In the midst of the Côte Chalonnaise vineyards
When you leave Chalon-sur-Saône and just before heading towards southern Burgundy, don't hesitate to make a detour across the north of the Côte Chalonnaise, in Mercurey or Rully. These wines may be less well-known that the Côte de Beaune wines, but the production from this vineyard is just as good!
Then follow the Greenway via Givry to discover the Cellier aux Moines. Stop off in the medieval town of Buxy and wander the picturesque streets, see the Tour Rouge, the remaining ruins of the ancient 12th-century town walls. This classified building houses L'Empreinte, an excellent, Michelin-starred restaurant.
Half-way: beautiful village and château
Stop for a break in Saint-Gengoux-le-National, to give your legs a rest after the first half of the route, and explore this beautiful town of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, listed a "Charming town".
Next step: the Château de Cormatin and the superb gardens, where you're guaranteed to be fascinated!The Château de Cormatin: a treasure of the Renaissance
This Abbey was founded in 910, and played a key role in the history of Europe, as well as the history of religion and the evolution of architecture.
We guarantee that a tour of this Benedictine Abbey will leave a lasting impression! And make sure you take the time to explore the monastic town centre of Cluny, with medieval houses and national Haras (stud farm).
Cultural stops: fortress and château
Urban stop: Mâcon
Your adventure along this Greenway comes to a close in Mâcon, on the banks of the Saône. If you still have some energy left, you could take the Voie Bleue from here back up to Chalon-sur-Saône and enjoy some different, but just as relaxing landscapes.
Full itinerary for the Greenway and visits along the way