Beaune with your own vehicle or request a transport quote from Bourgogne Evasion. )
- All Kasteliades guests benefit from a 20% reduction on the prices of all excursions offered by Bourgogne Evasion on the Cote de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits.

Discover all the excursions offered as well as the prices here:


To book, contact Florian Garcenot
Information: +33 (0)3 80 26 17 12
Emergency mobile phone: +33 (0)7 73 71 25 95


Local producers market In Tournus

Every Saturday morning stands the local farmers' market in the city center.

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Local producers market In Chalon sur Saône

Each sunday morning from 8am to 12am, the "place St Vincent" in Chalon sur Saône welcomes a market gathering exclusively local food producers such as jams, honey, fruits, vegetables,etc..

This "Place St Vincent" is one of the nicest area of Chalon, with its cathedrale and wanter fountain. I highly recommend you to visit this market, since it is at the begining of your holiday with us, it will be a good opportunity to fill up your fridge with hiigh quality local produces.


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Local producers market In Beaune

Every Saturday morning, from 8.30am to 12am. In the heart of Beaune. You can take the opportunity to visit the famous “Hospices de Beaune”.


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Local producers market In Louhans

The market in Louhans takes place every Monday morning, from 8.30am to 12.30am. It is the biggest and most popular market in the whole region of Burgundy. Some people drive all the way from Switzerland to visit this market. In the summer it can attracts about 20.000 visitors.
The main pedestrian street is a classified historical monument with its 157 arcades. The market is divided in 2 sections, one with local producers and other stalls (in the Arcades street), and another part (on the market place) where farmers sell their alive animals (ducks, chickens, rabbits etc..) which is great fun for children.

Important advice: Arrive at the market before 8.30am (!!) and park just at the entrance of Louhans (coming from the North 100 meters before the roundabout, just after the Peugeot garage, there is a small parking place on your right, coming from the south park before the railway bridge). If you arrive after 9am, you will be stuck for a very long time in a huge traffic jam, and you will not find anywhere to park. So go early or don’t go !

Lunch : The restaurants in Louhans will be totally packed at lunch time and they will mostly serve a limited choice of dishes (all featuring “veal’s head” which is the local specialty but most non locals will not like it). So I recommend leaving Louhans to take lunch outside. Going North: “L’Eden Bar” in Simard is 10 minutes from Louhans. They make great pizzas and homemade burgers, as well as a menu of the day. Book your table (it is fully booked every Monday) at 0033 385 72 28 16.
If you prefer a more “exclusive” type of restaurant St Germain du bois (10 min from Louhans) features two very good restaurants:
 L’hostellerie Bressane :
And Le Saint Germain :

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Tournus - Cluny Tour A day around Gastronomy, wine and history

1°) In the morning visit Tournus Abbaye in the center (it is one of the most beautiful in the region), the visit is free.
2°) For lunch take advantage of a "Michelin star" experience at less than 35 euros! 
The 1* Michelin restaurant “Aux Terrasses” offers a great deal for Lunch from Tuesday to Friday: The “Menu du marché” for less than 35 Euros, The “degustation” menus are very reasonably priced (70 or 105 euros in 2020 for 6 or 9 courses). This is my favorite Michelin Starred restaurant in the region. The Chef (Jean-Michel Carrette) is brilliant, the service is perfect, the wine card is one of the best in Southern Burgundy at very reasonable prices compare to other Michelin starred.
This restaurant is highly popular and needs to be booked in advance. Recommend yourself from Kasteliades for the warmest welcome.  

Contact details :
AUX TERRASSES. 18 avenue du 23 Janvier, Tournus.
Tel 0033 385 510 174.
Closed on Sunday & Monday. 
 3°) After lunch drive 15 min to the west for the medieval village of Brancion
4°) Then drive 10 min further to visit the superb Renaissance Chateau de Cormatin and its French style gardens.


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Côte de Beaune Tour A day around Gastronomy, wine and history

1°) Olivier Leflaive in Puligny-Montrachet is a well-known wine producer of the Cote de Beaune. They have their own particularly good restaurant in the center of Puligny-Montrachet offering a great concept of lunch combined with tasting of their wines and visit of vineyards + winery.
You can book this complete experience for 130 euros pp (in 2020). Available every day except Sunday & Wednesday. Or you can also just go there for lunch. (All details on their website).

9H45 : Meet at Olivier Leflaive restaurant. Guided walking tour among the World Heritage listed “climate” of Puligny-Montrachet (vineyards) accompanied by Oliver Leflaive Sommelier.
The sommelier will explain Terroir, Geology, climate, classification, viticulture in Burgundy...

