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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Côte-d'Or

Formerly called Santenay-les-Bains, Santenay is a village of Côte-d'Or, in the heart of Burgundy. It is not far from Beaune and its famous Hospices which attract many tourists. This charming town of about a thousand inhabitants is against the mountain and was ranked hydrothermal resort and spa town in the late 1960s.

Santenay village lives to the rhythm of the vines and especially the wine it produces, all under a pleasant climate and relaxed lifestyle in particular. Its healing waters, considered the most Lithia Europe, are popular with visitors lack of well-being.

The site is ideal for walks with incredible views, especially on the slopes, or on the top of Mont de Sene or Mountain of Three Crosses. If the village exudes serenity, he does not lack entertainment and other leisure sports that appeal most.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude46.9128330 (N 46° 54’ 46”)
Longitude4.6965340 (E 4° 41’ 48”)
AltitudeFrom 211m to 522m
Surface area10.36 km²
Population879 inhabitants
Density84 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureDijon (65 km, 54 min)
Insee code21582
IntercommunalityCA Beaune, Côte et Sud - Communauté Beaune-Chagny-Nolay

Nearest cities & towns

Remigny2.8 km (6 min)
Dezize-lès-Maranges3.4 km (6 min)
Cheilly-lès-Maranges3.7 km (8 min)
Sampigny-lès-Maranges4.1 km (9 min)
Chassagne-Montrachet4.7 km (8 min)
Chassey-le-Camp5 km (10 min)
Chagny5.1 km (11 min)
Paris-l'Hôpital5.3 km (10 min)
Corpeau6.2 km (9 min)
Saint-Gilles6.7 km (10 min)
Change6.7 km (12 min)
Bouzeron7.2 km (13 min)
Créot7.5 km (13 min)
Puligny-Montrachet7.5 km (9 min)

Things to see and do

Wine village Santenay has some beautiful monuments and other buildings to enjoy at beautiful walks.

Santenay Castle, also known as Castle Philip the Bold, was built on an ancient castrum the eleventh century. Revamped the twelfth and sixteenth century, today it is associated with a vineyard on the Route des Grands Crus of Burgundy. Its beauty lies in its charming glazed tile roof in Burgundy, typical of the region. It is possible to visit the area, which operates chardonnay and pinot noir, and do some tastings.

A spa offers to enjoy the benefits of lithia water sources of the town. After a break of several years, they are again used since the late 1990s.

The Church of St. John of Narosse does not lack charm with its neo-Gothic style of the nineteenth century, as the windmill Sorine, or the Mont de Sene. Hiking trails from Santenay possible to reach the summit of the highest site at 521 meters.

It is also possible to make excursions and other walks among the vines Santenay, to enjoy the green landscapes of the region.

From the outside, visitors can see the home of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament. Former place of mutual help and aid to the needy in the Old Regime, the building served as a school for more than 300 years before it was closed and sold in 1967.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Small wine village Santenay offers several animations in the streets to attract visitors and tourists.

In January, Santenay, wine village forces, celebrates the feast of St. Vincent, organizing different tastings and other events around wine.

Each July, the town of Santenay hosts music and theater festival. The program includes various musical and theater in several places of the village.

In early August, classical music concerts are held in St. John's Church Narosse to enjoy great performers.

The chocolate market is one of the flagship events of the village of Santenay. It takes place every year in December, offering tastings, sales of the region masters of chocolates and different animations around chocolate.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit a watercolour studio and gallery
Arts and CraftsFreeCorcelles-les-Arts (8.4 km)
Tour of the Château de Couches
Culture and education12 € Couches (10.6 km)
Wine-tasting at the Château de Couches
Local flavours4 € Couches (10.6 km)
Tour and tasting at the Domaine Debray
Local flavours10 € Beaune (16 km)
4x4 tour of the Burgundy vineyards
Local flavours54 € to 125 € Beaune (16.2 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Vaux Valley and botanical trail
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu (10.8 km)
Montaigu Castle and the Hamlet of Touches
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu (10.8 km)
From Maizeray to Saint-Martin-du-Tartre
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Tartre (31 km)
Towpath along the Saône
HikeEasy5h00Tournus (42 km)
Tour of Settons Lake
HikeIntermediate4h00Montsauche-les-Settons (58 km)


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