Culture and winetastings in Burgundy region !
One-hour away from Lyon, come to discover the "adorable" and unforgetable Mâconnais region (around the city of Mâcon) !
There are many reasons for that :
1- High quality wines are produced there : Pouilly-Fuissé, Saint-Véran. . .
So of course, we will stop for wine-tastings !
2- the landscapes are wonderful and particularly the Solutré Rock on top of which we will enjoy a breathtaking view over the region.
3 - The region boasts amazing castles and romanesques churches : we will visit the ruins of Cluny abbey, which was the largest and most important abbey in the world during the middle ages. Impressive remains and French History, and beautiful picturesque town in France !
So, no hesitation !
In the morning, we will meet in Macon city, and we will drive through the "Maconnais wine road" direction the amazing Cluny Abbey.
Duration of the walking tour : between 1. 30 hour and 2 hours.
After lunch in Cluny, we will go to "La Chapelle aux Moines", a small chapel in the countryside with unique paintings from the middle ages.
Then, we will drive to the Solutré rock and, if it is not raining, we will hike (less than 30 minutes) to the top of the rock to enjoy the view.
After that, we will meet a winemaker from the Maconnais and taste local wines.
End of the day in Macon.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Macon-ville train station / or your hotel.
End location: Macon-ville train station / or your hotel.
Duration: 8 hours
The weather (rain) might affect the duration (no hiking tour)...
The service of the guide during the day : visit of Cluny abbey, visit of la chapelle aux Moines, visit of Solutré Rock, booking for a wine-tasting and translation if needed.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
32 euro - This is just an estimate.
You will have to pay entrance fees to :
- the abbey
- the chapel
- the winery
The Transportation : I can help you to rent a mini-van, or we can use your rental car. I am not driving.
The entrance fees to museums : Cluny abbey (9,50) and chapelle aux Moines (3€).
+ The tasting at the winery : I will arrange a group price for you, but count about 5 € per person.
+ The lunch and the guide's lunch
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle and help you book it on your own.