Mâcon, town of history
Buildings painted burnt sienna, buttermilk and rose – Mâcon has a distinctly Mediterranean feel and looks to the south for inspiration. The town centre is endowed with monuments of diversified and imposing architecture.
Mâcon, Lamartine’s birthplace
Mâcon has much evidence of the life of this famous man, who was both a poet and a statesman. The Lamartine area, located on the first floor of the Ursuline’s Museum, shows the poet under various facets: the romantic poet, his journeys and the places that inspired him-Milly and Saint-Point-. Other major works evoke the public man whom was Lamartine.
Gourmet visit of Mâcon
Explore the city of Mâcon and the French “art de vivre”: its busy banks of the Saone, its coloured façades and its curve-tile roofs gives the city a joyful and southern atmosphere. In the heart of the old town, you will discover old houses and private mansions.
The visit will start with a coffee and “croissant” experience. Then, at the end of the visit, the participants will try marbled ham and “pâté en croute” (meat pie) with a glass of red wine. The tasting will end with a wafer (speciality of Mâcon) and a glass of white wine.
Rates, terms and conditions of visit for 2017
Guide services:: 160 € incl. tax - Tasting: 10 € incl. tax per person
- Length of the tour: 2.30 hours
- Maximum of 25 persons
- Advance booking required
The Tourist Office and its tour guides & interpreters are at your disposal to help you discover Mâcon and its surroundings, such as vineyards and famous places: Solutré, Cluny, Tournus, Lamartine's residences and also the Beaujolais area. Discover all the aspects of Southern Burgundy.
Our guide makes your excursions and your visits more enjoyable with its spicy anecdotes!
|Guides’ services||Length||Prices in €|
|Walking tour of Mâcon||1h30||120 €|
|Walking tour of Mâcon + visit of 1 museum (Museum entrance fee not included)||2h||160 €|
|Wine tasting (translation in a cellar)||1h30||From 115 €|
|Tour in the Mâconnais-Beaujolais area & Cluny (Bus not included)||2h30||170 €|
|Half day||4h||210 €|
|Full day||8h||325 €|
|Additional hour||40 €|
The above prices are valid for groups not exceeding 40 persons (for all the visits except visits by coach).
Guides in French, English, German, Italian and Spanish are available (other languages on request)…
Guided tours every day except on 25th of December and 1st of January. No extra charge on Sundays and public holidays (except 1st May).