If you find yourself in the Mecca of Wine, in the very heart of old Beaune, then surely you should stay with a family of winegrowers like the Bouchards? They are charming people, passionate about food, wine and matters ‘green’; Cécile’s breakfasts linger long in the memory. Immaculate is the conversion of this old townhouse, once three cottages: the craftsmanship of new oak and stone, the quiet good taste of the colours, the space in the comfortable bedrooms, the ultra modern bathrooms. Chill out in the walled, lush, flowered garden (replete with pet rabbit), glimpse the vineyards on the horizon. Outstanding.