France: Burgundy

Mâconnais and northern Beaujolais

From Tournus to La Chapelle de Guinchay
By Michael Edwards

This Guide was last updated on 25 April 2011
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One-Day Ideal Itinerary

Overnight in Tournus
Coffee and croissants at Hotel Restaurant Le Terminus
Visit the abbey church of St-Philibert (check that market stalls of fresh local fruit are open)
Drive to Viré
Visit Domaine de Chazelles/St-Barbe
Lunch here by arrangement in the family's kitchen or at Relais de Montmartre in the village

Drive to Cluny
Visit L'Eglise Notre Dame (c.1200, the site of the greatest medieval Benedictine monastery). Fine views of town from la Tour de Fromage
Walk through town via Rues de la Tour, Bourgeoisie and Grand Marché (good cafés and salons de the)
Drive to Uchizy
Visit Domaine de l'Arfentière
Return to Tournus
Dinner at Aux Terasses or Le Terminus


Two-Day Ideal Itinerary

Overnight in Mâcon
Day One
Early morning coffee and croissants at cafés on Place Carnot
Visit the Museum of Lamartine, poet and politician (
Drive to Davayé
Visit Domaine de la Croix Senaillet
Drive to St-Amour
Lunch at Auberge du Paradis

Drive to Romanèche-Thorins
Visit Le Hameau de Vin, Georges Duboeuf
Drive to Juliénas
Check-in for overnight stop at Les Vignes
Visit Domaine Bernard Broyer
Dinner at Le Coq à Juliénas

Day Two
Drive to Chiroubles
Call in on the Maison des Vignerons
Visit Domaine Emile Cheysson
Drive to Fleurie
Lunch at Auberge du Cep

Drive to Chénas
Visit Domaine Fernand Charvet
Return to Mâcon via the village of Pierclos (great 18th century château)
Visit La Carte aux Vins wine shop
Aperitif at Bar de l'Hotel de Ville, Rue Carnot
Dinner at Le St-Laurent on the banks of the Saône.



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