Burgundy, France

Beaune ‘Runseeing’ Tour

Mark Miller
Beaune is a beautiful, historic, and very walkable town in the heart of Burgundy.  It’s a great hub for exploring the area’s wineries and vineyards. Friend of Great Runs Mark Miller has put together this  ~7 km ‘runseeing’ tour of Beaune, using the 2.7 km ring road around the old city walls, and a jaunt out to the lovely but small Parc de la Bouzaize.
Parc de la Bouzaize. Mark Miller

Start near the train station on the Av. de Rue de Château, and then follow the ring road — Bd. Maréchal Joffre (and changes names a couple of times).  You’ll pass the War Memorial and Square des Lions. After 1.3 km, hop on the Av. de Parc for 0.4 km to the Park Bouzaize, which has some nice paths and a small pond. Retrace your steps to complete the ring road.

Add-Ons:  Explore the streets of the largely pedestrianized historic center inside the old city walls. Also, the Vineyard Cycle Path (Veloroute La Voie des Vignes) is a scenic (and hilly!) multi-use path that starts at the south end of the Park Bouzaize in Beaune and extends for 35 km to Nolay.
Pro tip: Maison Bourchard Pere & Fils, established in 1731, have a great cellar tour with history and tastings.
Essentials
  • 6.9 km (4.3 miles) loop
  • 21m (69 feet)
  • Near train station on Av. de Rue de Château
  • Train station is near the ring road, and there are bus stations along it. Also, three public parking lots off the ring road (the center of Beaune is largely pedestrianized)

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Essentials
  • 6.9 km (4.3 miles) loop
  • 21m (69 feet)
  • Near train station on Av. de Rue de Château
  • Train station is near the ring road, and there are bus stations along it. Also, three public parking lots off the ring road (the center of Beaune is largely pedestrianized)