Mâcon: southern gateway of Burgundy
Mâcon’s rich urban and architectural heritage bears testimony to a town steeped in history. The “Parcours Patrimonial” (Heritage Trail) takes you through the cobblestone streets, from Old Saint-Vincent to the Hôtel-Dieu, from the Maison de Bois (Half-Timbered House) to the Chapelle Soufflot, not forgetting the museums along the way that bring the town’s past back to life. When evening falls, the Pont Saint-Laurent and the embankments of the Saône are bathed in light.
Tournus: where the living is easy
In southern Burgundy, Tournus and its vicinity offer all the ingredients for an enjoyable stay: cultural visits (St Philibert Abbey and the Romanesque churches of the Tournus region, river cruises along the Saône and the Seille, walks through the vineyards, etc.