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Go for a trip close to nature in Burgundy-Franche-Comté region and more precisely in Saône-et-Loire. Between the excellent wines, the gastronomic restaurants, the 190 castles, the 250 churches and chapels, the Roche de Solutré, the green and blue ways, the cities of Châlon-sur-Saône, Mâcon, Paray-le-Monial, the village of Cluny and the numerous walks and hikes, we can guarantee that this territory has many surprises in store.
Follow us to discover in detail this sublime department of France. Believe us, after reading this article, you will never see Saône-et-Loire in the same way again.
The editors of Unique Hôtel Spa are looking for activities for a weekend with your partner, family, friends or alone. Follow us to learn more about this sometimes mysterious territory and leave with great ideas.
Start your stay in Saône-et-Loire with a guided tour of the National Stud in Cluny. During the visit, you will discover the smallest corners of the stud farm and learn all the secrets of this emblematic place. If you feel like it, extend the experience with an equestrian show.
Then, board a boat for a mini-cruise on the Seille and Saône rivers. Along the water, you will enjoy a soothing environment and admire beautiful landscapes.
Otherwise, we suggest you to go for a bucolic walk in the village of Semur-en-Brionnais classified among the most beautiful villages of France. You can also climb the Roche de Solutré or discover the Montagny wine trail.
And for cyclists, you can take one of the 28 cycling routes that will allow you to discover the fauna and flora, the culture and the local life of the South Burgundy region.
If you want to relax, recharge your batteries or simply take some time for yourself, you are in the right place. The department of Saône-et-Loire offers you a wide range of wellness addresses. Between the numerous spas, the thermal spa of Bourbon-Lancy and the practice of sylvotherapy, you will inevitably find something that suits you.
For a moment of pure relaxation, go to CeltÔ, the wellness and relaxation center attached to the thermal district of Bourbon-Lancy. There, you will find thermoludic spaces with sauna, hammam, thermal water swimming pool with jets, playful showers, beauty treatments, face or body care.
Otherwise, go for a total immersion in the forest with a sylvotherapy session. This ancestral practice of care in contact with the trees. You will enjoy all the benefits of nature and will leave with a soothed mind, free of your negative emotions. The Ferme de la Marlière, in Saint-Vincent-en-Bresse, offers this activity.
Continue at the Domaine des Bertrands with a mindfulness meditation session, a relaxation massage or a Thai foot reflexology.
The spa Le Temps Présent, which offers an exceptional view of the river Seille, and the spa des vignes in Romanèche-Thorins are also excellent addresses for your well-being.
You prefer to stay in a hotel with a luxury spa? We recommend the spa at the Best Western Premier Hotel & Spa Les Sept Fontaines in Tournus. Inside, you will find a space of no less than 365 m² with hammam, herbal tea room, indoor pool, jacuzzi, ice fountain, treatments and massages. We give this hotel a rating of 10/10! The Hotel & Spa Panorama 360 Mâcon and the Hotel le Dracy in Dracy-le-fort also have magnificent centers dedicated to relaxation. On the program: heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi, hammam, sauna, fitness room, treatments, massages and much more!
To learn more about the world of wine, you can visit the Hameau Duboeuf, the first vineyard and wine theme park in Europe. During your day in this 30,000 square meter park, you'll wander through exhibition halls, admire objects from the region's wine-making heritage, watch interactive shows, and enjoy an immersive experience in a winemaker's cellar.
Continue your escapade with a visit to the Cathedral Saint-Lazare of Autun, the Abbey of Cluny, the Abbey of Saint-Philibert in Tournus, the Castle of Couches, known as Marguerite de Bourgogne or the magnificent medieval castle of Berzé.
Finally, do not miss during your stay to taste the culinary specialities and the traditional dishes of the department during a lunch or a dinner. This territory has products renowned throughout the world, numerous AOC and AOP appellations, talented chefs and many prestigious restaurants. We have a few gastronomic addresses to recommend to you. Try the Michelin-starred restaurant Maison Lameloise in Chagny, the Pierre in Mâcon or the Amaryllis in Saint-Rémy.
If you are about to leave for a stay or a weekend in Saône-et-Loire and everything is not ready yet, don't worry anymore. The editors of Unique Hôtel Spa present you below a detailed program concentrated around the city of Tournus and Mâcon.
We advise you to book one of the rooms or suites of the Best Western Premier Hotel Spa Les Sept Fontaines in Tournus, a charming establishment in the heart of Burgundy. By choosing this structure, you will benefit from an elegant room, taste a traditional and refined cuisine in the hotel restaurant and finally enjoy a relaxation center of 365 m². Don't hesitate to visit online platforms such as Booking and Tripadvisor to consult the opinions of customers and travelers.
After your first night at the spa hotel or your arrival in the city of Tournus, we suggest you visit the Abbey of Saint-Philibert, the Greuze museum or the Michel Grezaud bicycle museum. At noon, surprise your taste buds with the modern and creative cuisine of the Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant L'Écrin of Yohann Chapuis. Then, in the afternoon, take the road towards the Roche de Solutré for a hike in this remarkable site. Finally, when you return to the hotel at the end of the day, we suggest that you relax with a treatment, massage or in the indoor pool, jacuzzi or hammam of your hotel. In the evening, have dinner in the hotel's restaurant.
After your night at the hotel and your breakfast, we advise you to go to the city of Macon. Visit the historical center of this city by following the route of the feather. You will discover many places such as the Place aux Herbes, the church and the Place Saint-Pierre, the Saint-Vincent cathedral, the archaeological site of Saint-Clément, the Hôtel-Dieu and much more. For lunch, enjoy exceptional dishes at the Michelin-starred restaurant Pierre. Following this invigorating break, visit the Musée des Ursulines or the Hôtel Dieu apothecary.
Saône-et-Loire, a territory belonging to the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region in southeastern France benefits from many assets. Its gastronomy, its culture, its remarkable heritage and its cycling paths contribute to the undeniable charm of this department. Even if it is not the first destination that comes to mind for a stay or a weekend, there are many beautiful things to see in this corner of France. For your next getaway, consider the spa hotels of Saône-et-Loire. Wonder, luxury and nature will be the key words of your stay.
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