Visit to Tournus
Picturesque alleys, houses with colourful facades and flat roofs covered in round tiles are typical features that give Tournus a Mediterranean feel. So why not take a stroll in our beautiful town?
The streets and monuments are brought to life all year round by the markets, concerts and exhibitions held here that will welcome you with open arms! Beyond its international reputation for good food, Tournus has become a choice port of call for pleasure-boaters sailing on the river Saône.
The must-see attraction? Saint-Philibert Abbey!
The stone silhouette of this 11th- and 12th-century masterpiece of Romanesque art towers above the old town. The abbey church, the cloister, the chapterhouse, the refectory and the cellar make up one of the only monastic ensembles of the 11th century. The unique architecture of the nave makes it stunningly bright, and the crypt and upper chapel are also well worth a visit.
Lunch at Les Terrasses
Cuisine is a whole art at this restaurant where dining is all about culinary pleasures made for sharing! The chef concocts a creative menu that really gives your senses a treat.
Cycling along the Blueway
The Blueway follows the old towpath along the river Saône, from Chalon-sur-Saône to Mâcon via Tournus. This is an easy bike ride that anyone can do. Between Tournus and Mâcon, just a stone's throw from the cycle path, you can visit Le Villars, a high-perched village where you'll find the Sainte Marie-Madeleine church with its twin naves.
The Château de Saint-Point was the family home of the poet and politician Alphonse de Lamartine, whose presence has left a profound mark on the site.
During the tour you'll learn about the man, the artist and the politician who was one of the founders of the French Second Republic and contributed to the abolition of slavery and the death penalty. The Larmartine museum occupying the main salon on the ground floor, along with the library, his chamber and his writing room, will plunge you into the very life of this great man who left his mark on the region of South Burgundy and beyond.
Close to the château, come and relax on the banks of the lake, go for a swim, take out a pedalo, try fishing, enjoy a picnic or simply relax. The nearby campsite, Camping du Lac, offers pitches and rentals as well as an open-air café that hosts all sorts of events.
Cluny, an extraordinary abbey town in an equestrian world
Stroll around the lovely abbey town of Cluny and soak up the atmosphere of the Middle Ages.
A guided tour of the abbey is an absolute must, to help you understand the important role played by medieval Christianity's most powerful abbey in the history of religion and Romanesque art. The vast abbatial church features majestic vestiges that reflect only a tiny part of this immense structure. The magic of today's digital prowess now allows you to see the parts that have disappeared!
Closely linked to the abbey, the medieval town with its surrounding wall and numerous medieval houses also has a few surprises in store that you can unveil on the discovery trails organised by the Tourist Office.
National Stud of Cluny
Standing within the abbey and directly accessible from the Greenway cycle path, the Equivallée national stud of Cluny invites you into the world of horses via tours, equestrian activities and a multitude of horse shows.Découvrez le Haras National