2 person travel from Paris to Beaune

My wife and I after spending a few days in Paris, are spending 3 nights in Beaune. I am unsure whether to rent a car in Paris and drive to Beaune and surrounding areas, and then back, or is it best to take a train to and from Paris and just rent the car in Beaune? Thank you!

Posted by Tim
Minneapolis, MN, USA
8637 posts

If you won't need a car the first day you're in Beaune, then you might save some money by booking train tickets well in advance (up to three months allowed) in order to get a discount fare. The standard 2nd class fare for a TGV from Paris to Dijon plus a regional train from Dijon to Beaune is €59.10. The lowest discount fare is €22.30. There are some tricks involved in booking in English on the tgv-europe site without being bumped to the Rail Europe site which doesn't offer discount fares. If you want to know more, just ask.

Posted by Jane
Lebanon
605 posts

Hi Craig...We travel to Burgundy a lot and we pick up our car at Orly..it is easy to return if you put a marker on the GPS. Also, Burgundy is a lovely area...but there is more to it than Beaune. make sure you see the Burgundy canal, wonderful villages like Noyers, Semur en Auxois, Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, Montreal, Flavigny.....I could go on and on. if you want some wonderful accommodations, send me a PM.By the way we are neighbors. I live in Lebanon, OH.