The common Nuits-Saint-Georges is smaller than size, because his fame radiates throughout the region and beyond, thanks to the prestige of its wines. With a highly developed economy oriented around the business of the vine, it is also unique for its location on major roads. Its architectural and cultural heritage can be discovered by taking Route des Grands Crus and the circuit of Hautes Cotes, over authentic villages cultivating the good life.
A little history:
From prehistoric times, the caves of Light-Holes are occupied. The Gallic period focuses at the foot of Charmois wood: walnut and hazelnut trees in this place gave their name to Nights and its river Meuzin (which means a wetland and vegetation that grows there: trees, flowers, herbs ...).
In Gallo-Roman city was first built in the south, in a locality called later "in Bolars" or "Les Bolards". In the 14th century, the construction of walls creates the current heart of the city, bringing Nuits and Nuits-Upstream Downstream.
In 1892, becomes Nuits-Saint-Georges Nights, the name of his own the oldest, composed around the year 1000. Since then, the fame of the wines of the Côte and the Hautes-Cotes de Nuits has continued to strengthen ... even on the moon! In July 1971, the 15th Apollo mission to the moon placed a label of the vintage "Earth-Moon" from 1959, in honor of Jules Verne and Félix Tisserand (born Nights). The largest crater on the moon door and called "St. George".
Half way between Dijon and Beaune, in the department of Cote-d'Or, the country is Nuits-Saint-Georges center of the country in the heart of Burgundy and the Cote de Nuits, true "Champs Elysées" of Burgundy. It comprises twenty-five villages located between the hillside vineyards and the plain cereal.