Macon (Saône)

Our new base at Mâcon is the ideal departure point for a cruise on the Saône and the Seille. With its multi-coloured facades, its lively pedestrian streets, its great wines and gastronomic specialities, there is no lack of interesting things to see and do in Mâcon. The Saône is one of the most beautiful rivers in France. Going upstream to the north, do not miss the detour on the small canal that leads you to Pont de Vaux in the Pierres Dorées district, a true gem with its loam houses. Then, visit Tournus and its Romanesque abbey. And you must at least choose to navigate on up the Seille to Louhans, ranked as the “most beautiful detour in France” and an “outstanding culinary site” because of its famous Bresse poultry. From Mâcon, heading South, the river Saône leads you through the Dombes, a land of lakes, to Lyon where you will make your entry between the hills of Fourvière and the Croix-Rousse, with the picturesque Barbe island. Then, you will be welcomed by the beautiful neighbourhoods of old Lyon. Lose yourself among the “Traboule” buildings and get a table at a ”Bouchon“ restaurant.