The French countryside, stunning chateaux, markets and medieval cobblestone villages


With the passion and history of Burgundy and its iconic wines, and meet the region’s top vintners


Fine wines, fresh-picked truffles, exquisite regional cuisine — learn and celebrate the very best of France

Why Burgundy

Burgundy’s legendary mark on the wine world spans the centuries. Savoring them in situ means exploring a rich gastronomic highlight of France, plus unforgettable medieval villages with cozy brasseries and iconic farmer’s markets. Experience Burgundy by walking cobblestoned streets, e-biking through countryside dotted by stone-walled farms, balloon rides over truffle-filled forests and, bien sur, sampling some of the world's finest wines in ancient cellars.


Private access and personal touches. A Michelin-star chef prepares your feast in one of the world’s most-exclusive wine clubs. Cap sunrise balloon rides over rolling hills with a toast of local sparkling wines. Join a troop of truffle-hunting dogs on a foraging experience of Burgundy forests, and learn how local delicacies like Dijon’s mustard and pain d’epice gingerbread are lovingly created. Base yourself in luxurious accommodations in the heart of Beaune and Paris.

Your Private Experience

Who It’s For

For the romantics and wine-lovers, our Burgundy retreat is made for those who’ve always dreamed of going deeper into French culture and countryside.

When to Travel

May, September and October have temperate weather, fewer tourists and are optimal times for grape harvests. June thru September have the warmest weather and are busier.

Make It Yours

More exclusive tastings, behind-the-scenes experiences and exquisite cuisine? We can make sure to fit in everything you and your group need. Additionally, plan some extra time in Paris.

Day by Day

Our MO/AD Retreat in Burgundy features tastings at exclusive wineries, cultural immersion, meals by acclaimed local chefs, truffle hunting, and taking it all in by hot-air balloon. Here are some of our favorite moments:

Day 1

Bienvenue to Burgundy! Tour centuries-old local markets followed by lunch on the terrace at Château de Gilly, the former residence of 14th-century monks and a superb stop for an elevated lunch paired with wines. After lunch, visit and taste at Côte de Nuits and explore Clos de Vougeot, a 12th-century chateau majestically situated in the country’s largest walled vineyard.

  • Local market tour
  • Lunch at Château de Gilly
  • Tour and tasting at Côte de Nuits and Clos de Vougeot

Day 2

Dedicate today to Burgundy’s countryside. Cruise e-bikes between rows of grapevines, stopping to taste wines at a few hand-selected chateaux, and ending with a luxurious countryside picnic. Then, visit the 15th-century cellars at Hospices de Beaune (Hôtel-Dieu), a Gothic hospital-turned museum. End the day with a tour and intimate, private dinner at Château de la Crée.

  • E-bike tour of wineries & picnic lunch
  • Visit Hospices de Beaune
  • Private dinner and tour of Château de la Crée

Day 3

Heading south from Beaune, stop at a local cheese farm to savor the specialties. Afterwards, on to Roche de Solutre and Pouilly-Fuisse, a region know for ripe, powerful whites. Lunch features an exclusive tasting led by two local vintners, followed by an afternoon to explore back in Beaune.

  • Local cheese farm tour
  • Tour through nearby vineyards
  • Tasting and winery lunch

Day 4

Head by foot into hazel, hornbeam and black pine forests to root out the most special of funguses: the black truffle. Digging in the soft soil this morning – with enthusiastic truffle-hunting dogs in tow – inspires plenty of laughter and connection to nature. After a lunch of fungi-inspired delights, return to Beaune to taste the rich Burgundy flavors of six emblematic wines at Maison Jadot, and get a private visit their barrel-filled cellars, Beaune’s most ancient.

  • Foraging for black truffles
  • Truffle-inspired lunch
  • Private tour, tasting and dinner in Beaune

Days 5 - 6

Start off the day with a hot-air balloon ride over Burgundy, slowly drifting over red-roofed country homes and fairytale chateaux. After this extraordinary morning, spend the afternoon focused on local flavors, from famous Dijon mustards to some of the area’s most iconic wines. Then explore the ancient city of Dijon. Stroll past cathedrals, gardens and gated townhomes, ending with a traditional Dijonaise lunch and dinner back in Beaune at the 1243 Bourgogne Society, the most exclusive wine club in the world. A Michelin star chef prepares your meal as you reflect on your new status as Burgundy aficionado.

  • Morning hot-air balloon ride
  • Dijon mustard tasting
  • Exclusive private dinner at 1243 Bourgogne Society

Day 7

After breakfast, we’ll organize an express train to Paris and your group can spend time exploring the French capital. We’ll organize your time in Paris to perfectly suit your interests: private tours of Versailles, cooking courses at the Ateliers des Chefs, behind-the-scenes visits to some of Paris’ most respected craftsmen, visits to artists galleries and workshops. Our Paris ensure private access and unforgettable moments.

  • Train to Paris
  • Exclusive city access

Where We Sleep

We stay in unique five-star accommodations—from boutique hotels in Beaune to luxury apartments in Paris—that capture the essence, ethos and hospitality of the places we visit.


The heartbeat of historic Beaune’s cobblestone streets awaits outside your homebase, made from two 16th-century mansions with a wine-filled caveaux and tree-shaded courtyard. It’s modern meets Middle Ages, with ample antiques filling nooks and all the modern comforts including an on-site spa.


Personalized service and attention to detail, so relaxed and yet in the center of Paris with easy access to just about everything.

People Love MO/AD’s Burgundy

Rustic luxe. How can you top that?
Debra B.
The food and wine were fantastic!
Henry K.
I want everyone to have this experience.
Thomas M.


  1. How many people are itineraries suitable for?

    Our itineraries can be tailored for groups of any size, whether it’s a small, intimate group of six or a larger team or group of 100 or more.

  2. What makes a MO/AD Retreat different?

    Our retreats capture the spirit of a culture and destination, tailored to your objectives, harnessing the potential of shared experiences. Our retreats serve as a vibrant platform for self-discovery, where we share connection and leave with growth, fun and inspiration.

  3. How does it work?

    We start by learning about your organization and goals. Our team takes care of all the details and supports to ensure all the logistics and communications are seamlessly managed. We also work with you to incorporate in your ideas for the retreat.

  4. What services are typically included?

    Our services cover the full retreat experience. We offer white glove support to you and your group, from detailed planning and day-to-day itineraries to local insights about the destination, on-site logistics, and 24/7 dedicated assistance. Our degree of curation, personalization, care, and local connections sets us apart.

  5. How far in advance should I plan a retreat?

    Preferably nine to twelve months in advance (earlier for holiday travel). We typically stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible.

  6. What activities do you offer?

    We curate your MO/AD Retreat to ensure the experiences are authentic, immersive, and included in your trip price. Our relationships unlock unprecedented access to the pioneers behind global initiatives and cultural movements.

  7. How much will it cost?

    Retreats typically include accommodations, private airport transfers, private transportation for all day trips and excursions, privately guided tours with local guides, exclusive VIP access and activities, and most meals. MO/AD Retreats typically cost $1,000 to $3,000 per person, per day, and vary by destination, time of year, number of people in your group, and types of activities you prefer.

  8. What's not included?

    MO/AD Retreats do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, hotel incidentals, and any activities and meals not included in your itinerary.

  9. What deposits are required?

    After learning more about you, your interests, preferred style of travel, dates, and budget, we will present you with initial ideas and examples of what we can plan for you. In order to confirm your itinerary and reserve accommodations, a 25% deposit is required. The balance of your trip cost is due  120 days prior to travel.