Set in the very heart of French wine country, and more specifically Burgundy (i.e. Bourgogne), Beaune is a fairytale town characterised by its central Hospices de Beaune turned museum, wealth of wine experiences, and of course, ruinous fortifications. Perfect for a long weekend, or indeed longer stint if you’re planning on indulging in trips to the nearby area, here’s your ultimate guide for where to stay in Beaune, including the best Beaune hotels and accommodation suggestions to suit every budget!
Introducing Beaune, the unofficial wine capital of Burgundy
Home to a maze of cobbled lanes and quintessential Burgundy architecture, Beaune can be found somewhere on the train line between Nuits-Saint-Georges and Dijon. Boasting a selection of well-curated museums, particular highlights of the French town you won’t want to miss include the medieval Hospices de Beaune and checking out the offerings of Athenaeum de la Vigne et du Vin, a bookstore dedicated solely to wine!
Of course, the main star of the show (and probably why you’re visiting) is the wine! From wine tastings taking place across Beaune (I managed to go on a cellar tour with just a handful of others for €10, which was quite a steal considering the amount of wine we consumed!) to taking excursions to the nearby vineyards, Beaune is quite literally an oenophile’s dream!
Things to know before booking Beaune accommodation
If you’re like me and want to see as many major attractions as possible, then be sure to stay within the city centre, which allows for you to frequent all of the main restaurants within a ten to fifteen minute walk of your hotel. Staying far away from the city centre will cut into your valuable exploration time and so I highly recommend avoiding this!
Although most people in the tourism industry speak great English, it’s only polite to learn a few words of the local language, in this case, French. So as to help you get by, I highly recommend bringing along a French phrasebook like this one.
You should also know before you visit Beaune that the plugs are different from those in many parts of the world. Bring along a universal travel adapter like this one so you can charge your electrical items abroad! The best time to visit Beaune is from May through to September as this is when the weather is at its best, though you should also note that this is the high season and so prices will likely be higher than during other times of the year!
Luxury Hotels in Beaune
Hostellerie Cèdre & Spa
For an über luxe stay in Beaune, be sure to book a room in the five-star hotel of Hostellerie Cèdre & Spa. Situated under a ten-minute walk away from both the Musée du Vin de Bourgogne wine museum and the Hôtel Dieu (Hospices de Beaune), amenities at this luxury Beaune accommodation include room service, golf, and a bar on-site.
Hôtel Le Cep & SPA Marie de Bourgogne
Located in the very heart of the city, this five-star establishment offers a true taste of luxury with all the trimmings, including a spa. Set within a timber-framed historic building, the decor is sumptuous and typical of the region. Furthermore, the luxurious hotel is so well placed that all major attractions and restaurants can be reached within just a short walk!
Mid-range Hotels in Beaune
Hotel des Remparts
For a stay with a distinctly historic feel, Hotel des Remparts can be found along the city wall’s, minutes away from the city centre. Conveniently located between the train station and Beaune’s attractions, this hotel offers amenities such as Wi-Fi, parking, and rooms with original features. After all, the Beaune hotel is quite literally set against the backdrop of a 17th-century former mansion house!
Hotel de Bretonnière Beaune
This mid-range hotel offers clean and comfortable rooms in a three-star establishment. Set in an 18th-century coaching inn, facilities include free parking, Wi-Fi, and an on-site bar. Other amenities include air conditioning and some rooms have kitchenettes.
Budget Hotels in Beaune
Hôtel Le Foch
For an affordable stay in Beaune which is close to all of the wine town’s major attractions, Hôtel Le Foch offers well-reviewed laid back rooms in the heart of all the action. Amenities of the guesthouse accommodation include WiFi and a bar on-site.
Last but not least… Book an apartment on Air BnB
For those who are looking to explore the delights of Beaune from a more local’s perspective, you may well want to consider booking an apartment on Air BnB. After all, booking Beaune accommodation this way means that you can book yourself into a place that allows you to cook for yourself and host a larger group (such as a family travelling together). New to Air BnB? Sign up with this link to give you credit towards your first stay!