11H20:  Guided visit of the winery with explanations on harvest, fermentation, barrel aging and bottling. A glass of wine is offered during the visit (which you can keep and take away as a souvenir). Very often the winery commented visit is done by the owner himself.

12H30: Lunch + 6 wines at Olivier Leflaive restaurant. You can buy their wines to take away if you wish after lunch. 
This package must be booked in advance. Recommend yourself from Kasteliades for the warmest welcome. 

Place du Monument
Tel : +33 3 80 21 95 27
2°) After lunch drive 12 kms to the Hospices de Beaune (in Beaune).
Famous for their auction of wines each year in November, the Hospices de Beaune is, with its marvelous varnished colored tile roof, one of the most famous sites to visit in Burgundy. Apart from its own history, which is fascinating, the Hospices de Beaune also houses some very fine paintings.

2, rue de l'hôtel Dieu,
3°) Conclude your day on the Côte de Beaune with a visit of the Château de Savigny les Beaune, 5 kms from Beaune.
14th century mansion, the castle of Savigny les Beaune, its courtyard and its park, propose to you several museums in one! Hundreds of models: Abarth race cars, motorcycles, fighter jets and helicopters alongside the theme of firefighters, that of straddle tractors or that of wine and wine equipment …You can even taste the wines of the estate in the vault of the Little castle!
The website of the Castle does not give much information, but this article is very good:  

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Enjoy a great wine-tasting with our friend François Raquillet One of the best producers of the Mercurey appellation

François Raquillet is the neighbour of our Kasteliades property in Mercurey  and we are good friends.  Amongst the over 100 producers in Mercurey, François Raquillet’s wines  are some of my favorites.  François is a very friendly man and he is really invested into quality for his wine domain. Hundreds of my guests have visited his wine cellar these past years and have enjoyed the quality of his wines.According to the “Hachette Wine Guide”, François Raquillet is one of the best wine producers of the Mercurey area, he also has a good collection of wine fair medals and prizes from throughout France… A wide range of Mercurey (village and Premier crus) are available as well as a Rully White.

 (Please specify how many persons are in your group and in which Kasteliades property you are staying).

17, rue de Jamproyes, 71640 MERCUREY

Tel : +33 (0)3 85 45 14 61.
Mobile : +33 (0)60 8 58 05 91
Email :

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Christophe's recommended wine producers PULIGNY MONTRACHET. DOMAINE OLIVIER LEFLAIVE

Prestigious producer offering organized wine tastings, vineyard and cellar visits. Please check “Cote de Beaune Tour” section of our site for more details.

Place du Monument
+33 3 80 21 37 65

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Christophe's recommended wine producers SAINT-AUBIN. DOMAINE LARUE

This is a family winery, two brothers, nephew and son taking care of the vineyards and vinification. Didier will welcome you in their wine tasting cellar. They offer a wide range of village, premier cru, and one grand cru wines (Bourgogne Aligoté, St Aubin, Puligny Montrachet, Corton grand Cru…). The first time I discovered this domain was having dinner at the Michelin 3 Stars restaurant LAMELOISE. Domain Larue has its wines on many wine cards from the top restaurants in France.

Tel 0033 380 21 30 74.



With a superficy of 22 hectares of vineyards and a range of 32 different appellations (including Corton-Charlemagne, Corton grand Cru and Clos Vougeot and mainy premier crus) mainly on the Côte de Beaune, the Château Genot-Boulanger has become one of the most important domain in Meursault. Guillaume is very much invested into “biodynamic” and the Domain is now “Bio” certified. Wine tastings are on appointment only. It is recommended to write a mail with several days notice.

25 rue de Cîteaux.

Tel 0033 380 21 49 20

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Christophe's recommended wine producers PERNAND VERGELLESSES. DOMAINE DUBREUIL-FONTAINE

Christine Gruère Dubreuil is taking care of this very historical domain created in 1879 and located 10 minutes from Beaune. A wide range of appellations is available including Grands Crus (Corton-Charlemagne, Corton…) Wine Tastings on appointment only, from Monday to Friday, 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm, and Saturday morning.

Rue Rameau-Lamarosse.
Tel. 0033 380 21 55 43


Christophe's recommended wine producers MEURSAULT. DOMAINE PATRICK JAVILLIER

The address indicated is not the winery but the « tasting wine cellar » (the place where they welcome public). It is open March to November, Friday, Saturday and Monday from 10am to 12.30am and from 2.30pm to 7pm. It is also open on Sunday morning.

