St Aubin is a small but charming wine commune of around 250 residents in the Cote de Beaune area of Burgundy. Surrounded by vineyards it is ideal for scenic drives, walking and cycling in the area from a delightful self catering holiday home in St Aubin. It offers the perfect base for experiencing the laid back lifestyle and sights in this area of France.
Enjoy the Museums
The area around your St Aubin holiday rental has some fine museums such as the Museum of Wine situated in a 15th century former meeting place of the Dukes of Burgundy. The Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Jules-Marey Museum (for early video photography) are both in nearby Beaune.
The local markets around St Aubin are held on different days in each small town. Dijon’s markets are on Fridays and Saturdays and are the perfect place to pick up fresh local produce.
Wine lovers will enjoy a stay in St Aubin as it is in the heart of Burgundy’s vineyards. Many local wineries offer tours and wine tastings of the world-famous wines before you buy. The Maison des Vins in Chalon-sur-Saone also offers an informative wine-tasting experience.
Beaune is an unforgettable town just 12km from your holiday cottage in St Aubin. The piéce de resistance in this town of stunning architecture is the Hotel Dieu with its beautiful arcade, colourful tiled roof and half timbered gables. Built as a 15th century hospital visitors can tour the wards, kitchens and wells. Beaune church is also worth visiting for its fine tapestries.
Chateauneuf is one of the most beautiful villages in France, a pleasant 38km drive from your St Aubin holiday rental. Once an important resting place on the pilgrimage route, the wonderful chateau was built to defend the road to Autun. The town has fine merchant houses from the 12th to 15th centuries and the lovely church is worth a visit.
Dijon, the capital of Burgundy, is known for its exceptional Renaissance architecture and makes a pleasant day out. It is packed with museums, parks, theatres, an opera house and grand merchants’ houses. It is best known for its Dijon mustard.
The Cote d’Or region has warm sunny summers averaging 25° C (77° F) with showers possible at any time. Winters are cold with freezing overnight temperatures during the winter months.
The nearest airport to St Aubin is Geneva (GVA) Airport which is about 133 km drive away. Flights with budget airlines can also be booked to Lyon (LYS) Airport and St Etienne (EBU) Airport a little further away. The fast TGV trains connect with the Eurostar from London making this an easy way to reach Dijon.