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The time of « Aperitif »: A French tradition

Any meal usually starts with an aperitif. As an appetizer it's a convivial time which celebrates small or big events between friends and family, share more than a drink. The French aperitif is not just an ode to products and local specialities, but the cultivation of a lifestyle, "Savoir être ensemble" (learn being together) typical of France.

Share with us the values of fun and elegance, refinement and build on the natural joy of life found in simplicity. French aperitif rhymes with conviviality, pleasure.

In Burgundy, find each other in a traditional restaurant or in a terrace of a café along the Saône River to taste special drink and country products as the Kir.

It's a local drink made with blackcurrant cream and white wine of South Burgundy. With this sweet aperitif, sample traditional recipes of cooked pork meats: marbled ham, gratons (cooked pork's grease), rosette (sausage).

For a bit of variety and bubbling, try the Royal Kir made with Crémant de Bourgogne, sparkling wine of the region.

La Courtille de Solutré

La Courtille de Solutré

Close to the archaeological site of Solutré, in the heart of the village, enjoy a greedy and convivial break in this lovely restaurant. In summer, a shady terrace welcomes us. You will have choice with their cave filled of local wines. Take time to try it!

71960 Solutré-Pouilly


A la tete de Lard

A la tête de lard

Along the Saône, with a marvellous view of the docks of Mâcon and the Bridge of Saint Laurent, this restaurant greets you for a pleasant time over a nice drink or meal.

194 quai bouchacourt - 01620 Saint Laurent sur Saône