Maison des Climats

The Maison des Climats is the place to go for anyone wanting to understand the Climats of the Bourgogne winegrowing region, those famous plots of vines that have been marked out and named over the centuries, and which has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2015.

Maison des Climats / Porte Marie de Bourgogne / 6 boulevard Perpreuil - rue Poterne / 21200 Beaune
Access: via the Tourist Office / Admission free of charge
Open every day, all year (except 25 December an 1 January)

Monday from Saturday : 9.30 to 12.00 and 13.30 to 16.30.
On Sundays and public holidays: 10.00 to 12.00 and 13.30 to 16.30
Contact : +33 (0)3 80 262 130

The main attraction of the Maison des Climats is a digital fresco complete with soundscape, a model more than nine meters long of the vineyards of the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, with explanations of the history, toponomy, and geology of the Climats. Large-scale displays complete the experience, detailing the main themes of the Climats along with the specific attributes of the area, exploring the key locations in the historical construction of the Climats.

These new digital tools will enrich the visitor experience with new ways to listen and tablets for new ways to explore.

A trip through history

Augmented reality allows you to explore the territory of the Bourgogne winegrowing region through the centuries. In just a few clicks, visitors can go back in time, and explore five periods in history – the prehistoric, the Early Middle Ages, the Late Middle Ages, the modern era, and today. Different layers appear on the model to explain the geological formation of the soil and subsoil, along with the gradual influence of the Dukes and religious orders on winegrowing in the region. Visitors can also get to grips with how the winegrowing region is organized in terms of varietals and appellations.

 For each period in time, visitors will see historical monuments appear or disappear. They can zoom in and out to obtain additional information, to understand the evolution of the plots, or to see all the names of the CIimats.


A key tool for greater understanding

This application, packed full of brand-new content, was also specially designed for the Maison des Climats. It contains more than 40 articles to explore, divided into three key themes of Territory”, “Heritage”, and “Culture & Expertise”. They are accompanied by around 100 images, both archive and contemporary, along with videos and 10 interviews.

 To experience the audio elements, seats with headphones attached have just been installed in the Maison des Climats. And in the spring of 2018, the application will be available for free download on Android and iOS, in both English and French.