Pouilly-Fuissé
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Vignoble de Pouilly sur Loire
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The vineyard

The Mâconnais, the biggest vineyard in the region

The Mâconnais vineyard covers around 7,000 hectares, making it the biggest vineyard in Burgundy! There's no risk of getting bored here.

The production here is mainly Chardonnay white wines but there are also some red wines, that should not be left to mature for too long.

Since 2020, 22 "climats" of the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation have been recognised as Premier Cru wines. Before that, the Mâconnais was the only vineyard in Burgundy that did not have a Premier Cru among its wines.

Not-to-be-missed!

5 must-sees in the Mâconnais region

Begin your exploration of the Mâconnais region in Cluny and Tournus, Town of Art and History. Then head towards Solutré-Pouilly-Vergisson, which has been labelled as a "Grand Site de France" since 2013, and climb up to the Rock of Solutré to enjoy the breath-taking view.

Then carry on towards Mâcon, the capital of southern Burgundy. A few kilometres south of there, don't miss the Hameau Duboeuf: a spectacular theme park devoted to wine and the vine.

Voie Verte / Voie Bleue à Mâcon
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Explore the Mâconnais region by bike

Would you prefer the Greenway or the Voie Bleue?

Both the Greenway and Voie Bleue cycle paths run through the town of Mâcon, meaning you can vary between the two as you explore the area by bike. The Greenway leads into the Côte Chalonnaise through the countryside and the vineyards, whereas the Voie Bleue runs alongside the river Saône.

Activities and gastronomy

Our recommendations
  • La Vadrouille Bleue: a 3-hour exploration on vintage mopeds along the country roads around the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation, and wine tasting organised by the Domaine Vincent Cornin which also manages the restaurant Mamie Cocotte, with traditional regional dishes on the menu, served in traditional grape harvest dishes!
  • Les Bourgui’trott: off-road electric scooter rides with Les Balades d’Estelle around the Château de Cormatin
  • Enoculture: winemaking and cultural tours
  • Meal in the lover's village, Saint-Amour-Bellevue, at the restaurant Au 14 Février or at the Auberge du Paradis
Mobylettes de la Vadrouille Bleue
La Vadrouille Bleue
Mobylettes de la Vadrouille Bleue La Vadrouille Bleue
Mamie Cocotte
Domaine Vincent Cornin
Mamie Cocotte Domaine Vincent Cornin
Les Balades d'Estelle à Chapaize
Estelle Cornot
Les Balades d'Estelle à Chapaize Estelle Cornot
Enoculture
Enoculture
Enoculture Enoculture
Au 14 février
Nicolas Villon
Au 14 février Nicolas Villon
Auberge du Paradis
Auberge du Paradis / David Bordes
Auberge du Paradis Auberge du Paradis / David Bordes

Where to sleep? Here are our recommendations!

La Source des Fées
La Source des Fées

Bed & breakfast

La Source des Fées, a charming bed & breakfast on a winegrowing estate in Fuissé 

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Le Paradis de Marie
Le Paradis de Marie

In a gypsy caravan

Le Paradis de Marie, with various rooms and a gypsy caravan available next to the vines, in Saint-Amour-Bellevue

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Château de Besseuil
Château de Besseuil

In amongst the vines

The Château de Besseuil, with an impressive wine collection and surrounding vineyard, in Clessé

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Château d'Igé
Château d'Igé

In a château

The Château d'Igé, and its magnificent 13th century building.

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En résumé
A propos
Mobylettes de la Vadrouille Bleue La Vadrouille Bleue
Mamie Cocotte Domaine Vincent Cornin
Les Balades d'Estelle à Chapaize Estelle Cornot
Enoculture Enoculture
Au 14 février Nicolas Villon
Auberge du Paradis Auberge du Paradis / David Bordes