The Saône-et-Loire is a delight for fishermen and boaters with its many waterways landscapes, forests, groves, vineyards and mountains. It is also a joy for cycling and walking enthusiasts with the presence of the Voie Verte and the Morvan Regional Natural Park. In addition to these assets, there is a rich built heritage, consisting of splendid Romanesque churches, superb castles, ancient remains and cities of Art and History. In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs in the Saône-et-Loire, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
The Saône-et-Loire department honours cycle tourism with no less than 350 kilometres of greenways. Take the Charnay-les-Mâcon greenway for 74km or the road bike from Digoin to Cronat! The vast Truchère Nature Reserve offers a wide range of very diversified and original landscapes: from sand dunes to peat bogs and the "étang Fouget". While in Saône-et-Loire, the 2 caves of Azé (including its bear room and museum) and the caves of Blanot (its bats and secondary cavities) are to be visited. There are also many gardens that offer beautiful walks, such as the Arboretum Domanial in Pézanin or the rose garden in the villages of France.
The Saône-et-Loire is also a department of culture, strewn with nearly 189 castles! The medieval castle of Couches (still called the castle of Marguerite de Bourgogne), the castle of Berzé- le-Châtel which protects the abbey of Cluny or the castle of Cormatin and its gardens are worth seeing. The Abbey of Cluny is undoubtedly an essential place: indeed, this abbey represents the largest western monastic order of the medieval period. The beautiful medieval village of Semur en Brionnais in France has the oldest castle in Burgundy. Lovers of old stones will love the visit. As the capital of Saône-et-Loire, Chalon-sur-Saône remains pleasant to visit, particularly its Place St Vincent and its beautiful half-timbered houses.
Finally, Autun remains a must for all visitors to the Saône-et-Loire. When you visit Autun, you will pass through thousands of years of history. Its fifty or so monuments listed in the inventory of historical monuments are particularly interesting and diversified, to mention only the Porte d'Arroux, the Ursulines tower, the Janus temple, the Couhard stone, the St Lazarre cathedral and the Roman theatre.
You'll be able to choose when to go to the area of the Saône-et-Loire department depending on whether or not you like warm or cold weather. We advise you not to choose the summer period if you want to cross paths with less tourists. However the warmer temperatures are between the months of May and August!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!