Rendez-vous in the Mâconnais

  • Berzé

    Berzé

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  • Wine

    Wine

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  • Charnay, voie verte

    Charnay, voie verte

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  • Mâcon

    Mâcon

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  • Solutré

    Solutré

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Rendez-vous in the Mâconnais 71000 Mâcon fr

The Mâconnais-Val de Saône area invites you to visit the most Southern region of South Burgundy, between Beaune and Lyon.

Discover the jewels of Romanesque art (Cluny & Tournus), the Mâconnais important vintages and its wine-road, the Lamartine tour, the Solutré-Vergisson rocks "Grands Sites de France", the banks of the Saône River…

Tourist places of interest and itineraries

  • Monuments in Mâcon: Hôtel Senecé (17th century); Hôtel-Dieu (General Hospital): dome and ancient apothecary shop; Saint-Pierre church (19th century) – "Maison de Bois" (wooden house, 15th century) - Saint-Laurent bridge (11th century).
    Remains: old Saint-Vincent (11th-12th centuries), vestiges of former cathedral; Saint-Clément site: funeral basilica of the 6th century.
  • Museums: Lamartine Museum-Hôtel Senecé-rue Sigorgne. Musée des Ursulines-allée de Matisco: history of Mâcon from prehistory to nowadays, folkloristic traditions, ethnology of the region, contemporary art collections.
  • In the Mâconnais area: Castles: Lamartine's Saint-Point and Pierreclos castles; Berzé Le Châtel, Brancion, Cormatin, Sully, Vinzelles and Pierre de Bresse Castles.
  • Mâconnais-Beaujolais wine road: Pouilly Fuissé, Pouilly Vinzelles, Saint Véran, Viré-Clessé, the 26 Mâcon appellations, Moulin à vent, Saint Amour...
  • In the footsteps of Lamartine: Prissé, Bussières, Milly Lamartine, Saint-Point and Pierreclos.
  • Romanesque art: the Monks' Chapel in Berzé-La-Ville, Chapaize, Cluny & Tournus.
  • Prehistoric sites: the Solutré rock, Azé and Blanot caves.

Gastronomy and local products

The Mâconnais area is a region of gastronomy, with famous products of quality, the Mâconnais' 5 vintages, goat's milk cheese, Bresse free range chicken, Charolais beef , the France Great Wines show: every year, the third Saturday of April.

  • Wine museum: Hameau Duboeuf in Beaujolais.

Leisure activities

  • Swimming: yachting resort and water stopping place. Swimming pool, Crèches-sur-Saône: watched swimming and water sport games, Olympic swimming pool in Mâcon town centre.
  • Touroparc: Zoo and amusement park with more than 800 animals on 10 hectares.

    Acrobath: Leisure Activities Park: put to a test your balance and your self-control to move from a tree to another.
  • Air sports: helicopter, hot-air balloon, flying club.
  • Fishing-hunting: big-game fishing centre (brown bullhead fishing).
  • Walking and hiking: "Green Path" and "Blue Path", cycle paths away from motor vehicles.
  • Riding: Laizé pony club. Mâcon-Chaintré International jumping.
  • Water sports: sailing, water skiing, rowing, windsurfing, kayaking on the Saône River…
  • Golf: Mâcon-La Salle and La Commanderie golf courses.
  • Rock-climbing sports: on Solutré and Vergisson rocks, Acro'bath: courses among the trees.

Activities and entertainment

Cultural programming all the year round: "Scène Nationale" theatre, Crescent jazz club, Cave à Musique. From June to August "L'été Frappé Plus": free concerts and shows. August: Summer Universities. September: les "Vendanges de l'Humour" (Café théâtre competition) - November: "les Symphonies d'Automne" (European songs competition) - December: "Contes et Lumière" (Tales and Lights)….

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