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Most beautiful hotels with Spa or Thalasso : Bourgogne Franche Comté

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Welcome to the region of Burgundy-Franche-Comté, a destination known throughout the world for its prestigious wines. With its 8 departments, Côte d'Or, Jura, Doubs, Yonne, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, Territoire de Belfort and Nièvre, we can tell you that you will not be bored. You will of course find activities in every corner of the region and above all very nice hotel addresses with spa in the heart of the vineyards, in big cities or in more remote places. There are many ways to visit this area. On foot, by bike or by boat, it's up to you to make your choice. In any case, one thing is sure, you will be amazed.

 

Lakes, ponds, rivers, mountains, forests and numerous vineyards contribute to the undeniable charm of this region. With its remarkable history, architecture and natural and cultural heritage, Burgundy-Franche-Comté now has eight major UNESCO World.


Spa hotel stay in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

If you are still hesitating to go for a stay or a weekend in Burgundy-Franche-Comté, the editors of Unique Hôtel Spa are ready to convince you that this region is ideal for a vacation with your partner, alone, with friends or with your family. Between the spa hotels with magnificent rooms and suites, the sumptuous castles with remarkable spa areas and the many original, sporting and cultural activities, get ready to not want to leave.

 

Romantic stay in Burgundy-Comté

 

Embark on a bucolic boat trip on one of the 4 navigable rivers of Burgundy-Franche-Comté. Whether on the Saône, the Yonne, the Seille or the Doubs, you will discover the richness of this territory and dive into enchanting landscapes.

If you prefer the land, go by bike to admire the villages, the architecture, the vineyards and the landscapes of this region. You will see for yourself but there are plenty of cycling routes. Among them, you will find the EuroVelo 6 which joins Nantes to Budapest in Romania and which is known to be the most important cycling route in the world, the V51 otherwise named the Tour de Bourgogne à Vélo, the V51a the small tour of Burgundy by bike, the blue way Moselle-Saône by bike (V50), the V55 from Montereau-Fault-Yonne in Seine-et-Marne to Migennes in Yonne, the V56 from Metz to Estérençuby in Pyrénées-Atlantiques, the V71 from Paray-le-Monial in Saône-et-Loire to Lavoûte-sur-Loire in Haute-Loire, the FrancoVéloSuisse, the "Voie des Salines", the "Bressane", or the "Compostelle à vélo".

Strolling through the big cities can also be a great way to get around. We advise you to discover cities like Auxerre, Beaunes, Besançon, Dijon, Montbéliard, Belfort or Mâcon.

Then, if you are sporty, the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region offers you about 18,000 kilometers of marked hiking trails. There is also no shortage of ski areas. In total, the region has 26 of them. You can ski in Métabief in the Doubs, in La Pesse in the Jura or in La Planche des Belles Filles in Haute-Saône.

 

Wellness weekend in Burgundy Franche-Comté

 

The Burgundy-Franche-Comté region is a land of well-being and serenity. The region offers many infrastructures for your relaxation. Thus, find spa hotels, thermal baths, tree houses or on the waterfront and private spas.

Spend a moment out of time in one of the five spas in the region. Bourbon-Lancy, Lons-le-Saunier, Luxeuil-les-Bains, Salins-les-Bains and Saint-Honoré-les-Bains. All of them have spas, leisure pools, saunas and offer massages and beauty treatments. Choose one of them and enjoy the benefits of their waters.

Rejuvenate in a swimming pool, a sauna, a hammam of a hotel in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. We suggest the Spa des Fontaines in Tournus, in Saône-et-Loire, which offers a wide range of treatments and numerous services for your relaxation such as a hammam and an herbal tea room.  In the Côte d'Or department, the Hostellerie Cèdre & Spa in Beaune offers a private jacuzzi, a hammam, an herbal tea room and a fitness room where yoga classes are given.

Finally, other high-end hotels such as the Maison d'Hôtes La Cimentelle, the Panorama 360 in Mâcon, the Grand Hôtel La Cloche - Dijon MGallery, the Villa Thermae Santenay, the Relais Bernard Loiseau and the spa hotel La Cueillette in Meursault with its fruit therapy concept are worth a visit.

If you want to relax in a real cocoon of well-being with the added bonus of a majestic setting, we have a few addresses to hand. For a day or a few hours, enjoy the spa area of a castle. We recommend the Caudalie vinotherapy spa at the Château de Germigney (not far from Besançon), which includes a hammam, sauna and salt grotto, an outdoor jacuzzi under the wisteria, an indoor sensory pool with water at 32°, an ice fountain, a sensory shower, a herbal tea room, treatments, massages and a relaxation area. The wellness centers of Château de Courban & spa Nuxe, Château de Saulon or Château de Rigny are remarkable.

However, if you are looking for a private spa, we recommend the Cabane Spa Merveille du Domaine des Grands Lacs, the Cabane Spa des Cyprès, the Cabane Boréale or the Cabane du Hérisson. You will experience unique moments in an exceptional setting.

 

Culture, gastronomy, heritage and golf in the heart of Burgundy-Franche-Comté

 

If you are a gourmet, curious by nature, culture lover and wish to discover the history of France, we can assure you that the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region corresponds to what you are looking for. There is something for everyone!

