/// TOURISM 
 

In Saône-et-Loire, you can choose to get away from everything,

or soak up history, art, gastronomy, and enjoy a wide variety of sports and pastimes. With almost 200 chateaux and 250 Romanesque churches in the surrounding region, taking a

trip back into history is easy. At the gite you will find plenty information about all the local sights, the history of our villages, the department of Saône-et-Loire and the Burgundy region.


Chateaux:

  • Couches (8 km)
  • St Pierre de Varennes - Brandon (10 km)
  • Sully (near Autun)
  • La Rochepot (near Nolay)
  • Cormatin (near Tournus)
  • Château de Drée (Curbigny - Charollais) ...


Industrial Heritage:

  • Ecomusée - Le Creusot (12 km)
  • Musée de la mine - Blanzy (20 km)


Religious Heritage:

  • Autun Cathedral (30 km)
  • Tournus (40 km)
  • Cluny (40 km)
  • Romanesque churches route around the Cluny and Brionnais region


Spirituality:
 

  • TAIZE (near Cluny): International oecumenical meeting place
  • PARAY le MONIAL: town steeped in art and history, Cluniac site, pilgrimage centre
  • LA BOULAYE (near Toulon sur Arroux): Tibetan Temple of the Thousand Buddhas


History:

  • LE CREUSOT: The cradle of the historic Schneider iron and steel mills - Académie Bourdon
  • AUTUN Gallo roman site: town walls, gates, ancient amphitheatre, museums
  • BIBRACTE: a "grand site de France" - an ancient Gaulish hillfort atop Mount Beuvray


Sports:

  • Tennis: court in the village
  • Golf:
    - at Montchanin: « Château d’Avoise », 18 holes
    - at Chalon sur Saône: 18 holes
    - at Autun: 9 holes (beautiful situation)
  • Walking and cycling trips:
    - blue route ( voie bleue ) marked along the canal du Centre from St Léger sur Dheune to Chalon sur Saône
    - green route ( voie verte ) marked in the Côte Chalonnaise from Givry to Mâcon through the vineyards, through the Clunisois and the Lamartine Valley ( Val Lamartinien ).
    - UCHON : very beautiful village with spectacular granite outcrops in the Morvan classified as a " village de caractère ".
  • Horse riding: local clubs


Attraction park for children:

  • LE CREUSOT: parc des Combes

 

Canal Tourism:

  • There is a canal boat rental base at St Léger sur Dheune

 

Nearby vineyards:

Numerous traditional winemakers in the local winemaking regions:

  • Le Couchois
  • Les Maranges
  • La Côte Chalonnaise: Mercurey, Givry, Rully, Santenay, Buxy
  • La Côte Mâconnaise: Macon reds and whites, Pouilly-Fuissé; Pouilly-Loché; St Véran,...

 

Typical markets in Saône & Loire:

Apart from the local markets:

  • Autun (Friday morning): nice surroundings, local Morvan produce
  • Louhans (Monday morning): poultry market (AOC Bresse chicken) “a remarkable gourmet site” in a typical Bressan town classified as “the most beautiful detour in France”.
  • St Christophe en Brionnais (Wednesday afternoon): one of the largest cattle markets in France

 

Gastronomy:

There are lots of restaurants nearby where you can taste some Burgundy specialities:

  • Charolais beef
  • Burgundy snails
  • Pôchouse (fish and onion stew)
  • Jambon persillé (pressed ham with parsley)
  • Bresse chicken
  • Burgundy cheeses
  • Burgundy wines


Culture :

  • Couches Jazz Festival at the beginning of July
  • Museums and temporary exhibitions.

  

You should not leave Saône-et-Loire before having visited one or more of the other prestigious sites in Burgundy. These are sometimes in a neighbouring department but easy to visit from PERREUIL Department of Côte d’Or:

  • BEAUNE and vicinity: The Hospice de Beaune and the wines
  • DIJON, capital of the Burgundy region: gastronomy, shops, monuments, Fine Art Museum (Musée des Beaux Arts),…
  • The Cistercian abbey of FONTENAY (UNESCO world heritage site) close to Montbard.
  •  
  • The route of the GRANDS VINS of Burgundy:

• from Nolay to Beaune: Côtes and Hautes Côtes de Beaune: St-Aubin, Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Auxey-Duresses, Monthélie, Volnay, Pommard

• from Beaune to Dijon: Côte and Hautes Côtes de Nuits: Savigny les Beaune, Chorey les Beaune, Ladoix-Serrigny,
Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée, Gevrey-Chambertin


Department of Nièvre:

  • The Morvan National Park

 

Department of Yonne:

  •  VEZELAY “eternal hill” village (UNESCO world heritage site) 

Couches

 

Cormatin

 

Temple des mille Bouddhas

 

Vue sur le Morvan

 

Marché aux bestiaux

 

Autun

 

Louhans

 

Beaune

 

Fontenay

 


To prepare for your holiday in South Burgundy, here are a few sites you might like to look at: 
 

autourducouchois         

Life and history of the villages around PERREUIL (in French)

bourgogne-du-sud

Tourist information site for the department of Saône-et-Loire

bourgogne-tourisme

Tourist information site for Burgundy region (in French)

cr-bourgogne

Burgundy Regional Council (in French)

cg-71

Saône-et-Loire General Council (in French and English)

parcdumorvan

Morvan Natural Park (in French)

bresse-bourgogne

Website about storing wine (in French)

creusot

Website of Le Creusot (in French)

autun-tourisme

Website of Autun (In French, English and German)

ville-autun

Activities and history of the town of Autun (in French)

ot-beaune

Website of Beaune (in French, English and German)

burgundyeye Website for visitors to Burgundy ( in English )
burgundy-family Website for tourists to Burgundy ( in English )

 

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