Mâcon, the capital of southern Burgundy, is a peaceful and bright city, ideal for a getaway for two, with family or friends. Several train lines serve the city centre from Lyon, a good point for your carbon footprint and ours! Those who are more sporty can reach Mâcon from Lyon by bicycle via the recently renovated Voie Bleue, which was built on the old towpaths.
There is no shortage of ideas for enjoying the city to the full. Here are the top 7 of our experiences in Mâcon.
Explore the hidden treasures of the city through our many tours
Mâcon is home to many architectural and heritage treasures. Visit its historic heart on your own with the Tracé de la Plume, as part of our guided tours or, for the more adventurous, through our new Explor Games "La conspiration de la Ronce Noire".
Follow in the footsteps of Alphonse de Lamartine
Are you a romantic at heart? Follow our "In the footsteps of Alphonse de Lamartine" tour of Mâcon and discover the places in the town where he was remembered.
From Antiquity to the 20th century, admire the collections of the Musée des Ursulines
Art lovers will find plenty to satisfy their desires in Mâcon. The collections of the Musée des Ursulines include more than 25,000 works from Antiquity to the 20th century. Designated a "Musée de France", the museum has recently been refurbished, with a number of attractive displays.
Deepen your knowledge of the vineyard at the Cité des Climats et vins de Bourgogne
As the starting point for a tour of the vineyards, the town of Mâcon is inaugurating the Cité des Climats et Vins de Bourgogne in spring 2023.
Discover the city on board our little tourist train
Departing from the tourist office, the route takes in the old quarters of the town, its main monuments and runs along the banks of the Saône, offering a picture-postcard view of Mâcon from the left bank. You can stop off at the Cité des Climats et vins de Bourgogne with the Petit Train/Cité des Climats pass.
Strolling along the banks of the Saône
Pedal go-karts for adults or children, rosalies, mountain bikes and electrically-assisted bicycles, discover the city in a different way from the Saône and enjoy the peace and quiet of its quays.
Crunching a Mâcon wafer
You have to come to Mâcon to taste it! Its crispness is unrivalled in the city. It's home-made and a delight to eat.