Puligny Montrachet, a deceptively sleepy village just 10 kms south of Beaune, lies at the foot of a band of vineyards producing some of the greatest and most expensive white wines in the world. Le Montrachet, Chevalier Montrachet, Batard Montrachet and Bienvenue Batard Montrachet are the most prized of Burgundy’s Grand Cru white wines and are the reason this village has become the iconic destination for wine lovers the world over.
The village forms a pretty cluster of stone houses in between and around the two main squares. Stroll into the Place de Fontaines home to the village café /bar and you could find yourself joining in on the Fete de Music, a musical evening celebrated mid-June throughout France, enjoying the fireworks of Batsille Day on July 14th or bartering for bric-a-brac at the Vide Grenier, a village fete held each August. The Place Monument is home to the boulangerie and La Table, the delightful restaurant serving a set lunch with complimentary wines to taste from the famous Olivier Leflaive domaine.
The tranquil pace and picture-postcard stone houses epitomize your holiday dream of wiling away lazy summer days sipping a chilled glass of wine on a shaded terrace in the middle of the perfect French village, Puligny Montrachet.