For many wine lovers, central Burgundy’s Côte d’Or (Golden Slope) represents the anteroom to heaven. Quaint old villages and picturesque vineyards dot the region, which cuts a narrow swath between Dijon and Santenay. Chambertin, Musigny, Romanée-Conti and Montrachet are just some of the fabled grands crus that thrive here on surprisingly tiny parcels of land. Set aside at least a day and a half to explore Dijon and the northern Côte d’Or (known as the Côte de Nuits), and allow another day for the southern Côte d’Or (known as the Côte de Beaune), which includes the charming town of Beaune itself. 

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