Nuits Saint Georges is a pretty town on the wine route between Dijon and Beaune. It is sometimes called the small capital of the Coast of Wines compared with its larger neighbor and rival Beaune.
You can meander along typical back streets, stroll in the Halles Market and flea market, walk along ramparts dating from the nineteenth century or walk close to the Belfry which still rings its bell.
3 interesting sites to visit :
The Cassisium : An interactive, educational museum invites you to discover the world of the black currant (cassis in French) with many virtual animations, a multimedia show, a tour of the production facilities and a tasting session where adults can sample the famous liqueurs made from cassis. Popular with young and old.
The Imaginarium : From vine to glass Imaginarium lets you discover the universe of Burgundy wines with a light and sound show. The Magic of Bubbles exhibit is an interactive and fun opportunity to learn about the world of sparkling wines. Of course, your tour will end with an opportunity to taste some of the wines of Burgundy.
The Castle of Entre-Deux-Monts located a few kilometers from Nuits Saint Georges: This magnificent house from the seventeenth century represents the country homes of the time. You can visit the salon and bedrooms, the chapel, the stables and the park.
Anecdote : Nuits Saint Georges wine became famous when it was prescribed as a cure for Louis XIV.
Also you might like to know that around the 3rd weekend in March, Nuits Saint Georges hosts a charity wine sale to benefit the Hospices de Nuits. Many events and activities are scheduled during this weekend including a half-marathon and a parade.