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.
The church of St Symphorien (thirteenth century) which houses in its square tower, an impressive manual carillon of thirty-seven bells.
The belfry, symbol of the city, which dates from 1630.
The church Notre-Dame de Saint-Denis, which dates from the late 19th century.
End of March: Wine Auction Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges. Fair wine, chocolate fair, various animations and free for two days.
Early July: Great flea annual Wing or the Thigh.
Early July: Festival of Music Sounds of a Summer Night ".
Early September: Feast of the village of Cassis Concoeur.
Late October: Wine Festival Gruff.
Early December: Christmas Market Associations Nuitones.
You will be delighted by the wealth of historical and architectural heritage of the country Nuits-Saint-Georges. Any heritage is grafted around the vine: the cabottes, traditional architecture in the wine villages, the closed adorned their walls and majestic gates? The Museum of Arts and Traditions of the Hautes Cotes at Reulle-Vergy invites you to discover this evidence. With their fine wine houses, villages are indeed charming, and an account of a church, a castle.
At the heart of the vineyard, the Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, known worldwide, is a Mecca for the Advancement of wines and gastronomy of Burgundy, led by the Brotherhood of the Knights of Tastevin.
The other jewel Heritage Country Nuits-Saint-Georges is the Abbey of Citeaux, whose role was crucial in the history of Western Christendom. If she has suffered including the Revolution, the abbey has conserved among other library and copyists of the cloister, she also played a significant role in the development of the region and the development of vineyards.
The owner of the castle of Entre-Deux-Monts, Concoeur, will present the history and architecture of the castle. High in the mid 17th century chapel, dovecote, a museum on sailing ships, barns, stables ...
The trails were concentrated in the Hautes Côtes and today the common Plain Nuits-Saint-Georges wanted to highlight their heritage, fauna and flora of their villages. Also, the Office of Tourism in collaboration with the residents has created 8 hiking tours for family walks 2 to 3 hours.