Elegant Southern Burgundy

Elegant Southern Burgundy - MAT-ESB   

The Elegant Southern Burgundy Tour offers breathtaking countryside views stemming from the rich romantic way of life leading to incredibly ornate Roman architecture from Tournus to the noble ruins of Cluny.

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Royal monastary of Brou

Chateau of Cormatin

Lovely Le Creusot

Day 1 
At around midday your driver/guide will be waiting for you at the Le Creusot TGV train station. After a wonderful lunch together in a local restaurant we will drive to Chalon sur Saone to visit the picturesque shopping area . Later, we will go all the way down to the popular riverside town of Tournus with its famous Romanesque Abbey Church of St. Philibert and quaint shops, a great place to spend a peaceful night.

Day 2 
Today we are going to discover the Bresse region famous for its premium quality chicken. On the way we will discover many beautiful farm houses and will stop to have lunch in Bourg en Bresse. We will then take time to discover the historical centre with its medieval timber homes with Renaissance facades. And of course, a visit to the Royal Monastery of Brou is a must. Our memorable day will end in Macon, a charming place to enjoy a beautiful evening.

Day 3
Today is filled with an astonishing scenic drive through back roads to discover hidden hills and villages of this southern wine countryside. We will visit the town of Cluny, the fancy Château of Cormatin and it's beautiful gardens, Chapaize church built in the 11th century and Brancion, a romantic 13th century village perched on a hilltop. With our heads full of unforgettable images we will drive back north to spend the night close to the Canal du Centre.

Day 4
A short drive along side the canal side will lead us to the Le Creusot TGV train station to take you to your next destination.

At A Glance

  • Location: Burgundy

  • Access: Le Creusot TGV Train Station

  • Start City: Le Creusot

  • End City: Le Creusot

  • Areas Visited: Southern Burgundy, Saone & Beaujolais

  • Trip Length: 3 Nights & 4 Days

  • Activities & Highlights: The picturesque riverside towns of Chalon Sur Saone & Tournus, Discovery of the Maconnais and Bresse regions.

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