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Wine Shopping in Beaune

Caves des Cordeliers

6 Rue de l'Hôtel-Dieu
France 21200
Tel: 33 3 80 25 08 21

Marché aux Vins

2 Rue Nicolas Rolin
France 21200
Tel: 33 3 80 25 08 20

Denis Perret

40 Rue Carnot
France 21200
Tel: 33 3 80 26 22 35 47's insider take:

Caves des Cordeliers, located beneath a 13th-century convent, is extravagantly touristy, but it's worth a visit for the slightly kitsch but entertaining experience. It's like a theme park of wine, complete with racks of dusty bottles and old winemaking equipment. Buy an etched wine glass here and you get to taste five wines free of charge. Next door, in the same underground labyrinth of cellars, Marché aux Vins leads guided tastings of 15 Burgundy Crus. Denis Perret, a compact wine shop on the main square, is best for serious connoisseurs—there are hundreds of top Burgundy wines in stock, and the staff specializes in rare wines.—David Downie

Caves des Cordeliers open Fridays through Tuesdays 9:30 am to 7 pm, May through September; 10 to 11:30 am and 2 to 5:30 pm, October through April 1. Closed Christmas Day and three weeks in January.

Marché aux Vins open daily 9 am to 5:30 pm, July and August; 9 to 11:30 am and 2 to 5:30 pm, September through June.

Denis Perret open Mondays through Fridays 9 am to noon and 2 to 7 pm, Saturdays 10 am to 7 pm. Also open Sundays 10 am to noon, Easter through late November

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.