Beaune has a dearth of reasonably priced accommodation, and so Le Parc, just five kilometres away, is an especially welcome address. In a pleasant rural setting, it’s an attractive old white shuttered maison bourguignonne, its walls thickly draped in creeper. Here is the cosy little reception area, with wicker armchairs, fringed lampshades and potted plants, with a bar behind. There is also a breakfast room, although in fine weather you can sit at tables in the pretty gravelled courtyard, flanked on the other side by another attractive building. This houses some of the hotel’s 17 bedrooms, larger than those in the main part. All the bedrooms, redecorated in 2011, are simple but prettily decorated, with odd bits of furniture picked up here and there. and with lovely carved wooden headboards on the beds.
From the outside, the hotel is lent a deceptively smart, even exclusive appearance by the long white wrought-iron fence which runs along the village pavement between the two buildings. At the back of the hotel, the courtyard opens on to a large, peaceful and informal garden. Le Parc is now part of the Hostellerie de Levernois, a five-star establishment only 50m away. Guests may eat in its bistro or its Michelin-starred restaurant, but stay in the decent value rooms of Le Parc.