Saône-et-Loire

Saône-et-Loire

The Saône-et-Loire is located in the central-eastern of France, not far away from the Swiss border. Its administrative capital is the city of Macon which represents almost 35 000 inhabitants.

The Saône-et-Loire is dotted with waterways, forests, landscapes, groves, vineyards and mountains. What a pleasure for the fishermen and sailors ! The department bases its touristic activity on the variety of its landscapes : plain of Bresse, the Mâconnais and Charolais hills, The Morvan mountains and its rich historical and cultural heritage (Bibracte, Autun, Cluny, Paray-le-Monial, Brionnais, the castle of Pierre de Bresse...).

It also makes the happiness of biking and walking lovers with the presence of the greenway and the Regional Natural Park of Morvan.

Here, you can find some incredible sites to visit: The Abbey of Cluny, the village of Bibracte, the city of Paray-le-Monial, the Museum of Rolin, the castle of La Clayette, some circuits in the footsteps of Lamartine, the greenway, the city center of Macon, the village of Bourbon-Lancy, the castle of Pierre-de-Bresse, the river cruises on the Canal du Centre or the Saone. Also some castles typical of the history of the region, the rock of Solutré, the vineyard villages...

Do not forget to have a look at the cuisine. It is true that the gastronomy of the Saône-et-Loire is also very famous: the Burgundy wines, the Charolais beef and the Bresse chicken.

Enjoy your trip!

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