You are in southern Burgundy, in the heart of the appellations “Pouilly-Fuissé”, “Saint Véran” and “Mâcon” … and the Grand Site of Solutré-Pouilly-Vergisson proud of its emblem, the famous Roche de Solutré. From the top of it, a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of the entire Mâconnais and Val de Saône. By car, by bike, on foot, travel through our region to discover all the secrets.
Grand Site de Solutré
Remarkable for its unusual landscapes, the Grand Site of Solutré PouillyVergisson offers superb natural spaces where the rocky spurs of Solutréand Vergisson dominate a vineyard with renowned vintages. At the sametime one of the richest collections of prehistoric deposits in Europe and oneof the 40 "Great Sites of France"; a place not to be missed.
La Roche de Vergisson
As twin sister less known to La Roche de Solutré, La Roche de Vergisson is no lesscaptivating... if not more! We join it by the pretty village of Vergisson. Even if LaRoche de Vergisson is easily accessible, the paths are piled and tortuous to reachthe summit. Up there, the panorama is breathtaking... and you can admire theRoche de Solutré from the sky!
The town of Mâcon lies on the western bank of the Saône river betweenthe Bresse in the east and the Beaujolais Mountains in the south. ItsRomanesque tile roofs and colourful facades give it a small southern cityfeel, considered the southernmost of its region. The urban andarchitectural richness of this Lamartinian city testifies to a history full ofencounters.
The city of Cluny is a testament to the rich "Clunisian" past, the spiritualheart of medieval Europe at the beginning of the 10th century. Theremains of the abbey are still today the beacon of a bygone era. Theaugmented reality re-enactment is impressive.
Le Hameau du Vin
In the heart of Beaujolais, the Hameau du Vin offers a tour of the vineyardsand wine. 30,000 m2 of discovery, 25 exhibition halls, and fifteenconstantly renewed animations make this oenoparc a unique place inFrance. An invitation to discover 2000 years of history and traditions of thewine world.
Monastère royal de Brou
A masterpiece of flamboyant Flemish Gothic art of the early 16th century,the Royal Monastery of Brou is a place steeped in history. Its high roof ofglazed and colorful tiles, its sumptuous stained-glass windows, its chapel,its tombs, its statues and other decorative splendours make it anexceptional museum of Flemish sculpture. Voted a favourite monument ofthe French in 2014, this site is exceptional in France.
Both zoo and amusement park, Touroparc is an animal and festiveuniverse that offers a new look at the animal world. His motto: the passionof nature. Native to all continents and from a great diversity of land andwater, the 700 animals of Touroparc flourish in a natural and green settingof 12 hectares. The numerous activities offered by the park ensure a day oftotal change of scenery for its visitors.
Golf de La Salle
In the south of Burgundy in a warm and relaxing setting, the Golf de LaSalle offers calm and serenity. In the heart of a harmonious landscape, thisplace invites you to practice out of time, an 18 holes in a green space.
Southern Burgundy is a land for cycling. It was here that the first greenwayin France was created, between Givry and Cluny. From Chalon-sur-Saôneto the gates of Mâcon, this route crosses landscapes dominated by therocks of Solutré, Pouilly and Vergisson, mixing discovery of the wine-growing terroirs of the Côte Chalonnaise and historical heritage, spiritualradiance of the Clunysois and poetic reminiscences of the Val lamartinien.
Château de Briançon
Famous for its strategic location and history, Brancion Castle is listed as ahistoric monument. This Burgundy village where time seems to have stoodstill will seduce you with its charm and calmness. You can make a touriststop or even spend a few days in a charming inn, simple and pleasant.
Château de Cormatin
Château médiéval de Berzé
Family property, built by the forefathers of the current owners to protect the abbey of Cluny, Berzé dominates a superb panorama of the vineyards of the Solutré valley. Built from the XI ° to the XV ° century around its Carolingian chapel, it retains all its defensive system, thirteen towers including two dungeons, its impressive entrance châtelet and its medieval rooms. It is thus the most important and best preserved of the fortresses of Burgundy. Each of the three enclosures houses multiple gardens that since 2011 are rewarded with the label "remarkable gardens": French garden, orchards, vegetable gardens.
In the heart of a natural park classified for its bicentenary cedars, the exceptional site of the Grottes d'Azé includes two cavities accessible to the public. The prehistoric cave, known as the Cave of a Thousand Bears, refuge of men and animals since Prehistory is the witness of one of the oldest human occupations in Saône-et-Loire (about 300,000 years). After the hominids, it was a winter shelter for cave bears where, for almost 200,000 years, females came to put down.
The other cave, discovered in 1963, is traversed by an underground river. From the South Lake to the waterfall hall, we travel 1 km of galleries for the wonder of the eyes.
Grottes de Blanot
The caves of Blanot open in the gorge of the Mangette on the western flank of mont st Romain, highest point of clunisois.
Of very old formation (late tertiary), the cave develops in the limestones of the Bajocians (Jurassic), in a tormented area made of short limestone panels interspersed with important faults. This band of limestone comes up against the micro-granites of Mont st Romain.
Lab 71 is a structure of the Department of Saône-et-Loire designed to learn while having fun on the theme of sustainable development. Numerous scientific, educational and interactive workshops related to school programs allow young people to explore the world of science, innovation and culture.
Temporary, technical and artistic exhibitions (in the summer period) allow an entry into many topics of sustainable development.