Drive Time: 3 hours (185 miles)
France’s most flourishing region draws visitors in, not only with its promise of fabulous wines but also its profusion of exquisite cuisine, stone-built towns, medieval abbeys, canals and châteaux. Head to Dijon’s Musée des Beaux Arts – one of France’s oldest and most interesting museums, thanks to the richness of its encyclopaedic collections and the historical interest of the building that holds them. Hospices de Beaune is one of the country’s most prestigious historic monuments, with its flamboyant Gothic architecture and renowned 148-acre wine estate. And another real Burgundy gem is its last independent, family mustard mill, The Fallot Mustard. Experience mustard-making ‘the old way’, then enjoy a tasting of their signature Dijon and Burgundy mustards.
Stay: Grand Hôtel La Cloche (3 nights)