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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Charnay-lès-Mâcon
Insee code71105
AltitudeFrom 179 to 310 meters
Surface12.56 km²
Population7188 inhabitants
Density572 inhabitants/km²


National labelMâcon at 3.6 km (8 min)
Chief townMâcon (at 3.8 km, 8 min)Chevagny-les-Chevrières at 4.3 km (6 min)
DepartmentSaône-et-LoireSaint-Laurent-sur-Saône at 4.6 km (10 min)
RegionBurgundySearch another town


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Gateway to the bustling hub leading to rock Solutré and Vergisson Charnay-lès-Mâcon now has about 7000 inhabitants. Marked by the diversity and richness of its landscapes, the city is worth a look between sports, leisure, heritage and lifestyle.

For nature lovers, the greenway offers several hiking routes and walks. An orientation table overlooking the vineyards and landscapes of the valley Lamartian allows the discovery of the region.

For lovers of heritage, wash houses, Romanesque church or ancient hamlets to discover step by step ... not to mention the field Champgrenon where you can visit an icebox of the 19th century and an old oil mill restaurée.

Gastronomy: During your stay you can taste the wines and enjoy the wines of the Mâconnais. Also try local products, to find in restaurants and on the market. To delight your taste buds!

A tradition of wine: The wine has a special place in the Mâconnais and Charnay are planted 124 hectares, all classified in AOC. The town is renowned for its production of wines with a "Macon", "Macon-Villages", "Macon-Charnay," "Burgundy Red" and the Crémant de Bourgogne. Fifteen growers, traders, a wine cellar, two laboratories oenological testify to his reputation wine that began, according to legend, 1660, when Claude Brosse, made known its wines to Louis the 14th!


  • Sainte-Madeleine Church:
  • 10th century Romanesque church dedicated to St. Peter, is the 16th century that the building is named after St. Mary Magdalene Church. It will increase at the beginning of the 17th century, two side chapels.
  • A look inside the church: Virgin and Child, 17th century - Marquees Ionic and Corinthian columns supporting the Romanesque altar (re) - Tomb of Claude Brosse - Organ directed by Didier factor Chanon, in 1975.
  • Outside of the church: Tomb of the family of Rambuteau (nineteenth century).
  • Location: Place of the village.
  • Tel. : +33 3 85 38 00 02.
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 12pm and 14pm to 18pm. Sunday from 9.30am to 12am and from 15h to 18h.
  • Domain Champgrenon:
  • Busy in the 16th century, the area became a prominent property in the early 19th century. It radiates through the personality of its owner, Count de Rambuteau (1781-1869), then chamberlain of Napoleon and the first prefect of the Seine. Facilities and buildings, now restored, testify to that story.
  • What to see: Gate of sunset (seventeenth century) - Pavilion entrance (seventeenth century) - Orangerie (nineteenth century) - Cooler (nineteenth century) - Farm buildings housing a restored oil mill (nineteenth century).
  • Main Entrance area: Path of the two fountains.
  • Parking grassed: 500 seats.
  • Control historic site.
  • Purchased by the city in 1996, the area is a landscaped park with an area of ​​17 hectares in the heart of Charnay. Between vineyards, ruins and restored heritage, the site is open to the public throughout the year (visit).
  • In the summer, it is the place of entertainment and cultural events. Learn about programming!
  • Former oil mill restored:
  • The oil mill operated from 1860 to 1974 in the shopping street of the Cut. Subject of extensive restoration, it reopened to the public since July 2008 to Champgrenon field. Mechanisms are put together exactly. Interpretive signs, a documentary film and a scenic design accompany this new space tourism and heritage.
  • Group Tours and individuals, on request and for reservations call +33 3 85 33 66 76 (opening summer: please inquire).
  • Control historic site.
  • Lavatories: Charnay has abundant water resources. In the 19th century the city was provided with a wash house with "neighborhood" or hamlet, to count in 14 in 1883! Today, the most beautiful of them have been restored and retain their charm. We invite you to stroll through these places soothing ...
  • Lavoir of Proux: By its remarkable composition, it is one of the most beautiful of Saone-et-Loire. Access: Trail Proux. Panel on the historic site.
  • Lavoir of Voisinet: Access: Path Voisinet. Panel on the historic site.
  • Lavoir of Lévigny: Directions: Place Lévigny. Panel on the historic site.
  • Lavoir fountain Mathoud: Access: Path of the two fountains. Panel on the historic site.
  • Contemporary Art: Charnay opens to contemporary sculpture. In the heart of town, you will have the opportunity to enjoy two monumental works of Oscar Wiggli and Maxime Descombin, internationally renowned artists. Corten steel, these sculptures are installed on the roundabout at the junction and the position of the rock.
  • Walks and hikes: On foot, on horseback, not the donkey or by bike, Charnay is the starting point of many hiking routes and offers beautiful views of the panoramas of the valley Lamartine.
  • Green Lane:
  • On foot, by bike or on rollerblades ... Green Lane along the former railway track. Its tar coating makes practicable by all. His itinerary is secure and protected from traffic.
  • From the old station Charnay (now turned into tourist office and exhibition space), the path winds through the valley Lamartine, dominated by rocks and Solutré Vergisson. Through the vineyards and villages of the Mâconnais, she reveals diverse landscapes and gives the possibility to use the tunnel of light wood.
  • Departure: Former station, tourist office Charnay.
  • Nature Trail: From 2001.13 educational signs made by the city with the assistance of the National Forest Authority charnaysien line the stretch of the Greenway. They propose an interpretation of the landscape, wildlife and flora.
  • Cycling loops:
  • Loop 14 "detour around the tunnel of light wood", 9.5 km.
  • Loop 15 "Lamartine the valley: landscape jewel", 21.5 km.
  • Loop 16 "Lamartine the valley: Source of inspiration", 16.5 km.
  • Departure: Tourist Office Charnay (greenway) - 277 Davayé road.
  • Documentation available at the Tourist Office.
  • River landscape and heritage:
  • Combining nature and discover the old wash houses, castles and churches. This is what it offers hiking distance of 7 km marked by a viewpoint and by signs explaining historical heritage.
  • Departure: Tourist Office, Green Lane.
  • Duration: 2:30 to 3 / Level: Easy.
  • Documentation available at the Tourist Office.
  • Viewpoint: In an exceptional, it reveals a breathtaking view of the slopes of Lamartine valley and the mountains of Lyonnais and Cluny. Different readings are available: Visualization of the cultures of the Mâconnais wines, geological section, explanatory text, to better understand and appreciate the composition of the territory.
  • Garden of the cure of the village.
  • Horseback riding.
  • Features:
  • Tourist Office: 2727 Highway Davayé - Charnay-lès-Mâcon 71850 - Tel. : +33 3 85 21 07 14 - Email:
  • Information and entertainment outlets: Cultural Service: Tel. : +33 3 85 34 66 76 - Email:
Detailed information
TransportAirport of Mâcon - Charnay
Information pointsTourist Office of Charnay-lès-Mâcon
MonumentsCastle of Condemine,   Castle of Saint-Léger,   Castle of Verneuil
Performance hallsLa Verchère