Tel 0033 380 21 65 50 


Christophe's recommended wine producers REMIGNY : DOMAINE LAURENT BORGEOT

Family domain offering a large range of Burgundy wines from the Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise at reasonnable prices. (Chassagne Montrachet, Rully, Bouzeron, Puligny Montrachet...)

Route de Chassagne
71150 REMIGNY.
Tel 0033 385 87 19 92. 

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Good local food secret places... The art of

I thought I should write a section on my website to put together some good adresses for those who appreciate buying good quality food away from supermarkets. Burgundy has a slogan : The land of good food and good living  !
Simard, reknowned village for its high quality Bresse Chicken !
I strongly recommend all our guests to organize a visit to Simard at the begining of your stay with us. Simard (71330) is only about 20 minuts from Lans or Saunières, and about 45 minuts from Mercurey.

Mairet. "Bresse worlwide known chicken"

The Chicken of Bresse is an "appellation controlled" produce and is worldwide known. The "Mairet" company in Simard collects chickens which are breed in local farms in very strict quality conditions, and they prepare them to sell to high quality restaurants and food stores throughout France and Europe.

Mairet have a "desk" where local people can come to buy their chicken. They have a wide range of produces around poultry (turkey, duck..ect) but you should ask at least for a "Bresse Chicken ready to cook" (poulet de bresse prêt à cuire) and if you have children ask for some homemade chicken nuggets !

Open from Monday to Friday 8am to 11.30am and 1.30pm to 5pm, also open on Saturday morning from 8am to 11.30am.

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Restaurant Le St Christophe (Frogs Legs!) St Christophe en Bresse

This traditional restaurant is located in a small village. One of their specialty which attracts all the locals is their great “Frogs Legs”  deal! The quality to price “ratio” is very good with quality meals for about 20 Euros per person. 5 minutes away from Chateau de Lans.

1 route de Serville
St Christophe en Bresse
Tel 0033 385 96 84 28


The «Restaurants Street» In Chalon sur Saône

The « Rue de Strasbourg » in Chalon sur Saône (address for your GPS) is located on an island surrounded by the river Saône. Local people call this street « The restaurants street » because there are no shops but about 30 restaurants one after the other, of all styles. I can recommend personally « Le Clown Gourmand », for their « original » cuisine at good price. Also, worth visiting « Chez Jules » or “le Bourgogne”.

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Restaurants In Mercurey

- Restaurant Hostellerie du Val d’Or.
Walking distance from Chateau de Mercurey. They offer local specialties in an authentic ambiance. Closed on Sunday & Monday.

140 grande rue
Tel 03 85 49 23 85.

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Auberge du Petit Blanc In Charrecey

Closed on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. 5 minutes from Château de Mercurey.

Pont Pilley,
Tel 03 85 45 15 43

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Restaurants In Verdun sur le Doubs

- Restaurant L’Hostellerie Bourguignonne.
Without doubt this is the most prestigious restaurant in the Villa Saunières area. It has received many distinctions from national gastronomic guides. Open every day in July and August, for lunch and dinner. Outside July and August, it is closed on Sunday evening, Tuesday all day, and Wednesday lunchtime. 

2 avenue président Borgeot.
Verdun Sur le Doubs.
Tel 0033 385 91 51 45

- Restaurant le Caveau.
A very good restaurant with local specialties. It is established in a cellar and the owner is a sommelier. There is a good choice of wines at reasonable prices. Menus from 20 to 40 euros. 

8, rue Marguerite de Busseuil.
Verdun sur le Doubs.
Tel 0033 385 91 82 50.

- Restaurant Les 3 Maures.
Located in the heart of Verdun sur le Doubs, just in front of the river Doubs. It offers a very local cuisine at reasonable prices. Open every day except on Sunday evening and Monday lunchtime. In the evening last orders are taken at 8.30pm. Closed during Christmas Holidays.

20 Place de la liberté.
Verdun sur le Doubs.
Tel 0003 385 91 51 17

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Restaurant Beau Rivage In Allerey sur Saône

This restaurant features one of the most enjoyable outside terraces in the area, it is on the side of the river, sheltered by 200-year-old trees. It has also a particularly good wine card with a few rare top producers. Open in May, June and September every day for lunch and dinner except on Tuesday and Wednesday. In July and August, open every day for lunch and dinner. Closed the rest of the year.

2, rue beau rivage
Allerey Sur Saône (71350).
Tel 0033 385 91 87 45 

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Le Relais des Carrons St Trivier de Courtes

Closed on Monday. Open for lunch. Evenings on reservation only for groups. 5 minutes from Château de Montsymond.

