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After winning the Prix d’Or in the “Business and private Events” class of the 2021 Trophées de l’Oenotourisme, the Château will participate in the finals again this year, this time in the “Catering in the vineyards” category. Once again, the teams at this uniquely special site synonymous with Burgundy’s cultural and oenological heritage have put together a varied program of tourist offers designed to fulfil the visitors’ expectations.
“Cistercium”, an exhibition of forty-five works by the Burgundy ceramist Alain Prudhomme will be on display in the Cuverie at the Château du Clos de Vougeot until October 31st 2022. Taking his inspiration from the manuscripts of Cîteaux, the artist highlights the ancestral savoir faire of the Abbey’s monks in his reproductions of 12th and 13th century illuminated lettering.
When the exhibition closes, the ceramics will find a new home in the Définitoire of Cîteaux Abbey. The Château du Clos de Vougeot and the Fondation du Patrimoine are actively collaborating in the restoration and preservation of this jewel of France’s historical heritage and future centre for cultural encounters and scientific research.
To this end, the auction of an exceptional cuvée of Clos de Vougeot will take place during a charity dinner at the Château on April 23rd 2022. The proceeds will be donated to Cîteaux Abbey in aid of the restoration of the Définitoire.
There are Guided tours of the Château every day – the ideal opportunity to discover this historic monument and the birthplace of winegrowing in Burgundy. Begun in the 12th century, the building was only completed by Abbot Jean Loisier in the 16th century. Visits are priced at 7.50€ for an adult, if booked in advance. Groups of fewer than fifty persons can book a private guided tour with interpreter at a fixed price of 66€.
Individual adults : 7,50 € (with a supplement of 2.50€, if not booked in advance)
Individual children between 8 and 16 years, and students : 2,50 €
Adults in an organized group (more than 10 persons) : 6,00 €
Organized school groups (more than 10 persons) : 2,50 €
Guide service in addition to entrance fee (by reservation) : fixed price (group of 50 persons maximum) : 66 €
VISIT TIMES: (IN FRENCH) 10.30 AM AND 2.30 PM; (IN ENGLISH) 11.30AM AND 15.30PM
Use this application (freely available on tablets, Androd and Iphone and downloadable from the App Store, Google Store or Play Store) to discover the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Côte d’Or and, in particular, the Château du Clos de Vougeot. Discover at your own pace the Château’s 15th century vat-house, the Petit Cellier and the 12th century Grand Celliers, as well as the former lay brothers’ dormitory, and the kitchen with its well. The app can be downloaded in advance and consulted offline.
USEFUL INFORMATION :
Unguided tour price : 7,50€
OPENING TIMES: OPEN EVERY DAY
From april 1st to october 31st : open all day from 9.30am to 6.00pm (ticket-office closes at 5.30pm), except for saturday when the château closes at 5.00pm and the ticket-office at 4.30pm.
From november 1st to march 31st : open all day from 10.00am to 5.00pm (ticket-office closes at 4.30pm).
In line with its role as a prime mover in promoting culture and wine tourism, the Château du Clos de Vougeot is hosting an exceptional exhibition of tapestries from the 17th to 20th centuries illustrating the themes of winegrowing and winemaking. In these original works, wine is represented and celebrated in a variety of forms, including scenes of grape-picking, drinking-feasts and the triumph of Bacchus.
Among the tapestries on display are 20th century pieces by Jean Lurçat (1892-1966), Georges Devêche (1903-1974), Jean-Picart Le Doux (1902-1982), Claude Bleynie (1923-2016) and Michel Tourlière (1925-2004).
These unique tapestries come from the private collections of the entrepreneur, art lover and wine connoisseur Hugues Helffer, the Curie family and the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. The exhibition is open from November 27th 2021 until August 31st 2022 in the Grands and Petit Celliers and is included as part of your visit to the Château du Clos de Vougeot.
Fontenay Abbey (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Cluny Abbey (a European Heritage Site) and the Château du Clos de Vougeot have come together to offer visitors a unique “spiritual circuit” that gives them the opportunity to discover some of Burgundy’s monastic sites at a reduced price. Buying a full-price ticket for any one of these three sites entitles you to a reduction on tickets for the other two.
Available from Tuesday to Sunday, visitors can book a sensorial experience. The offer proposes a tour of the Château (unguided) and a wine-tasting (with an expert guide) comprising five tasteviné Burgundy wines. Each wine is accompanied by its own gougère specially flavoured to complement the wine.
USEFUL INFORMATION :
Duration : one hour
Price : 30€ per person (inclusive of tax)
From tuesday to sunday at 10.30am
From tuesday to friday at 4.00pm
Saturday at 3.30pm • sunday at 4.00pm
VISITORS SHOULD ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE SENSORIAL EXPERIENCE
The Château du Clos de Vougeot proposes a complete wine-tourism offer that combines culture and gastronomy. The onsite restaurant La Table de Léonce proposes a luncheon-winetasting where diners can discover Burgundy wines while enjoying simple but high-quality cuisine typical of the region. Having obtained the “Savoir-faire 100% Côte d’Or” quality seal, La Table de Léonce will this year compete in the fourth edition of the Trophées de l’Oenotourisme in the “Catering in the vineyards” category.
USEFUL INFORMATION :
Wine-tasting (4 wines) + lunch + visit: 75€ inclusive of tax
Wine-tasting (6 wines) + lunch + visit: 105€ including tax (including 2 Grand Crus)
Visit + lunch without wine (selection of fruit juices): 55€ including tax
Children’s menu (under 17 years): 30€ including tax
Vegetarian menu (chef’s choice of in-season ingredients) must be ordered 24 hours in advance
THE TABLE DE LEONCE IS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE LUNCHES ON ANY DAY OF THE WEEK (MINIMUM OF 18 PERSONS) BY RESERVATION :
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