I took advantage of this month of November to discover Burgundy and especially Beaune. The region and its city are known for their many vineyards and great wines, as well as their renowned and starred restaurants. I highly recommend going there in the autumn, the leaves are of all colors, from intense reds to golden yellows, it’s sublime. I was lucky enough to stay in a fabulous guest house, called Terre d’Or
, overlooking the town of Beaune and its vineyards. Jean-Louis decided to transform the family home in 1999 into a marvellous guest house, made of 5 rooms and 2 separate houses. A true family story: Jean-Louis, the ace of DIY, builds everything; Christine his wife takes care of the splendid garden; their son Vincent welcomes the guests with kindness; his Lithuanian wife Jurga decorates the house with her poetic sculptures; their son Gaspard, a little prodigy of nine years, plays piano tunes with boldness; without forgetting his great grandfather Georges at the origin of the house. A family filled with generosity and extreme kindness, which makes you feel good as soon as you arrive.
The spacious and luminous bedrooms and their bathrooms have a breathtaking view of the surroundings and are incredibly peaceful. If you can not thrive of the swimming pool in summer, you go in the arranged cave and jump into the hot jacuzzi, a unique place!
You can havve breakfast around the fireplace, and enjoy currant and raspberry jam – exceptional – organic and prepared in copper cauldron. Comté, dried sausage, fresh bread, all accompanied by a homemade grape juice picked by Gaspard in the adjacent vineyards.
Jean-Louis just began a long-term project that he showed us with passion: an enclosed plot of several hectares where he just planted truffles, but also grapes, red fruits, kiwis, and figs. In a few years, he will propose workshops around nature, with fruit picking and food courses on his ground.
Meanwhile, Vincent and him organize days of discovery in the Beaune region, off the beaten path, where they make you meet winegrowers, during which you can of course taste the wines of the region and admire the most beautiful Burgundy views.
Rue Izembart – La Montagne
From 185€ a night
Jean-Louis and Vincent
Domain Les Grèves
In Jean-Louis “clos”, the yellow raspberries still point the tip of their noses in this November month!