A discovery of the southern Burgundy

The Château de Sully|The town of Chalon-sur-saone|The Abbey of Cluny|The Roche de Solutré|The city of Autun|The town of Tournus|

Description
Themes : heritage, terroir,

The Saône-et-Loire, located in Burgundy, based its tourist activity on varied landscapes (plain of Bresse, the Mâconnais and Charolais, mountains of the Morvan hills), a gastronomy (charolais wines from Burgundy, beef, Bresse chicken, etc) and a rich heritage (many remarkable castles, Autun, Bibracte, Cluny, Paray, Brionnais, etc).


Accomodation
Hôtel Les Maritonnes Parc & Vignoble
Hôtel
France / Saône-et-Loire / Romanèche-Thorins
Un hôtel-restaurant de charme du groupe Georges BLANC...
Hotel d'Europe et d'Angleterre, Mâcon, France (en)
Hôtel
Best Western Hôtel d'Europe et d'Angleterre is located in central Macon, with some rooms overlooking the River Saône....
Hotel Des Trois Pigeons, Paray-le-Monial, France (en)
Hôtel
Set in the city centre, the inn is situated within walking distance of the Saint-Nicolas Tower (16th century), and the City Hall of Paray Le Monial and its......
The stages
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Oppidum de Bibracte
The oppidum of Bibracte was a political, religious and economic center of a vast territory stretching between Saône et Allier.
B
Autun
Autun 'city of art and history' has preserved many traces of antique and medieval eras, witnesses of the 2000 years of history the city knows.
C
Château de Sully
The Château de Sully is one of the most romantic castles of Burgundy with an exceptional Renaissance courtyard, beautiful classical facades and a majestic staircase over the water.
D
Château de Brandon
Built on the site of a Gallo-Roman camp, the Château de Brandon constituted an element of defence of the Duchy of Burgundy until the 16th century, then it became a residence.
E
Château de Couches
Built on a pink granite base, the Château de Couches, a sign of power and wealth, was constantly transformed during its history.
F
Château de Demigny
The château de Demigny, from the Directoire period, was rebuilt after the French Revolution on the site of an ancient fortress.
G
Château de Rully
Château de Rully is majestically enthroned on its rocky spur since the 12th century, it offers a magnificent panorama over the Côte chalonnaise.
H
Château de Germolles
Château de Germolles is one of the few French princely residences of the end of the 14th century, but also the only well maintained residence of the Dukes of Burgundy.
I
Chalon-sur-Saône
City of art and history, Chalon has an important historic area with old half-timbered houses and many alleys.
J
Château de Pierre-de-Bresse
The Ecomuseum of Burgundian Bresse is housed in the left wing of the Château de Pierre-de-Bresse. It is a real Conservatory of the memory of the bressan country.
K
Louhans
The arcades of Louhans, the apothecary, the Church Saint-Pierre de Louhans with its glazed tile roof and the Museum of printing are the main places to visit.
L
Abbaye de La Ferté Abbey
La Ferté was one of the most important Cistercian abbeys. The Church has disappeared, but the magnificent abbatial Palace remains intact. Its interior superbly evokes the Art of Living in the 18th century.
M
Tournus
Tournus is a city steeped in history. Abbaye Saint Philibert is one of the meccas of Roman style art. The Hôtel-Dieu and the Greuze Museum recall the influence of the city at the time.
N
Château de Brancion
The castle was built by the Lords of Brancion between the 10th and the 13th century and then by the Dukes of Burgundy in the 14th century. The Dungeon offers an exceptional panorama.
O
Château de Cormatin
Cormatin Castle, built at the beginning of the 17th century, has remarkable interiors. The poet Lamartine stayed there frequently.
P
Abbaye de Cluny
Cluny Abbey extended its influence throughout Europe in the middle ages. Its Abbey Church was the largest of all Christendom before the construction of St. Peter's in Rome.
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Château de Berzé-le-Châtel
The castle of Berzé is the largest and one of the best preserved fortresses of Burgundy.
R
Berzé-la-Ville
Berzé-la-Ville is a small village with a wine tradition. It has a beautiful heritage especially the chapel of the monks with remarkable frescoes dating from the 12th century.
S
Mâcon
Mâcon is the southernmost city of Burgundy. It displays a smiling character with the colorful facades of the Saône docks.
T
Roche de Solutré
The Roche de Solutré is an emblematic site of the Burgundy region, it is classified "Grand Site de France".
U
Château de Pierreclos
Pierreclos Castle is a masterpiece of medieval architecture with its Roman style chapel, the arms rooms, kitchen, bakery, dungeons and the large vaulted cellars.
V
Château de Lamartine
Saint-Point is a feudal Castle. Alphonse de Lamartine settles here in 182O. Renovated and enlarged, the Castle will remain the family property until his death.
W
Romanèche-Thorins
In the heart of the vineyards of the Beaujolais, the village of Romanèche-Thorins is renowned for its du Moulin-à-vent AOC wine. Touroparc Zoo, a wildlife park attraction and Le Hameau du vin, a vine and wine Park are attractions that are worth the visit.
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Château de Dree
The 17th century Dree castle is a princely residence of the Siècle des Lumières. It has a number of shams both inside and outside.
Y
Semur-en-Brionnais
Ranked among the "most beautiful Villages of France", the village of Semur-en-Brionnais has retained all its medieval monuments, its beautiful Roman style Saint-Hilaire church and its almost pink older homes.
Z
Paray-Le-Monial
The town of Paray le Monial offers one of the most beautiful heritages of Burgundy. The Basilica of the sacred heart is a masterpiece of Burgundian Roman art of the 12th century.
Château de Digoine
The Château de Digoine is one of the most charming and attractive among the french castles of the 18th century.
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