13 rue des Carrons
St Trivier de Courtes
Tel 0033 474307270

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Restaurant le Raisin In Pont de Vaux

10 minutes from Chateau de Montsymond. Closed on Monday. Gastronomic restaurant (average budget 30 to 60 euros).

2 place Michel Poisat
Pont de Vaux
Tel 0033 385 303 097 

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Restaurants in La Truchere Natural reserve & riverside

This village is about 10 minutes from Château de Montsymond and Montrevost. It is the heart of a protected natural area offering marked forest and lakeside walks. The side of the river in La Truchere is a genuinely nice spot with several restaurants offering fish and frogs legs specialties.

- Restaurant de l'Embarcadère
Promenade du Barrage
Tel 0033 385 51 70 93

- Restaurant L’Escale
Promenade du Barrage
Tel 00 33 385 51 23 00

- Restaurant Auberge de la Grenouillère
Promenade du barrage
Tel 0033 385 51 03 27

Restaurant Olivier Leflaive. Puligny Montrachet.

Restaurant Olivier Leflaive In Puligny-Montrachet

Ideally located for your lunch break during your visit in the vineyards of the Cote de Beaune. This well known producer created a restaurant which is a Must for wine passionate. They offer both a “Bistrot” and “Gastronomic” type of Cuisine as well a very extensive wine card with not only their own wines but also top producers of Burgundy at very reasonable rates.

Place du monument
21190 Puligny-Montrachet
Tel 0033 3 80 21 37 65

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Michelin Starred Restaurants In Tournus

Tournus is considered as the « capital » of Gastronomy of Southern Burgundy with its Michelin Starred restaurants.

Closed on Sunday & Monday. This is my favorite Michelin Starred restaurant in the region. The Chef (Jean-Michel Carrette) is brilliant, the service is perfect, the wine card is the best in Southern Burgundy and the “Degustation menus” are very reasonably priced (6 courses at 70 euros and 9 courses at 105 euros). Great deal for Lunch from Tuesday to Friday: The “Menu du marché” for 35 Euros, just the experience you should not miss during your stay ! 

18 avenue du 23 Janvier
Tel 0033 385 510 174

Closed Tuesday & Wednesday.

1 rue Thibaudet
Tel 0033 385 511 352 

Closed Monday & Tuesday.

1 bis avenue des Alpes
Tel 0033 385 512 086 

Closed Monday & Tuesday.

2 avenue Gambetta
Tel 0033 385 511 056 

Restaurant étoilé Michelin L'Amaryllis. Saint Rémy.

Michelin starred restaurant L’Amaryllis In Saint-Rémy

The Michelin Starred chef Cédric Burtin welcomes you in this renovated watermill. Open from Tuesday evening to Sunday lunch.

Chemin de Martorez
71100 Saint-Rémy
Tel 0033 385 48 12 98

Michelin Lameloise. Chagny.

3*Michelin restaurant Lameloise In Chagny

The one and only 3* Michelin restaurant of Southern Burgundy. It is highly recommended to book a long time in advance, in particular for weekends.

36 place d’armes
71150 Chagny
Tel 0033 385 876 565 


Restaurant Le St Germain In Saint-Germain du bois (ideal for lunch after Louhans market visit)

Traditional regional cuisine at reasonable rates. Don’t miss Stéphane Aladame white wines on the wine card. This restaurant is a good escape (less than 10 minutes’ drive) for Lunch after visiting Louhans market on Monday mornings. The restaurants in Louhans are too busy on Market day.

Place du Marché
71330 Saint Germain du Bois
Tel 0033 385 72 02 47

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Discovery of the world of Truffles and tasting At the House of a Thousand Truffles, Marey-lès-Fussey

Head out to the forest for a truffle hunt with this experience. You'll meet your guide at the Maison Aux Mille Truffes, where you'll get a briefing on truffles and how they are hunted. Then you'll head out to the woods with Julio, a truffle-hunting canine, who will search for truffles right before your eyes, before returning to your starting point for a product tasting.

Cave des vignerons de Mancey Cooperative winery in Tournus

This cooperative winery's shop located on the side of the main Road leaving Tournus towards Chalon sur Saône. It is open every day and you will find there a large choice of "wine for every day" in a price range between 10 to 25 euros.
They also promote wines from some of their colleagues, in total 80 appellations from Mâconnais, Côte Chalonnaise, Côte d'Or and Chablisien. It is possible to taste and have explanations with a guide against a small fee.