Easy circuit for walking among Beaune’s vineyards to the south of the town.
General Information :
Points of interest : views over Beaune and the Côte de Beaune ; the vineyards ; winegrowers' huts (cabottes)
Start: Beaune: Entrance to Parc de la Bouzaise (signposted from the ring road)
Parking: Parc de la Bouzaise
Distance: 6 km
Duration: 1 hour 30 – 2 hours
Height gained: 115 m
Level: family, very easy
Markers: directional posts and yellow paint marks on various objects (trees, ground, walls...)
Restrictions: avoid in hot weather because little shade; TAKE CARE during hunting season (September till end-February) and official culls.
"Step by step" :
Facing Parc de la Bouzaize, take the road on the right (Rue du Dr Boulay), then turn left into Rue du Faubourg St Martin – turn left at the fork.
At the next junction 1 (post P37), turn left into Chemin des Teurons. Cross the D970 (take care) and take, almost opposite, a small path between two stone walls; circle around 3/4 of Clos de la Mousse 2 on the left, then turn left into a small tarmac road heading up through the vineyards 3 then 4 then 5.
At a rising fork (post P39), bear left on the tarred uphill road heading due south 6. At the top of the hill (benches and table on the right), continue straight ahead (post P40). Heading downhill, there is a beautiful view of Pommard and its vineyards, the Church of Meursault in the distance and, in the background, the hills of the Côte Chalonnaise 7 and 8.
On reaching a small road, turn left 9 (post P41). Ignore the dirt road to the left leading to a house, and 150 m further on 10, take the dirt road veering left (post P42).
Ignore the road on the right going down to Clos des Mouches 11 and continue downhill, toward the house.
The road becomes vaguely tarred and passes near a pleasant circular dry stone construction 12 and 13.
About 50 m later, turn right and then 30 metres further on 14, take a path on the left heading very slightly uphill to start with 15 16. Continue to the end of this path. Then turn right and follow this little winding road, now tarred, passing near a utility pole 17.
150 m further on, at a fork, turn right along a metalled road between two walls 18, and then come out onto a tarmac road and turn left into Rue de Sceaux, providing access back to the entrance of Parc de la Bouzaize.