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10 famous activities to do near Davaye in the Maconnais in South Burgundy

10 famous activities to do near Davaye in the Maconnais in South Burgundy

Deux Roches is located in the village of Davaye since 1986. To discover its history in details you can check our webpage History.

Located on the south end of Saone-et-Loire in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, this little village is a good place to live. Vines with the renowned appellations line the village: Saint-Véran, Pouilly-Fuisse or Viré-Clesse. The old stone houses of the village center give it character and make it a crossing point for walkers.

Go to the discovery of 10 famous activities to do around Davaye!

1/ Davaye village

Before starting to climb the two Rocks or taking your car to go to the zoo, take some time to discover the village of Davaye. The village has 7 wash houses forming an interesting walk to visit Davaye. The charm of its stone houses will accompagny you throughout your walk.

2/ The ascent of the two Rocks

The Rocks of Solutré and Vergisson are famous sites of South Burgundy. They have been classified Grand Site de France in 2013. These limestone escarpments with an altitude of 493m and 483m were formed over several million years before our era. The Rock of Solutre is full of marine creature fossils like molluscs, shellfish or crinoids. Archeological discoveries made on the site have led the creation of the museum of prehistory embedded in the rock. Enriched by your visit of the museum you can climb on the top of the Rock to see an overview of the Maconnais. You can see the horses of the breed konik polski that reminded their prehistoric ancestors and maintain the protected and classified Zone Natura 2000 limestone prairies.

3/ Walks in the Maconnais

The surroundings of Davaye provide beautiful walks between rustic villages, groves and forests. Most famous trails will lead you on the Rocks of Solutre and Vergisson and will take you across vines in the renowned villages of Solutre-Pouilly and Fuisse. However, most secret paths promise you beautiful surprises. Put on your walking shoes and go on an adventure in the surroundings of Davaye!

You can find the walks to do from Davaye on www.visiorando.com/randonnee-davaye.html

4/ The city of Macon

The city of Macon, the capital of the Maconnais, is located just a few kilometers from Davaye. Settled by the Saone, the city offers a quiet walk on the docks. The heritage of Macon is rich luxurious past. The church of Saint-Pierre and the Pont de Saint-Laurent are famous buildings, which the city takes care of. Many activities wait for you in the city. After a stroll in shops of the city center, take a meal at one of many restaurants in the banks of the river, then take a digestive walk at Place Lamartine.

Do not hesitate to visit the tourist office of Mâcon site in order to download pamphlets, guided tours and trips: http://www.macon-tourism.com/fr/brochures

5/ Touroparc Zoo

Touroparc is a famous zoological and leisure park in the region. This is the place to spend a family day. Discover the animals then have some fun in the attractions of the park. Its small size gives you the advantage of not drains you of your energy. After your day in the park, enjoy your visit in the Romaneche-Thorins village to dinner in one of the restaurants of this tiny town full of charm.

6/ Berze-le-Chatel fortress, historic dive

The fortress of Berze-le-Chatel is an iconic place in South Burgundy. Dated 13th century, the castel is particular well preserved. Visit this place is discover the life in the Middle Age through reconstructions and the work of passionate guides. Perched at the summit of a rocky outcrop, the fortress gives a breathtaking view of the Maconnais vineyards and the Rock of Solutre.

7/ Saint-Point Lamartine Lake, peaceful and poetry

The lake of Saint-Point Lamartine is an idyllic place to lounging in the sun by the water. Located just a few kilometers of Cluny, this is the perfect place to refresh with friends or family.

For more information: https://www.destination-saone-et-loire.fr/fr/activite/lac-de-saint-point-lamartine.html

8/ A balloon flight

Take the height and discover the region’s vineyards from the sky. Flights in the Clunisois proposed by the Montgolfière en Charolais office carry you through the air, over the Rock of Solutre and surrounding villages. This famous activity in the region allows you to keep a unique memory of your trip to Davaye.

To prepare your flight, go to www.montgolfieresencharolais.com

9/ The Caves of Aze

Famous place of Saone-et-Loire, the village of Aze is known for its caves. This classified prehistoric site makes you discover the caves sculpted by water flow into the limestone rock. The path takes you along the Underground River. The museum meanwhile has skeletons of cave bears in its collection. After your visit, enjoy the sun and walk the “Sentier des Ours” that will guide you through limestone lawns until a point de vue on the Maconnais.

More informations: http://www.grottes-aze71.fr/

10/ Discover the local gastronomy

The Burgundy region is renowned for its gastronomy and its wines. If you want your experience is complete, take the time to discover our regional dishes and the Burgundy Wines over a table in one of the region restaurants! Michelin-starred restaurants or bistros, there will be for all taste and for all budgets.

A stay in the village of Davaye makes you crave? Our apartment Le Balcon des Deux Roches is available for rent. For more information, go to our webpage A night at the Domaine

7 May 2021