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Beaune and its surrounds have their fair share of luxury accommodation, and this is our favorite. Five-star Le Cep, which takes its name from the roots of a vine, is created from several adjoining hôtels particuliers dating from the 16th century (Louis XIV stayed in one). The atmosphere here is of old-fashioned luxury with first-class service to match. The 29 suites, each individually designed in traditional French style and furnished with antiques, have Nespresso machines and a Night Cove, which helps guests to sleep and wake up naturally. Its spa, Marie de Bourgogne, has won international awards, and the restaurant, Loiseau des Vignes, has a Michelin star. Top class all round.