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Welcome to Le Chardon

Your home away from home at Chardonnay in the heart of Burgundy

Sophie & Flo welcome you

Try the local wines and our home-cooked meals in the bar & restaurant

Comfortable, family-style country hotel

Ideal for a relaxing stay in one of France’s most popular wine regions or as a mid-way stopover on the way to the Alps or Cote d’Azure

Sophie & Flo, your new hosts, are waiting to give you a warm welcome in French and English!

Le Chardon follows French Government hygiene guidelines and rules for COVID-19 management.



Great location

It should not be surprising that the place that gave the world the famous Chardonnay grape sits bang in the centre of one of France’s most famous wine growing regions and is surrounded by hundreds of vineyards!

Best Price Guarantee

Book directly with us for our best prices. Simply select your preferred dates, choose any room and prices will be automatically calculated and confirmed.

Free Wifi!

Stay connected during your stay. Wifi is available in all areas of Le Chardon and, best of all, it’s FREE for all our customers!


Guest rooms

Restaurant & Bar

Select one of our comfortable and well-appointed rooms

Each room is bright and airy with comfortable beds, attached bathroom with hydro-showers and cosy central heating if you visit in cooler months.

Chardonnay Room

Bright and airy, the Chardonnay room faces South to capture winter warmth and looks out over the front courtyard to the gardens of Chardonnay village. This room features a large comfy bed, bathroom with bath and there is room for extra beds for a small family.

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Gamay Room

The Gamay Room features a double bed, reading corner and a warm colour scheme complemented by some stunning local artworks.

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Aligoté Room

The Aligoté Room faces south and captures the morning sun in Winter. Look out your window and see the beautiful flowers maintained each Summer by local gardeners. Twin beds.

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Pinot Noir Room

The Pinot Room looks out over the rear courtyard of Le Chardon. This room features a comfortable double bed, warm wine colours and features work from local artists. For a peaceful escape.

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Make the best of our fully licensed bar and restaurant

Here you can savour a wide selection of local wines, beer on tap and spirits. The restaurant offers a range of home-cooked meals featuring local produce.

Welcoming and unpretentious. Simple rooms, comfy bed, clean bathroom and good wine and beer selection to go with reasonably priced meal. Ideal stopover on a journey and only 10 minutes of Route de Soleil, south of Beaune.


United Kingdom

Very warm welcome, could not have asked for more, would stay again for sure.


United Kingdom

Excellent location in the village, 10 minutes from the motorway, entertaining and helpful hosts, excellent food and brilliant wine recommendations, all for a very reasonable price. We will certainly go back.



It’s not just about the food and wine in Burgundy there is so much more to see and do

Take a walk or bike through the vineyards and forests. Go fishing and boating along the beautiful Saone River. Explore medieval chateaux with stunning views. Or simply drive through the beautiful countryside with a picnic hamper.


Vineyards galore, fabulous food!


Chardonnay is at the the centre of Burgundy, one of France’s most famous wine-growing regions. Fabulous wines from Macon, Viré-Clessé, St Véran, Pouilly-Fuissé, Lugny, Cruzille, Peronne, Uchizy and Plottes are all close by and most vineyards are open for tastings (dégustation).  

Vineyards | Fine Dining | Festivals

History abounds!

The region around Chardonnay is rich in history with many chateaux and ancient villages to visit. One highlight only ten minutes away is the medieval village and castle of Brancion with history dating back to the 7th century and buildings still standing from the 12th century. There are also imposing views from the church that still has its original frescos.

Brancion | Abbaye Saint-Philibert de Tournus | Grotte d’Azé


Lots to see and do!

The region has some beautiful scenery with lots of walking, cycling and horse riding trails and is very close to the beautiful River Saône, ideal for swimming, boating and fishing.

Cycling | Walking | Boating | Horse Riding


Location and directions

Whether you fly in to Paris or Lyon, come by train or drive – its not difficult to find Chardonnay and Le Chardon.

Le Chardon

190 Place du Millénaire, 71700 Chardonnay, France

Le Chardon

130 Place du Millénaire
71700 Chardonnay, France
Tel.: +33 3 85 40 53 61

Arrival by train

If you are coming from Paris or Lyon you have the choice of SNCF regional services to Tournus station. From there you can taxi to Chardonnay or call us to pick you up (about 10 minutes away). Or TGV high-speed service to Macon Loché TGV station where you can pick up a rental or taxi (about 30 minutes away).

Arrival by car

By motorway A6, take Exit 27 to Tournus and drive on unit you reach the first set of traffic lights and turn right. Follow the road through Plottes and then signs to Chardonnay.

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport is Lyon St Exupéry. From there you can pick up a rental and drive north via A6, or catch the Rhone Express tram from the airport to railway station Lyon Part Dieu (every 15 minutes and a 30 minute ride) and take a regional SNCF train to Tournus station (about 1 hour). From there you can taxi to Chardonnay (about10 minutes away).