Mâcon (71) stretches along the Saône, between the Monts du Beaujolais and the Coteaux Mâconnais, across the Bresse bridge. The historic center, splendid with its Roman tiled roofs and its colored facades, gives this city an air of southern city. Its main monuments including the old Saint-Vincent cathedral are gathered there. We stroll along its alleys to discover the remains and treasures of a rich history dating from the founding of ancient Matisco in the 2nd century BC.
.The southernmost of the cities of Burgundy, near the Beaujolais vintages and the Mâconnais vines, also holds its reputation for the quality and diversity of its wines. Chardonnay and Gamay offer powerful white wines, gourmet reds, fine and aromatic but also sparkling wines with fine and delicate bubbles. Just enter one of the city’s many good restaurants to savor them. We like to eat in Mâcon… Very good local products such as the Mâconnais AOP goat cheese or Burgundy snails, specialties such as the famous wafer, the quenelle or the Mâcon cheese and also the flagships of the neighboring regions: the AOP Bresse poultry and Charolles beef, Dombes fish, Charollais sheep … are in the spotlight. We find all these good products on Saturday on the market stalls of the Esplanade Lamartine where the statue of this famous writer and politician born in the country is erected. Come and discover Mâcon with its historic and gastronomic treasures.
Office de tourisme
1, place Saint-Pierre - 71000 Mâcon
+33 (0)3 85 21 07 07
43 km from the campsite