Take a day in Beaune (10 minutes from the Hostellerie de Levernois). Visit the Hospices de Beaune, which is famous for its striking tile mosaic roof, luminous Rogier van der Weyden polyptych and its annual charity wine auction. Walk through the lively Place Carnot, and have lunch at Le Jardin des Remparts, which serves extravagantly delicious but unfussy cuisine in a shady garden setting (closed Sunday and Monday).
In the afternoon, head outside the city walls to Millésimes à la Carte, a contemporary wine shop which offers tastings of six Burgundian grands crus. When we visited, the knowledgeable owner was serving sumptuous whites from Corton-Charlemagne and Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet and gorgeously elegant reds from Corton Clos du Roi and Echezeaux among other superb Burgundy wines.
Alternatively, visit Maison Camille Giroud, located near the Hospices de Beaune. David Croix has been at the helm for over a decade, and his wines, sourced from famed premier cru vineyards such as Poruzots in Meursault and Les Vergers in Chassagne-Montrachet, display pinpoint precision. In total, Camille Giroud offers more than 30 almost invariably superb bottlings annually, a majority of which are Pinot Noir.
Return to your hotel, and have dinner in Beaune or at the Hostellerie de Levernois.