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

Village MÃ © donnais, famous for its prehistoric caves. Its venerable cedar planted in 1821, classified as a historical monument, its laundries, its mills, 19th century halls, its neo-Romanesque church, its castles, and its vineyard houses, make Azé a real tourist attraction. Its shops will be able to accomodate you for your various purchases (bakery, butcher, grocer, bar, florist, restaurant, salon of esthetics, hairdresser, antiques, pharmacy).

Geographical information

Latitude46.4313480 (N 46° 25’ 53”)
Longitude4.7612249 (E 4° 45’ 40”)
AltitudeFrom 220m to 550m
Surface area14.97 km²
Population1069 inhabitants
Density71 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMâcon (17.5 km, 22 min)
Insee code71016
IntercommunalityCA du Mâconnais-Val de Saône

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Gengoux-de-Scissé4 km (6 min)
Saint-Maurice-de-Satonnay4.1 km (6 min)
Igé4.3 km (5 min)
Donzy-le-Pertuis5.5 km (7 min)
Péronne5.5 km (7 min)
Clessé5.9 km (8 min)
Laizé6.1 km (8 min)
Bissy-la-Mâconnaise6.4 km (10 min)
Verzé6.8 km (9 min)
Blanot7.8 km (11 min)
Charbonnières8.7 km (10 min)
Cortambert9 km (12 min)
Cruzille9.2 km (14 min)
Viré9.3 km (11 min)

Things to see and do

The caves of Azé: guided tour of 1h30. Departure every hour in July-August. A theatrical visit to children especially one day a week in addition to the classical visits. All tours must be booked in advance at the counter or by phone.

A municipal swimming pool is open on sunny days (next to the caves).

The cooperative cellar of Azé will welcome you for a tasting in order to choose at best what suits you!

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Spring of Viré-Clessé the 3rd weekend of April (Saturday and Sunday): about thirty producers open their doors as well as cooperative cellars.

Tasting trip in July. Information: Mail:

Craft fair of 3 days the 1st weekend of August.


Tuesday 24 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 18°C
Wednesday 25 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 20°C
Thursday 26 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 23°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Cluny at 12 km, Mâcon at 15 km and Tournus at 24 km. All information about these cities in tourist offices.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Fused glass and Qi Gong studio
Arts and Crafts70 € Mâcon (13.4 km)
Helicopter flight over Bourgogne
Sports sensations74 € to 122 € Charnay-lès-Mâcon (15.5 km)
Vineyard to cellar tour - The secrets of Beaujolais
Local flavours11 € to 37 € Romanèche-Thorins (25 km)
Artistic painting course with the artbucher method
Arts and Crafts35 € Le Rousset-Marizy (28 km)
Paraglider or Paramotor flight
Sports sensations50 € Buxy (32 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Solutré Rock
HikeEasy1h00Solutré-Pouilly (15.3 km)
Towpath along the Saône
HikeEasy5h00Tournus (18.5 km)
From Maizeray to Saint-Martin-du-Tartre
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Tartre (26 km)
Vaux Valley and botanical trail
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu (43 km)
Montaigu Castle and the Hamlet of Touches
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu (43 km)


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