Packing a picnic is much more satisfying than stopping off for a quick sandwich from a shop, especially when are in Burgundy, a land of delicious ingredients. Dust off your old picnic hampers, fold the napkins, and don’t forget du vin, because here are four of the best spots in Burgundy for eating alfresco.

The Summit of Mont-Beuvray

How about a romantic little picnic on a Sunday afternoon? Head towards Mont-Beuvray where from the summit you can see spectacular views of the local area and even Mont Blanc on a clear day. This picnic will surely be the climactic event of your weekend!

… other picnics in the Nièvre.

Vézelay

Nothing beats a good picnic on a sunny day; good homemade dishes and a bit of shade for a nap while the children play. You arrive at Vézelay, and so arises the eternal question: “Where do we settle?” The best spot is in the shadow of the Basilic of St Mary Magdalene; the back terrace offers a birdseye view of the Morvan. Perfect for a lazy afternoon.

… other picnic spots in l’Yonne

On Suin Hill

This is a great one for the whole family. Suin hill is the ultimate spot to spend the afternoon in relaxation mode, with 360 ° views of the Charolais. If you feel like it you can walk off your lunch in the beautiful surrounding valley.

…other picnics in Saône-et-Loire

Saint-Romain

The heights of Saint-Romain offer breathtaking views of the Burgundy vineyards on one side and the cliffs on the other. Great photos are a certainty! But what to take on your picnic? How about a very Burgundian hamper of beef Bourguignon terrine, mustard from Dijon, soft époisses cheese, spiced apricots, and Anis de Flavigny sweets to finish!

…other picnics in the Côte d’Or

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