"A chateau in the vineyards" Vougeot by MEdelmann

Vougeot Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 31 photos

CHATEAU CLOS DE VOUGEOT

When going from Beaune to Dijon on the national road, you will also pass the small village of Vougeot. It a typical burgundian wine village like many others but it houses a wonderful "chateau" (castle) outside standing in the "Clos de Vougeot" vineyard, which is one of the most famous locations in Burgundy.

Clos de Vougeot was originally created by the monks of Cîteaux. A small chapel and rundimentary buildings, damaged during religios wars, were rebuilt and enlarged in 1551, becoming the current Chateau Clos de Vougeot, which is a major tourist attraction now .....

I It is also the home of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastvin, which is a wine brotherhood. They organize copious feasts and tastings, and they also rent the castle .....

I was there in 1998 and 2001. Most of the pictures are from my second visit. Only some (from inside the castle) I took in 1998. I hope you will enjoy it....

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A wonderful landscape and a wonderful castle
  • Cons:expensive wines
  • In a nutshell:An interesting and historic place, not only for wine lovers ...
  • Intro Updated Jan 31, 2003
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  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2003 at 12:05 PM

    Very nice pictures! Good history tips too! I stopped at Vougeot last september to show my american husband a "famous" french vineyard. It is a beautiful region!

  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2003 at 12:06 AM

    Thanks for the tour Fred! Your photos are very nice!

  • coceng's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2003 at 10:20 AM

    The scenes are amazing & I love the name...actually it's a challenge for me to pronounce anything French! :)

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2003 at 6:48 AM

    My kind of place, vineyards and castle. Wouldn't it be nice to be a wine brother.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2003 at 11:02 PM

    that's the kind of sport I like.....walking through the Vineyard, thinking of the next Glass :-)) glorious page thank you Fred!!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2003 at 3:18 PM

    what an interesting place and great scenery ! - always have books and magazines ready for your sis....so you could even take some more pics !!

  • besbel's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2003 at 4:23 PM

    Awesome pics, lovely place!

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2003 at 3:16 PM

    Your sister was very patient:-) Lovely photos and a great tour but no wine shop?

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2003 at 11:31 PM

    Beautiful photos! Vougeot looks so nice! The Chateau looks so charming!

  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2003 at 1:01 PM

    I understand your passion for photography, yours to the exclusion of your sister............mine for someone else. Great pics and info, thankyou

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