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Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

Towns bearing the names of famous Burgundy wines have frequently been on the course of the Tour,  from Pouilly-en-Auxois (1975) to Mâcon (2012) not forgetting Chablis (2007). The most prestigious of all  of them will be honoured in 2017. The wines of Côte de Nuits are considered as being among the best of the planet (Romanée-Conti, La Tâche…). The common has also welcomed two stages of Paris-Nice, won by world class sprinters: Freddy Maertens in 1977, and then Matthew Goss in 2011. The Australian rider  was then to conquer Milan-San Remo a few weeks later

Vignobles, Nuits-Saint-Georges © Mairie de Nuits-Saint-Georges

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Chef-lieu de canton in Côte-d'Or (21)

Population: 5,700 (Nuitons)

Specialities: Burgundy wines, cremants (sparkling wines), liquors, fruit, parsley ham, Bush de Nuits (beer matured in casks having contained Burgundy wine).

Celebrities: François Thurot (1727-1760, privateer), Jacques Duret (19th century botanist and surgeon), Camille Rodier (founder of the Fraternity of Knights of the Wine-Tasting Cup)

Sport: 40 clubs (rugby union, handball, running, petanque, bowls). Events : semi-marathon of the wine auction, pedestrian corrida (running).  

Economy: viticulture (grand wines of Côte des Nuits), wine and vine trade and crafts (corks, casks), fruit juice bottling (Refresco France group), cheese, printing, wine tourism.

Heritage: Saint-Symphorien church (13th century), belfry (17th century), château d'Entre-deux-Monts (17th century), archaeological sites of Trou-Légers and Bolards, museum of history and archaeology, Cassissium (museum of blackcurrant), Imaginarium (discovering the universe of the Burgundy wines).

Events: wine auction at Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges, Cheese fair, Fête du vin bourru, Sons d'une Nuits d'été (Summer Night's sounds music festival)

Signature: Nuits-Saint-Georges, city of space

Labels: climates of the Burgundy wines listed on the World Heritage list of UNESCO. Vignobles et découvertes (Vineyards and discovery), 3 flowers

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Nuits-Saint-Georges and cycling

Burgundy wines often found themselves on the Tour map, fromPouilly-en-Auxois (1975) to Mâcon (2012) or Chablis (2007). Nuits-Saint-Georges is arguably the most prestigious appellation to feature on the Tour route in 2017, its wines being considered among the very best in the world (Romanee-Conti, La Tâche…). The commune was home to two Paris-Nice stages, both won by world-class sprinters – Freddy Maertens in 1977 and Matthew Goss n 2011. The Australian rider later won Milan-San Remo. 

Freddy Maertens, porteur du maillot vert lors du Tour de France 1976 © Presse SportsLe sprinteur Matthew Goss gagne la 3ème étape de Paris-Nice 2011 © Presse Sports / Bernard Papon

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Chef-lieu de canton in Côte-d'Or (21)

Population: 5,700 (Nuitons)

Specialities: Burgundy wines, cremants (sparkling wines), liquors, fruit, parsley ham, Bush de Nuits (beer matured in casks having contained Burgundy wine).

Celebrities: François Thurot (1727-1760, privateer), Jacques Duret (19th century botanist and surgeon), Camille Rodier (founder of the Fraternity of Knights of the Wine-Tasting Cup)

Sport: 40 clubs (rugby union, handball, running, petanque, bowls). Events : semi-marathon of the wine auction, pedestrian corrida (running).  

Economy: viticulture (grand wines of Côte des Nuits), wine and vine trade and crafts (corks, casks), fruit juice bottling (Refresco France group), cheese, printing, wine tourism.

Heritage: Saint-Symphorien church (13th century), belfry (17th century), château d'Entre-deux-Monts (17th century), archaeological sites of Trou-Légers and Bolards, museum of history and archaeology, Cassissium (museum of blackcurrant), Imaginarium (discovering the universe of the Burgundy wines).

Events: wine auction at Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges, Cheese fair, Fête du vin bourru, Sons d'une Nuits d'été (Summer Night's sounds music festival)

Signature: Nuits-Saint-Georges, city of space

Labels: climates of the Burgundy wines listed on the World Heritage list of UNESCO. Vignobles et découvertes (Vineyards and discovery), 3 flowers

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Sights

Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges
Founded in the 17th century, the hospital in still active and possesses a rich heritage, including an 1813 pharmacy. Composed of 488 pots and bottles in faience, china or glass, it also preserves several products and tools used in the fabrication of remedies.
An exhibition of medical tools is also available while the chapel reminds the need to cure the soul as well. Every year on the last Sunday in March, the hospital hosts the annual wine auction.

Caveau Nuiton
It is the wine cellar in which Georges Faiveley and Camille Rodier founded the Fraternity of Knights of the Wine-Tasting Cup in November 1934 to promote Burgundy wines. Members are accepted every year and include winemakers as well as celebrities who will act as ambassadors of the wine worldwide. In 1939, the brotherhood bought the castle of Clos de Vougeot near Nuits-Saint-Georges. In 1938, it created the St Vincent fair celebrating a different Burgundy wine every year. Several thousands of visitors attend the fair every year in late January.

Summer night's sounds Festival
Since 2005, this ambitious and eclectic festival takes place in July, starring famous French singers and comedians.

Fête du Vin Bourru
Held in the prestigious setting ofMaison de Nuits-Saint-Georges, the Fête du Vin Bourru is attended every year by some 5,000 visitors who come to taste the newest wine of the year, drawn from the grape squashed in front of them.

Façade des Hospices © Commune de Nuits-Saint-GeorgesVue du Château du clos de Vougeot © Arnaud 25

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Chef-lieu de canton in Côte-d'Or (21)

Population: 5,700 (Nuitons)

Specialities: Burgundy wines, cremants (sparkling wines), liquors, fruit, parsley ham, Bush de Nuits (beer matured in casks having contained Burgundy wine).

Celebrities: François Thurot (1727-1760, privateer), Jacques Duret (19th century botanist and surgeon), Camille Rodier (founder of the Fraternity of Knights of the Wine-Tasting Cup)

Sport: 40 clubs (rugby union, handball, running, petanque, bowls). Events : semi-marathon of the wine auction, pedestrian corrida (running).  

Economy: viticulture (grand wines of Côte des Nuits), wine and vine trade and crafts (corks, casks), fruit juice bottling (Refresco France group), cheese, printing, wine tourism.

Heritage: Saint-Symphorien church (13th century), belfry (17th century), château d'Entre-deux-Monts (17th century), archaeological sites of Trou-Légers and Bolards, museum of history and archaeology, Cassissium (museum of blackcurrant), Imaginarium (discovering the universe of the Burgundy wines).

Events: wine auction at Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges, Cheese fair, Fête du vin bourru, Sons d'une Nuits d'été (Summer Night's sounds music festival)

Signature: Nuits-Saint-Georges, city of space

Labels: climates of the Burgundy wines listed on the World Heritage list of UNESCO. Vignobles et découvertes (Vineyards and discovery), 3 flowers

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Massifs forestiers et vallées du Châtillonais

© Fabrice CROSET LPO

The half way point of this stage runs alongside the Massifs forestiers Natura 2000 site and valleys of Châtillonnais. The remarkable landscape, formed by forests covering the vast limestone plateaus carved with narrow and deep valleys, shelters numerous species of birds, some of which are rare in France, such as the black stork.

Read more: www.afbiodiversite.fr/fr/stage-7-troyes-nuits-saint-georges

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