Canadian blogger, Kristen Sarah, is sharing with you her impressions about discovering Southern Burgundy.
The Maconnais deserves more and better than being crossed from North to South with the A6 (Highway). Going to the Costa Brava, the French Riviera, Amalfi Coast...
The Maconnais boasts two charming cities. Mâcon which provides some of the finest crus in France: St-Véran, le Pouilly Fuissé... or St-Amour, Juliénas, Moulin-à-Vent... Its historic centre and the Church St-Pierre, the Maison de bois and its statuettes. And Cluny with its world-known abbey.
Your first night: you start in the late afternoon, just off the A6, #29, Macon South. Your 3 star hotel is 4 kilometers drive from the toll Macon Sud, in the centre of the beautiful city of Macon, Welcome and transfer to your hotel.
The next day: Resume your trip to the Costa Brava, the french Riviera,the Amalfi Coast... Of course this "BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE MACONNAIS" package can be booked for your return trip. Advantage, you can bring your bottles back
This Houlala program is available until 12/31/15. Book here
Imagine the pleasure of wending your way through the rolling vine-lined hills in Mâcon wine country, near Dijon—but in a convertible. You travel by a dozen vineyards (Mâconnais boasts 26 AOCs), the route chosen by your driver for their verdant countryside vistas. Local wines await at the cellars of the tiny village square in Viré. Traveling southward toward the village of Igé for a château visit, and after continuing along la route des vins de Bourgogne to Azé, you visit the prehistoric grottos. In Berzé, you have a languid lunch at a bistrot de pays with suggested wines.
Right in the city center, Hotel de Bourgogne welcomes you in an old post house of the 19th century.
325 € for 2 hoteldebourgogne.com
Enjoy a WE in a host’s house, in the Maconnais to explore and discover the region’s beautiful countryside, cultural history, wine and gastronomy. Every evening, you can enjoy the garden and the gourmet meal we provide.
We propose you:
3 days / 2 nights : 140 € / person
The Pouilly-Fuissé Atrium...Taste a choice of wines from the estate and from neighbouring wine-growers in amazing and enriching surroundings...
Admire a collection of barrel making tools and old bottles, visit a winery and a cellar of oak-aged wines. Open from Tuesday to Sunday.
Is a warm dynamic and cordial hotel chain where you first come for a change and return for plesure.
AKENA Escatel, practical and confortable rooms, a space to have breakfast friendly and a restaurant specialized in unlimited buffet, cooks wok and plancha. Rooms for one, two or four persons with good quality bedding, individual bathrooms with a shower, toilet, TV.
61 € for one person et 84 € for two persons
Gastronomic stay in medieval castle to Igé.
Gastronomic stay in the castle of IGE: a gastronomic stage in a medieval setting, an elegant room, very comfortable, for great moments...
The price includes: 1 dinner for 2 persons, 2 home-made aperitifs, 1 wine package, 1 bottle of mineral water, 2 coffees or teas, 2 welcoming drinks offered.
186 € / night / person.
Visit the wine road in southern Burgundy (Mâconnais and Beaujolais region).
Double room with all modern conveniences (and a welcoming reception). Braids, flat screen, Wi-Fi, complete “buffet” breakfast. A big and closed private car park. We shall propose you the Oenological tours of the wine road and visits of cultural sightseeing.
B&B: 38 € / pers