Tournus

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Tournus
TownTournus
Insee code71543
Postcode71700
Latitude46.5618160
Longitude4.9119529
AltitudeFrom 168 to 353 meters
Surface25.00 km²
Population6190 inhabitants
Density247 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsLacrost at 2.5 km (4 min)
Chief townMâcon (at 36 km, 27 min)Préty at 4.4 km (7 min)
DepartmentSaône-et-LoireLe Villars at 5 km (7 min)
RegionBurgundySearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Located halfway between Dijon and Lyon on RN6, enjoying an interchange on the motorway A6 at 800 m from downtown, Tournus stretches on the banks of the Saône between the plain of Bresse and Mountains Macon. Its gently sloping roofs and tiled Roman herald the South of France.

Tournus former Roman castrum, is known as the 6th century, thanks to a shrine dedicated to St Valerian, martyred in the 2nd century. With the arrival of monks from Noirmoutier carrying with them the relics of their patron saint Philibert, the town became an important religious center from the 9th century. Wonderfully preserved, Abbey dominates the Burgundian city that stretches along the right bank of the Saone. Tournus became a stop for boaters that intersect along the Saône.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Abbaye Saint Philibert:
  • Abbey Church of the eleventh and twelfth centuries (nave, crypt church), medieval mosaics, cloister, abbey buildings (pantry, refectory, chapter house).
  • Free admission all year outside of religious services.
  • Rental multilingual audio guides to the Office of Tourism - Guided tours for groups by appointment.
  • The Hotel-Dieu - Greuze Museum:
  • Created in the 17th century and enlarged in the 18th century, it has undergone an extensive restoration project after its closure in 1982. Having preserved its important heritage is one of the few buildings hopitaliers to have retained all its ancient rooms, furnished with their original furniture. It also houses one of the richest apothecaries still existing to this day. The entire building was declared a historic monument.
  • Within the Hotel Dieu, Tournus pays tribute to the most illustrious of her children, Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805), one of the most famous painters of the Enlightenment. The Greuze Museum invites you to discover the sensitivity of French art of the 18th century through paintings, drawings and prints. The Greuze Museum also presents rare archaeological collections from the Paleolithic to Merovingian times, and many sculptures and paintings from the 15th century to today.
  • Open from April to November, from 10 to 18 - Every day except Monday.
  • Audioguides F / GB / D.
  • Mooring.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Tournus
Information pointsTourist Office of Tournus
Leisure centresMuseum Bourguignon-Perrin de Puycousin,   Museum Greuze - Hôtel-Dieu,   Museum of the Vélo
MonumentsAbbey Saint-Philibert

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Streets and buildings come alive every year at the rate of markets, concerts and exhibitions taking place: Salon des Métiers d'Art, Antiques Fair, Salon des Vins, Tournus in Choir ...


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Hiking trails.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Glider flight over BurgundySports sensationsFrom 80 € to 190 €Martailly-lès-Brancion (9.4 km)

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PHOTOS

Stopover at Tournus (© H. Monnier)Stopover at Tournus (© H. Monnier)
 
Nave of the Abbey Saint-Philibert (© CIER)Nave of the Abbey Saint-Philibert (© CIER)
Hotel-Dieu, female ward (© Hôtel-Dieu)Hotel-Dieu, female ward (© Hôtel-Dieu)
 
Hotel-Dieu, female wardHotel-Dieu, female ward

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WEATHER

Friday 28 November
Day
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Min. 6°C - Max. 11°C
Saturday 29 November
Day
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Min. 4°C - Max. 10°C
Sunday 30 November
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Min. 2°C - Max. 6°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantRestaurant de la Paix  
9.5
Tournus
Welcome to Peace restaurant, located in the town of Tournus in Burgundy! The hotel welcomes you in a setting with elegant notes. You'll love the friendly atmosphere that prevails in...
Located in Tournus27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLes jardins de la saone  
9.5
Tournus
At 5 minutes from the A6 motorway, the railway station, and N6. The property is located along the Saône, in a green and peaceful, with sunshine all day. It consists of: - A party hotel...
Located in TournusFrom 20 € to 35 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantQuartier Gourmand - Le Rempart  
9.1
Tournus
The gourmet restaurant du Rempart is located in Tournus, Gambetta Avenue, invites you to discover an elegant and comfortable setting, a cuisine in the purest French tradition. Excellent,...
Located in Tournus55 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Mas with 5 bedroomsLe Meix des Fort    
9.2
Lacrost
This old farm restored in a prety guest house built in a vast park of 1 hectare and closed with separate pavilion offers views of Tournus Abbey. Near a busy road. 2 double rooms and...
Located 1.4 km from TournusFrom 70 € to 75 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsClos de la natouze    
9.9
Boyer
In a fenced 7000m² following 52m² ground floor with 1 bedroom TV 1 double bed 1 single bed 1 double TV lounge dining area fully equipped 1 sofa for 2 persons very comfortable equipment...
Located 3.7 km from Tournus65 € the double room 
Farm with 4 bedroomsLe Taillet chambres d'hôtes  
Simandre
Peace and quiet only 5 minutes from the A6 motorway exit 27. This old farmhouse in a hamlet 2 km from the Saône. At your disposal 4 bedrooms, a large garden, a large yard to park the...
Located 5.5 km from TournusFrom 63 € to 79 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 5 personsGite 4 pers. Le pigeonnier  
8.4
Étrigny
The cottage is situated in a hamlet of a small village between Chalon and Macon, detached house situated close to the owners, located in a former vineyard house. Living TV, equipped...
Located 8.8 km from TournusFrom 185 € to 385 € per week 
House for 16 personsGîtes 2 à 16 personnes en bords de Saône   NEW
Gigny-sur-Saône
Holiday 2 to 16 people in the countryside and the Saône with miles of towpaths. On site you will find indoor and outdoor games, bicycles, garden, covered terrace, loungers and barbecue....
Located 10.3 km from TournusFrom 800 € to 1000 € per week 
House for 5 personsLa champlutèse  
9.6
Étrigny
Sector: tournus - cluny - taize - cormatin - chalon sur Saone - Saint Gengoux the national - buxy. Located in a quiet hamlet, pretty charming house in a typical village, with stone...
Located 10.5 km from TournusFrom 300 € to 400 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
80 places over 2 haCamping du gue    
9.6
Savigny-sur-Grosne
Camping calm and green, crossed by a river: swimming, fishing, relaxing... At the heart of southern Burgundy and Roman Art.
Located 19.4 km from TournusFrom 10.50 € to 13 € per day 

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HOTELS

Le Rempart - Hotel in TournusLe Rempart     
8.2
Tournus
Between Saone River and St Philibert Abbey, Le Rempart is a former 15th century guard house, now completely renovated hotel. It is located 5 minutes from the crossroads of the motorways....
Located in TournusRoom from 107 €
Hôtel De Greuze - Hotel in TournusHôtel De Greuze     
8.7
Tournus
The Hôtel De Greuze welcomes you in a calm and peaceful setting, at the foot of the 10th-century Abbaye Saint Philibert. It offers elegant rooms decorated in varying antique styles....
Located in TournusRoom from 115 €
Hôtel Le Kolibri - Hotel in TournusHôtel Le Kolibri    
8.5
Tournus
Situated just outside the centre of Tournus, the Hôtel le Kolibri welcomes you in a lovely green setting. The hotel is equipped with 30 spacious and soundproofed rooms. All rooms at...
Located in TournusRoom from 71 €

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Saint Georges Hotel
This hotel is ideally located in the heart of Chalon sur Saone, opposite the Station Square, and has a 200 m² spa with sauna and hammam. This 19th-century...
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