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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Saône-et-Loire

Tournus - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Saône-et-Loire

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.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude46.5618160 (N 46° 33’ 43”)
Longitude4.9119529 (E 4° 54’ 43”)
AltitudeFrom 168m to 353m
Surface area25.00 km²
Population6228 inhabitants
Density249 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMâcon (36 km, 27 min)
Insee code71543
IntercommunalityCC du Tournugeois

Nearest cities & towns

Lacrost2.5 km (4 min)
Préty4.4 km (7 min)
Le Villars5 km (7 min)
Vers5.4 km (11 min)
L'Abergement-de-Cuisery5.4 km (8 min)
Plottes6.5 km (9 min)
Mancey6.6 km (10 min)
Boyer7.2 km (9 min)
Ozenay7.2 km (9 min)
La Truchère7.7 km (12 min)
Cuisery7.8 km (9 min)
Chardonnay8.3 km (11 min)
Farges-lès-Mâcon8.4 km (10 min)
Royer8.8 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

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 ...


Stopover at Tournus (© H. Monnier)
Stopover at Tournus (© H. Monnier)
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Nave of the Abbey Saint-Philibert (© CIER)
Nave of the Abbey Saint-Philibert (© CIER)
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Hotel-Dieu, female ward (© Hôtel-Dieu)
Hotel-Dieu, female ward (© Hôtel-Dieu)
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Hotel-Dieu, female ward
Hotel-Dieu, female ward
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Hiking trails.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Helicopter flight over Bourgogne
Sports sensations69 € to 138 € Charnay-lès-Mâcon (31 km)
Tour and tasting at a wine estate
Local flavoursFreeFuissé (34 km)
Wine-tasting at the Château de Couches
Local flavours4 € Couches (43 km)
Tour of the Château de Couches
Culture and education12 € Couches (43 km)
Visit a watercolour studio and gallery
Arts and CraftsFreeCorcelles-les-Arts (45 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Towpath along the Saône
From Maizeray to Saint-Martin-du-Tartre
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Tartre (25 km)
Vaux Valley and botanical trail
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu (32 km)
Montaigu Castle and the Hamlet of Touches
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu (32 km)
Solutré Rock
HikeEasy1h00Solutré-Pouilly (33 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals