A former 19th century coaching inn
in Meursault, Burgundy, in need of renovation
Beaune, COTE-D'OR burgundy 21200 FR


To the south-east of Paris, in Meursault, gateway to the great white wines of the Côte de Beaune, the property is easily reached from the main road linking Dijon to Chalon-sur-Saône. The historic city of Beaune, capital of Burgundy wines, is a 10-minute drive away. The A6 motorway connects to Paris and Geneva in 2h30 and Lyon in 1h15. A TER station located 200 m from the building offers direct links to Dijon in 35 minutes, Chalon-sur-Saône in 15 minutes and Lyon in less than an hour. The town offers a good range of food shops and medical services as well as primary schools. It is renowned for its thriving sports and cultural associations. The "De Bach à Bacchus" music festival and the legendary "Bannée" spring and "Paulée" autumn banquets celebrating the wine harvest are the perfect examples of this dynamic spirit.


At the bottom of the village, the street crosses the main road and heads through the fields towards the Saône plain. The pastures gradually give way to a newly urbanised area, a true incubator for businesses mainly linked to wine growing. The road runs alongside farmlands and vineyards towards the railway station before reaching the majestic stone silhouette of the impressive building with its small flat tile roofs. The property consists of a mosaic of 5 buildings, assembled over time and adapted to its different uses. Large tarmac areas provide ample parking space all around the buildings. Cypress and lime trees define and frame the property, so there is no hint of the presence of the nearby station. A field in a local AOC wine-growing area stretches along the west side, thus guaranteeing and protecting the distant view of the hills from the terrace of the former restaurant.
At the end of the 18th century, the French statesman Turgot created a system to facilitate the circulation of royal messengers, establishing a network of stagecoach stops. In the 19th century, Alphonse de Lamartine, then President of the Saône-et-Loire General Council, backed the project to build a Paris-Lyon-Marseille rail link, with the nearby building meeting all the hospitality and service requirements. Over time, the staging post gradually fell into disuse before being brought back to life as a 150-seat restaurant, which became a local institution renowned not only for celebrating family events, but also for developing the tourism linked to the vineyards.

The main building

In the extension of an old dovecote with a pyramid roof, the entrance to the restaurant, located in the massive rectangular stone house, is sheltered on the south side by a gallery roofed with small flat tiles. A small elongated farmhouse abuts the house forming an extension. A second building at right angles, served by a wooden staircase under a covered gallery, contains a flat on the first floor. Several annexes and sheds complete the buildings on the north side. To the west, the former terrace is framed and protected by buildings arranged in a U shape.
All the buildings have flat tile roofs with two to four pitches, mostly topped by finials. Often protected by eaves, the facades are of exposed stone, with all kinds of windows, sometimes with louvred shutters, and other times with brick frames. The interior spaces need to be restored.

The ground floor
Indoors, 3 large reception rooms follow one after another spanning a surface area of approx. 250 m². They frame the raised west-facing terrace. The glass walls bring light to the ensemble and allow the view to drift as far as the hillside. Below, the remains of the kitchens, storerooms and cold rooms are evidence of a seamless organisation with a large ground-level entrance on the east side of the building.
The first floor
From a passageway inside the main building, a flight of stairs leads to a flat with 5 bedrooms, 3 shower rooms, a living room and a kitchen. A further building at right angles, served by a wooden stairway under a covered gallery, contains a flat with several small rooms, 5 bedrooms and a shower room.
The second floor
From the flat on the preceding floor, a second staircase leads to a bedroom with shower room and toilet, and provides access to the unconverted attics.
The group of buildings
Several annexes are arranged all around the main building.

Our opinion

The building, like a stone vessel, an eclectic yet harmonious combination of many parts, is anchored in its surroundings and still radiates an unusual degree of strength. The typical Burgundy architecture helps to place the buildings in their historical and geographical context and could thus serve as a publicity image for any commercial, craft or wine-growing project in this dynamic tourist region. Located in an urban area according to town planning documents, the existing buildings can be extended and redeveloped to suit the new purpose of the premises. The proximity of the train station is an asset not to be overlooked, putting Dijon and its gastronomic city only 35 minutes from the vineyards.

950 000 € Negotiation fees included
896 226 € Fees excluded
6% TTC at the expense of the purchaser

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Reference 368953

Land registry surface area 7657 m2
Main building surface area 860 m2
Number of bedrooms 9
Outbuilding surface area 350 m2

North Beaune

Anne Gros +33 1 42 84 80 85



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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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