Burgundy wine appellations have frequently featured on the Tour route, from Pouilly-en-Auxois (1973) to Chablis (2007) to Mâcon (2012). Renowned as the world’s most sought-after vintages, the wines of the Côte de Nuits (Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, etc.) are undoubtedly the most prestigious of them all and were honoured by the race in 2017. Then at the height of his sprinting powers, Marcel Kittel claimed one of his five victories here in what was the most successful vintage of his career. Two other world-class sprinters distinguished themselves here before him, but at Paris-Nice: Freddy Maertens in 1977 and Matt Goss in 2011, the latter immediately before winning Milan-Sanremo.
- Stage town for the 2nd time
- Town in the department of Côte-d’Or (21)
- Population: 5,400 (Nuitons), 536,000 in Côte-d’Or