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

Charming village Saône-et-Loire in Burgundy-Franche-Comté, Gigny-sur-Saône is located near Sennecey-le-Grand, about forty kilometers from Mâcon and its vineyards. It takes place on the right bank of the Saone, not far from Chalon-sur-Saone.

Gigny-sur-Saône has always been, over the centuries, turned towards navigation and fluvial trade. An ancient port in the Gallo-Roman period, the village continues to develop during the Middle Ages, particularly with the construction of its chapel. Relaying water coaches until the creation of major roads, it is now oriented to river tourism, especially since the development of its boating.

The small town also has a modest historical heritage that bears witness to the glorious past of Gigny-sur-Saône.

Geographical information

Latitude46.6618880 (N 46° 39’ 43”)
Longitude4.9452440 (E 4° 56’ 43”)
AltitudeFrom 167m to 183m
Surface area14.36 km²
Population560 inhabitants
Density38 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMâcon (30 mi, 42 min)
Insee code71219
IntercommunalityCC Entre Saône et Grosne

Nearest cities & towns

Marnay3.2 mi (9 min)
Sennecey-le-Grand4.7 mi (11 min)
Saint-Germain-du-Plain4.8 mi (10 min)
Baudrières5 mi (12 min)
Ouroux-sur-Saône5.4 mi (10 min)
Laives5.8 mi (13 min)
Beaumont-sur-Grosne5.8 mi (13 min)
Varennes-le-Grand6.4 mi (15 min)
Saint-Cyr6.5 mi (13 min)
Simandre7.3 mi (13 min)
Montceaux-Ragny7.4 mi (17 min)
Saint-Vincent-en-Bresse7.5 mi (16 min)
Saint-Étienne-en-Bresse7.6 mi (15 min)
Jugy7.6 mi (16 min)

Things to see and do

While strolling in the commune, you will be able to admire the church of the hamlet of Epervière of neoroman style and built in the course of the XIXth century, or the castle of Gigny today occupied by an EHPAD. Château de l'Épervière is not lacking in interest. Private property not open to the public, it has been listed as an historic monument.

But Gigny-sur-Saône is especially appreciated for its fluvial activity, in particular thanks to its nautical stop allowing the boats going up the Saone to take a break to appreciate the surroundings.

Marked hiking trails are also present to appreciate the town and its landscapes.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

Saint-Pancrace, the local festival, is held every year in May.

On the banks of the Saone, but also on the stadium, the town offers in mid-July a lively country party. For the occasion, a hike of Rivière en Forêt is also proposed for the preservation of the church of l'Épervière.


The port on the Saône
The port on the Saône
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Sunday 9 december
Min. 8°C - Max. 10°C
Monday 10 december
Min. 5°C - Max. 8°C
Tuesday 11 december
Min. 2°C - Max. 7°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Vintage military vehicle ride in Southern Burgundy
Entertainment120 € to 230 € Saint-Germain-du-Plain (4.5 mi)
Tour and tasting at the Château de Meursault
Local flavours21 € Meursault (23 mi)
Artistic painting course with the artbucher method
Arts and Crafts35 € Le Rousset-Marizy (24 mi)
4x4 tour of the Burgundy vineyards
Local flavours60 € to 140 € Beaune (25 mi)
Cellar tour and tasting of fine Burgundy wines
Local flavoursFreeBeaune (25 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Towpath along the Saône
HikeEasy5h00Tournus (7.1 mi)
Vaux Valley and botanical trail
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu (15.3 mi)
Montaigu Castle and the Hamlet of Touches
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu (15.3 mi)
From Maizeray to Saint-Martin-du-Tartre
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Tartre (15.9 mi)
Solutré Rock
HikeEasy1h00Solutré-Pouilly (27 mi)


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