Auberge du Paradis
Fetching village auberge in the Burgundian wine hills
This aptly-named auberge is a little gem well worth making tracks for. It’s a stylish little village address at the heart of Burgundian wine country with excellent cooking and home comforts.
Know It All
Hit the Spot
In Saint-Amour, near the wine town of Mâcon.
Come here for...
● A Burgundy foodfest – the cooking is outstanding. ● Stellar cellars nearby – this is prime wine tasting country. ● Stylish quarters with standout baths.
There's a sought-after restaurant (dining is the big thing here), plus a petite pool and indoor hot tub.
Good to know
Let your hosts point you towards some of Burgundy's best local cellars.
Rooms and suites
Seven rooms and suites
Rooms are named after different spices, so you could be bedding down in Gingembre, Cumin or Muscade. All have a lounge area, satellite TV, wi-fi and feature bathrooms – many with clawfoot baths. Most have views of the village square or local vineyards.
Tandoori is a favourite, with its own terrace overlooking the walled garden and vines. Cumin has a pleasingly oriental feel.
Eat & Drink
Bold red and cream decor is the backdrop to your dining, with a giant heart on the wall. The restaurant is one of the best in the region and you'll want to savour dinner here. Sample quail egg with porcini mushrooms or roast pigeon with shallots and peanuts, and finish off with a terrific crème brûlée served with just a hint of tarragon.
Breakfast (charged at EUR 14) is served until 11.30am.
See & Do
You're in the heart of Burgundy wine country, so be sure to do some tasting. The wine towns of Mâcon and Beaune are a good place to check out the best in Mâconnais labels, and your hosts will be happy to direct you to some of the region's best labels. Other than that, your sleepy surroundings are tailor-made for doing as little as you like.
Beaune stages its popular Baroque Music festival every weekend in July, with jazz on the calendar in September.
ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 115 - 220Check In
12:00 middayMinimum Night Stay
Open all yearAir Conditioning
Dogs are welcome and charged EUR 7 a nightWedding License?
Plâtre Durand, 71570 Saint Amour BellevueParking
There is free guest parking.Trains
Mâcon station – 6 kmTaxis
EUR 15 from MâconAirport
Lyon – 90 km