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

In the department of Saône-et-Loire in Burgundy, Crêches-sur-Saône is a peaceful and cozy village situated along the Saône river, about 10 km from Macon.

Occupied since ancient times, the town was mentioned in the tenth century in the ancient charters as the "Cropium" referring to the Roman nobleman Cropus who had erected there a farm.

His ideal surroundings in Macon vineyards and the Beaujolais make it a must on the wine route Mâconnais-Beaujolais, including the castles of the Mâconnais and Beaujolais wine cellars.

natural destination par excellence, Crêches-sur-Saône offers varied activities such as mountain biking, hiking, swimming on the water or the water ski lift.

Also discover the cultural and architectural heritage of the village, such as the Romanesque church of the tenth century, the famous castle of Estours or Thoiriat Castle and the Saint-Roch chapel.

The village also has a small municipal property consists of a bread oven, crosses and wells.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude46.2460750 (N 46° 14’ 46”)
Longitude4.7863670 (E 4° 47’ 11”)
AltitudeFrom 169m to 230m
Surface area9.33 km²
Population3061 inhabitants
Density328 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMâcon (5.8 mi, 17 min)
Insee code71150
IntercommunalityCA Mâconnais Beaujolais Agglomération

Nearest cities & towns

Chânes1.9 mi (7 min)
Varennes-lès-Mâcon2.1 mi (5 min)
Chaintré2.1 mi (8 min)
Cormoranche-sur-Saône2.4 mi (7 min)
Vinzelles2.5 mi (6 min)
Saint-Amour-Bellevue2.8 mi (9 min)
Loché2.8 mi (7 min)
Saint-Vérand3.4 mi (9 min)
La Chapelle-de-Guinchay3.8 mi (8 min)
Leynes3.8 mi (10 min)
Saint-Symphorien-d'Ancelles4 mi (9 min)
Grièges4 mi (10 min)
Bey4.3 mi (12 min)
Juliénas4.3 mi (11 min)
Chasselas4.9 mi (13 min)

Things to see and do

Crêches-sur-Saône is an attractive town located between vineyards and meadows, near the towns of wine Chânes and Chaintré. It belongs to the Community of Municipalities of the Mâconnais-Beaujolais, territory rich in natural and historical heritage.

The village is full of things to do and sights to see, to delight all nature lovers as lovers of history and culture.

Among the attractions include the Saint-Jacques church of the tenth century. The Romanesque building has three naves and has a pyramidal roof clunisienne bill. The church has grown from two chapels during the fifteenth and eighteenth century and was restored in the nineteenth century.

Castle Estours is also an important monument of the town, listed in the inventory of Historical Monuments. He belonged to numerous owners over the centuries and is still inhabited today. This medieval castle of the fourteenth century was an outpost of the Dukes of Burgundy. He witnessed many rivalries.

The Saint-Roch Chapel is a building to discover during your stay in Crêches-sur-Saône. Located in a hamlet named "Dracé the Ollières", it was built in 1680 by Claude Janin, Lord Thoiriat.

Admire the village and its surroundings with family and friends during a mountain bike ride. Five tours from Crêches-sur-Saône suited to sports and / or families can discover the Beaujolais region of fun and friendly way.

The leisure of the Port of Aciat, on the banks of the Saône, allows the practice of different outdoor activities. There is a water level arranged with waterslides and a water spot. You can also go fishing. You can also introduce you to the sport to water ski Mâconnais-Beaujolais Crêches-sur-Saône, such as waterskiing, wakeboard or kneeboard. Enjoy sunbathing at the edge of the water, facing the ski lift and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Beaujolais and Mâconnais while watching the riders and skiers.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

In June, the town organizes Crêches-sur-Saône Crêchoise Rando, a cycling road bike open to all. It consists of 4 3 road circuits and mountain bike trails.

Music is also honored in June with the annual Concert of Harmony and the music festival.

In October, Crêches-sur-Saône celebrates its local festival, the charcuterie. Savour traditional cochonaille on site or take away. Children's meals and refreshment possibility.

In mid-December, the Animation Crêchoise famous Christmas market, with over 30 exhibitors offering local produce, the crafts, decoration items, or gift ideas. Free admission.


The Mayor
The Mayor
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The Saint- Jacques
The Saint- Jacques
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The town
The town
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The town
The town
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The War Memorial
The War Memorial
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The town
The town
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The town
The town
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The town
The town
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The town
The town
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The Saint- Jacques
The Saint- Jacques
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Saint-Jacques church
Saint-Jacques church
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church Saint Jacques
church Saint Jacques
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Tuesday 22 january
Min. -3°C - Max. 4°C
Wednesday 23 january
Min. -1°C - Max. 2°C
Thursday 24 january
Min. -1°C - Max. 3°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Discover horse-drawn carriages by the Saône
Entertainment48 € Cormoranche-sur-Saône (1.9 mi)
Tour and wine tasting at Oenothèque Burrier
Local flavoursFreeFuissé (3.3 mi)
Helicopter flight over Bourgogne
Sports sensations74 € to 122 € Charnay-lès-Mâcon (3.4 mi)
Horse ride in Green Beaujolais
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 200 € Chamelet (23 mi)
Segway ride “Between vines and medieval village”
Nature and the great outdoors37 € to 59 € Val d'Oingt (24 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Solutré Rock
HikeEasy1h00Solutré-Pouilly (4.9 mi)
Ain by Bike : Route n° 17 – Secret Spells and Magic Potions
Cycling itineraryEasy2h30Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne (12.3 mi)
Village visitEasy40 minVaux-en-Beaujolais (16.1 mi)
Hidden Treasures Circuit
Village visitEasy1h00Villefranche-sur-Saône (17.9 mi)
Towpath along the Saône
HikeEasy5h00Tournus (23 mi)


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