  • In February: "Read more ..." the first weekend. Each year a theme is an opportunity to readings, discussions and meetings with authors ...
  • In March: Wine Fair the second weekend.
  • From May to September: "The appointments of summer". Outdoor cinema, concerts, shows, events around the heritage and local air theater at the field Champgrenon.
  • July: Running race "between bells and whistles" on the second weekend.
  • Rich and varied cultural programming throughout the year.


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Helicopter flight over BourgogneSports sensationsFrom 69 € to 138 €Charnay-lès-Mâcon

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Domain ChampgrenonDomain Champgrenon
Mill, Domaine de ChampgrenonMill, Domaine de Champgrenon
Romanesque church Sainte-MadeleineRomanesque church Sainte-Madeleine
Green LaneGreen Lane


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French cuisine restaurantLe Moulin du Gastronome  
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French cuisine restaurantLa Couronne  
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Located 2.7 km from Charnay-lès-Mâcon27 € per person 

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House with 1 bedroomLes trémières    
House of 1860 stone roses located 10 minutes from the A6 motorway exit (South Macon No. 29) and the tgv station. Along the greenway (50 m), traversed by a small stream, a quiet and...
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House with 2 bedroomsFleur de Vignes    
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Located 4.4 km from Charnay-lès-Mâcon58 € the double room 

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House for 6 personsLa Vigneraie  
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At the heart of the Beaujolais vineyards, the hotel offers a warm welcome in our house, designed to provide every comfort. It offers 70sqm with great benefits. For a short stay ( we)...
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Apartment for 4 personsGite lamartine  
18th apartment, 98 m² duplex, quiet and clear, in the heart of historic town, all shops, restaurants... Cluny Abbey 200 m, museum, stables, golf and horse show Cluny ste Cecilia School...
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