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

Small village of Saône-et-Loire, in Burgundy, Franche-Comté, Cormatin is located near the city of Macon, or the famous Abbey of Cluny. Famous for its castle, the town also reveals pleasant scenery and tourism turned to nature and outdoor activities.

Long frequented by the famous poet Lamartine, Cormatin today is an important department of tourism site. The architecture and history enthusiasts can there enjoy the great castle of the seventeenth century, which occupies part of the territory of the commune.

climbing sites and other landscaped hiking trails are also accessible on the town, to learn the sport outdoors or admire the natural heritage of this charming town character.

Geographical information

Latitude46.5427230 (N 46° 32’ 34”)
Longitude4.6876600 (E 4° 41’ 16”)
AltitudeFrom 201m to 260m
Surface area9.17 km²
Population577 inhabitants
Density62 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMâcon (22 mi, 38 min)
Insee code71145
IntercommunalityCC Entre Saône et Grosne

Nearest cities & towns

Ameugny1.7 mi (6 min)
Malay2 mi (5 min)
Taizé2.8 mi (6 min)
Chapaize2.9 mi (6 min)
Chissey-lès-Mâcon3 mi (7 min)
Cortevaix3.2 mi (6 min)
Savigny-sur-Grosne3.7 mi (9 min)
Massilly4 mi (7 min)
Bissy-sous-Uxelles4 mi (9 min)
Bonnay4.3 mi (9 min)
Bray4.6 mi (12 min)
Champagny-sous-Uxelles4.7 mi (11 min)
Curtil-sous-Burnand4.9 mi (14 min)
Sercy5 mi (8 min)

Things to see and do

Cormatin The main tourist attraction is its castle, large private restored house built in the early seventeenth century. Classified as an historic monument, especially he reveals in its interior decorations fabulous dating from Louis XIII, comparable to Cheverny. Rich interiors, castle and allows to enjoy the golden recalling the style of the old Marais hotel rooms in Paris, the apartment of the Marquise of Huxelles whose anteroom is the only part of France to have preserved woodwork high on almost all the walls, or the hall of mirrors, a former cabinet of curiosities. Latest, 1900 rooms were built in the late nineteenth century by the then owner, director of the Opera of Monte Carlo. It has an eclectic style inspired by antiquity, the Renaissance, the Gothic style, or Byzantium. Frequent venue of the poet Lamartine, the castle is situated on one of the islands in the river Grosne, enjoying an idyllic setting. Several parts of his twelve-hectare park are also listed as an historic monument. Ordered from building the castle in 1620, the garden reveals its visitors flowerbeds, a boxwood maze or an ancient vegetable garden. Destroyed in the early nineteenth century when filling the moat, it was reproduced in the early 1990s.

Around or inside the village Cormatin several marked hiking trails allow to appreciate the wildlife and local flora during a few rides. A body of water, popular, is also present on the town.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

The Guitar Festival in Comartinois highlights several concerts in July.

In September, the greenway festival offers exhibitions, activities or even naval model demonstrations.


Castle Cormatin
Castle Cormatin
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Saturday 22 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 22°C
Sunday 23 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 22°C
Monday 24 april
Min. 13°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Helicopter flight over Bourgogne
Sports sensations74 € to 122 € Charnay-lès-Mâcon (18 mi)
Tour and wine tasting at Oenothèque Burrier
Local flavoursFreeFuissé (18.2 mi)
Vintage military vehicle ride in Southern Burgundy
Entertainment120 € to 230 € Saint-Germain-du-Plain (18.9 mi)
Tasting of 5 wines at Château de Chamirey
Local flavours15 € Ménetreuil (20 mi)
Tour and tasting at the Château de Meursault
Local flavours21 € Meursault (30 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
From Maizeray to Saint-Martin-du-Tartre
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Tartre (7.7 mi)
Towpath along the Saône
HikeEasy5h00Tournus (10.7 mi)
Solutré Rock
HikeEasy1h00Solutré-Pouilly (17 mi)
Vaux Valley and botanical trail
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu (19 mi)
Montaigu Castle and the Hamlet of Touches
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu (19 mi)


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