Canal boat rental Saone et Loire, from Mâcon

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Departure from Mâcon

The idyllic river Seille leads through a landscape of ponds and pastures to Louhans. The village is classed "the prettiest detour in France" and "outstanding site for taste" for its famous Bresse poultry. The arcades and façades from 15th and 16th century are well Worth seeing.

Direction South the lovely Saône flows to the Rhône and passes Tournus with its splendid Romanic abbey. Many excellent wines flourish in the hilly landscape of Mâconnais and Beaujolais, woch follows on the cruise. They are worthy companions to the numerous culinary specialities for which this region is renowned since the Middle Ages.

Take some time to stroll through the animated cities of Mâcon and Villefranche. The detour on a short canal to Pont de Vaux is also recommendable: A touristic gem with medieval lam frame houses of the Pierres-Dorées-area. The cruise continues on the gentle loops of the Saône until Lyon. The hills of Fourvière and Croix-Rousse on the picturesque island Barbre create a marvellous entry port.

Afterwards the old town on Lyon, UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracts with colourful renaissance façades, the tight passages between the buildings called "Traboules" and of course the typical cosy restaurants, called "Bouchon".
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Bases of departure on Macon, SAONE-ET-LOIRE