8 days in Saone-et-Loire Itinerary

8 days in Saone-et-Loire Itinerary

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8 days in Saone-et-Loire Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Autun
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Paray Le Monial
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Macon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Brussels

3
nights
Autun

Autun
Autun is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musée Rolin and Château de Germolles. Venture out of the city with trips to Chalon-sur-Saone (Centre Nautique du Grand Chalon & museum Niépce). The adventure continues: make a trip to Temple de Janus, get outside with Croix de la Liberation, and explore the historical opulence of Château de Sully.

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Brussels, Belgium to Autun is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. May in Autun sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Paray Le Monial.

Things to do in Autun

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chalon-sur-Saone, Chateau De Germolles, Château de Sully
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Chateau De Germolles
Chateau De Germolles
Musee Rolin
Musee Rolin
Temple de Janus ©
Temple de Janus

2
nights
Paray Le Monial

Paray Le Monial ©
Paray-le-Monial is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.GeographyThe river Bourbince flows northwestward through the commune and crosses the town.HistoryParay existed before the monks who gave it its surname of Le Monial, for when Count Lambert of Chalon, together with his wife Adelaide and his friend Mayeul de Cluny, founded there in 973 the celebrated Benedictine priory, the borough had already been constituted, with its ædiles and communal privileges. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Hotel de Ville, make a trip to Pont acqueduc Digoin, and then have fun at DIVERTI'PARC Parc de loisirs nature, hebergements insolites. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Tour Saint-Nicolas, don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Apparitions, look for gifts at Marche a Bovins, then look for gifts at Les Chocolats Bernard Dufoux, and finally admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Dree.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paray Le Monial attractions planner .

You can drive from Autun to Paray Le Monial in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Macon.

Things to do in Paray Le Monial

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Dree, Marche a Bovins, Pont acqueduc Digoin, DIVERTI'PARC Parc de loisirs nature, hebergements insolites, Chocolats Dufoux
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Chateau de Dree ©
Chateau de Dree
Chapel of the Apparitions ©
Chapel of the Apparitions
Tour Saint-Nicolas ©
Tour Saint-Nicolas

2
nights
Macon

Macon ©
Mâcon, historically anglicized as Mascon, is a small city in east-central France. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): experience rural life at Les Animaux des Petits Bois, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taize Community, then don't miss a visit to Haras national de Cluny, and finally examine the collection at Musee departemental de Prehistoire de Solutre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Hotel Dieu - Museum Greuze, have fun at Les Grottes d'Aze, and then step into the grandiose world of Berze le Chatel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Macon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Paray Le Monial to Macon takes 1.5 hours. May in Macon sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Macon

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Cluny, Les Animaux des Petits Bois, Musee de Prehistoire de Solutre, Les Grottes d'Aze, Taize Community
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Les Grottes d'Aze ©
Les Grottes d'Aze
Taize Community ©
Taize Community
Hotel Dieu-Musee Greuze ©
Hotel Dieu-Musee Greuze