ActivitiesIt’s location between the vineyards and the river Saone, makes Domaine de l’Oiseau an ideal base to discover Burgundy’s wine culture and the historical south of the region.
Whether by car or bicycle, for a day away or a week, your visit will be full of surprises.
AROUND THE DOMAINE
The bicycle is king !!!
Loated on the Voie Bleue (The Blue Cycling Trail), (www.lavoiebleue.com), Domaine de l’Oiseau is ideal for a well deserved break on the banks of the river Saone. The Voie Bleue connects Luxembourg to Lyon by cycle track along the routes of the rivers Moselle and Saone (700km of track). You can re-charge and clean your bicycle on site at the domaine, ready to set off again the next day. We can also prepare you a picnic for lunch, take breakfast at the time you wish to fit into your next day’s schedule.
We can also offer a contact to hire a bicycle, thanks to our partner VELOU BOURGOGNE: whether it’s provision of bicycles, where and when you want, transport of baggage to your next stop over, Velou helps take care of it.
Staying on the spot to relax and re-energise ! Walking along the riverbanks, perhaps a little fishing, around the pool or on the many garden seats, or for the more active, you have tennis in the village behind the domaine, or the Golf at Levernois few minutes away.
Also around the domaine, we can offer special wine tastings for your group in the cave. The course is delivered by a local professional winemaker. The grapes, the harbesting and wine production process will unfold many secrets for you. These tasting are held in The Grange, full of original and authentic charm.
La Côte d’Or
Beaune, wine capital of Burgundy, is a uniquely historic town. Its heritage is to be discovered in the Hospices De Beaune (Hotel Dieu)- the ancient hospital still preserved today, Notre Dame Basilique, and the ramparts surrounding the town. Stroll the winding alleys, wander as you wish, discover the Bouzaize Park or the magnificent Saturday morning market, so many privileged moments.
Of course, wine is everywhere: you can visit the historic wine caves, tasting many precious nectars, visit the Museum des Climats – telling the history of the flavours from the soils impacting the wines in our region.
From Beaune, set off onto the Route des Grands Crus, to the north driving as far as the historic city of Dijon, visiting Nuits St Georges then the celebrated Clos de Vougeot. To the south, the road will lead to Maranges, passing through the famous wine villages: Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet and Santenay. On the route, seeing how remarkably the vines fashion the countryside, meeting wine growers who will be delighted to open their caves for you.
Many hiking trails allow you to discover the Cote de Beaune.
On route, don’t forget to visit the Chateau de Savigny le Beaune, and it’s 9 permanent exhibitions, aviation, automobiles, motorbikes, cycles… in a spectacular setting.
La Bourgogne du Sud (Southern Burgundy )
From Gergy, heading south, whether by car or cycle, you will quickly arrive in Chalon-sur -Saone. Birthplace of photography, you can visit the Nicephore Niepce museum, wander around Place St Vincent with it’s beautiful cathedral. Chalon’s Sunday morning market is magnificent!
A little further south, you reach Tournus, famous for it’s history and art, then onto Cluny with it’s famous Abbey.
Sheena and John will be delighted to advise you.