Start your weekend with the discovery of a wine tourism site. And yes, the region, known for its prestigious wines, is a leading destination when it comes to wine tourism. So you can't escape this type of tourism. We recommend you to visit the Wine Museum in Beaune, the Maison des Climats, the Hospices de Beaune, the Hameau Duboeuf in Romanèche-Thorins or the Château le Clos de Vougeot. Then, to observe breathtaking landscapes with vineyards as far as the eye can see, follow one of the seven wine roads. Choose between the Yonne vineyards road, the Crémant road, the Grands Crus road, the Grands Vins road, the Mâconnais-Beaujolais road, the Coteaux de Pouilly-Sancerre road and the Jura wines road. Otherwise, we advise you to discover one of the labelled vineyards such as the Jura vineyard, the Mâconnais vineyard or the Auxerrois, Chablisien or Tonnerrois vineyards. You will enjoy famous wines like Chably, Côte de Nuits, Vin de Paille, Macvin, or Pinot Noir for example.

This territory abounds in museums of all kinds. You will find them in all the departments of the region. Visit the Time Museum in Besançon in the Doubs, the Pipe and Diamond Museum in Saint-Claude in the Jura, the Costume Museum in Avallon in the Yonne, the Fine Arts Museum in Dijon or the Vine and Wine Museum in La Roche-Vineuse in Saône-et-Loire.

Extend your stay in one of the several cities of the region holding the label "City of Art and History". Go for a historical walk in Besançon, Dijon, Dole, Belfort, Nevers or in the Montbéliard area.

Don't miss to taste the culinary specialties of the region (cancoillote, Mont d'Or, boeuf bourguignon) and have lunch or dinner in one of the 38 Michelin starred restaurants.

Otherwise, go for a game of golf. The Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region has about 20 golf courses throughout its territory. We recommend you to go to the Besançon golf course, the Château d'Avoise in Montchanin, the Dijon Bourgogne golf course, the Château de Bournel or the Mâcon-La Salle golf course.  

End your weekend, vacation or stay with a visit to one of the eight sites listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites. Among them are the Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine in Vézelay, the Citadel of Vauban in Besançon, the Royal Saltworks in Arc-et-Senans, the Priory Site in La-Charité-sur-Loire, the Abbey in Fontenay, the Great Saltworks in Salins-Les-Bains as well as the Hill of Notre-Dame-Du-Haut in Ronchamp.

 

Program idea for a stay / weekend in Burgundy-Franche-Comté

 

To facilitate your research, we have prepared a two-day program between Beaune and Dijon. We recommend you to book one of the 40 rooms or suites of character of the Hostellerie Cèdre & spa in Beaune, a 5 star spa hotel. French art of living, escape, elegance, well-being and gourmet experiences will punctuate your stay. The numerous reviews and traveler ratings posted online on the hotel's website or on booking platforms such as Booking, Expedia or Tripadvisor will prove that this establishment is exceptional. Moreover, each comment underlines the professionalism, the availability and the kindness of the spa and hotel staff.

 

Day 1: Visit Beaune

 

First time in Burgundy-Franche-Comté? What better way to start your stay or weekend than in the capital of Burgundy wines, otherwise known as Beaune. In the morning, after your night and your breakfast in your spa hotel or your arrival in this magnificent city, walk through the historical streets of this city, stroll on the ramparts or walk through the park of Bouzaire. The lunch break is coming. Enjoy a tasty meal at the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Bénaton. In the afternoon, don't miss a visit to the Hôtel-Dieu - Hospices de Beaune Museum. At the end of the day, after your many miles of exploring the city, return to the hotel and indulge in a moment of relaxation at the Nuxe spa of the Hostellerie Cèdre & Spa. Embark on a sensory journey with a facial, body treatment or massage. Before returning to your room, take a gourmet break at the Clos du Cèdre restaurant (1 star in the Michelin Guide) located in a sublime 19th century winegrower's house. It is a gastronomic address in the heart of Beaune. Don't miss your chance to savor the exceptional dishes of Chef Jordan Billan and his team.

 

Day 2: Visit of Dijon

 

For your second day in Burgundy-Franche-Comté, we recommend that you drive to Dijon. During a day in the capital of the Dukes, visit this city by following the famous owl trail. During one hour, you will admire all the most remarkable places and monuments of Dijon: half-timbered houses, private mansions, the Palace of the Dukes and States of Burgundy and the Art Deco buildings. At noon, have lunch at the restaurant William Frachot, double starred in the Michelin Guide. Then, in the afternoon, push the doors of the Fine Arts Museum or climb the 316 steps of the Philippe le Bon tower to enjoy a panoramic view of Dijon, 46 meters high.

 

Burgundy-Franche-Comté is a region of France with a rich heritage. It also lends itself par excellence to a wellness, cultural, historical or sporting getaway. Whether you are a couple, alone, with friends or family, you will always find an activity that suits everyone. Even if it's not the first region that comes to mind when you're looking for a destination for your next vacation, this one will hold many surprises for you.  Choose one of the rooms or suites of a spa hotel in Burgundy-Franche-Comté and prepare yourself for a unique stay in a region where life is good.

 

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