Eco-tourism in & around Mâcon
A breath of fresh air in a hot-air balloon!
To get some fresh air up in the air... This is something to please and satisfy the most foolhardy of you! The hot-air balloon is a unique way to stroll along the Saone River, to discover the mounts of the Maconnais area, picturesque villages, castles and the famous vineyards. Early in the morning or in the evening, Air Escargot offers extraordinary flights when the light is most beautiful. Flying in the wind, go for an unforgettable journey! Flights between April and October.
For an atypical holiday, gain height: sleep in the trees!
Have an unusual holiday and sleep in huts in the small of the trees or in tepees! Entertaining for adults, fun for kids, that's something splendid and amazing in harmony with nature to organise! Located about twenty km north of Macon, the “Domaine de Poiseuil” also offers 5 B&Bs’ attractive rooms, a gîtes, a seminar room, an 18 beds old farm... the possibilities are many and varied!
Discover Solutré on foot by the donkeys’ side!
To discover the charms of southern Burgundy in great company is possible thanks to "Anecdote". By the donkeys’ side, loyal servants go and discovery simple, natural and user-friendly walks. Everyone will choose its own path: on or around the Solutré Rock "Grand Site de France," its younger sister: the Vergisson Rock, the region of Pouilly-Fuissé, and many other treasures far from being hidden, but all the more visible when accompanied by legends, fauna and flora history, geology and wine growing... and anecdotes! The “Val Lamartinien” hiking walks, beautiful loops around the Solutré Rock!
Twelve tours cross the “Val Lamartinien” area, in search of the most charming and typical places of the region. The journeys give an idea of their beauty just by mentioning their names: Fuissé, Charnay-les-Mâcon, Pouilly-Solutré, Vergisson, Prissé and Vergisson Rock, Chevagny-Les-Chevrières, La Roche Vineuse, Milly Lamartine and Bussières, Sologny, Berzé-la-Ville, Verzé, and Igé. The routes can be done either walking or cycling... More than 300 km of marked are and invite you to relax in a landscape rich in castles, history, vineyards; old wash houses... The pleasure of the eyes is generous and inexhaustible!
Discovering a job that is getting lost: oil manufacturer!
On duty from 1860 to 1974, the “Mazoyer” oil-works now opens to the public and invites you to discover a trade and a know-how. Colza or walnut oil, the visit highlights the manufacture, without forgetting the opportunity to taste it! To discover at “Domaine de Champgrenon” in Charnay-les-Macon.
One of the pilgrimage footpaths to Santiago de Compostela in Spain leaves from Cluny to reach Le Puy-en-Velay, starting point of the “Via Podiensis”, the oldest of the 4 roads leading to Santiago de Compostela. From Cluny Abbey to Le Puy-en-Velay, the 315 km are divided into 14 stages to guide the pilgrims to the busiest of the 4 historic routes. The attractiveness of these roads comes first from the beauty of its route, the architectural treasures that mark it out, but also the presence of a strong hospitality and accommodation facility. Follow the scallop shell!