Surrounded by vines, Ermitage de Corton lies on Burgundy's Route des Grands Crus a short hop from Beaune, where this friendly hotel-cum-restaurant cultivates a taste for excellence.
The four-star establishment boasts a dozen rooms equipped with all mod cons in a delightful country seat surrounded by a lush park. The gentle contours of the Butte de Corton and the hillsides all around drop down from the terrace and poolside. It’s an ideal pied-à-terre for immersing yourself in all the exclusive, authentic attractions that Burgundy has to offer.
Looking out over this incredible panorama, a wonderful gourmet adventure awaits epicureans and foodies in the restaurant. Under the guidance of chef Vincent Chirat, the cuisine is unashamedly modern without losing sight of traditional know-how. Here you can enjoy all the flavour of the Burgundy terroir embellished by inventive, seasonal recipes. A wine list suggested by the resident sommelier accompanies the dishes, boasting several hundred labels (including a wide range of Côtes de Beaune) and acknowledged as one of the hundred most splendid cellars in France.
Ermitage de Corton is eager to showcase the beauty and riches of the vineyard, and it organises excursions in a camper van around the hillsides of Corton. These outings, replete with anecdotes, are an opportunity to find out more about the history of Burgundy and its terroir. A wine tasting at the foot of the vineyard adds extra charm to the excursion. Anyone who prefers two wheels can rent a bike and get some tips from the staff about the best routes to take to explore the Côte de Nuits or Côte de Beaune.
The hotel also organises private tastings with some of the region’s Grands Crus served by the glass.
Ermitage de Corton
RD974, 12 route de Dijon
Tel.: +33 (0)3 80 22 05 28