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Lournand

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

Lournand - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Saône-et-Loire
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Charming little village of Saone-et-Loire, Lournand takes place a few kilometers from Cluny, which he controlled access to the Middle Ages. It is located about thirty kilometers from Macon, not far from Jalogny, Cormatin or Bray.

Commune long turned towards the viticultural culture, Lournand was heavily affected by phylloxera before reorienting itself on the Charolais breeding. Full of charm, the village attracts by its calm and its proximity with some of the most beautiful sights of the area.

Nature lovers will enjoy a few walks in the area and admire the vernacular heritage.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLournand
Postcode71250
Latitude46.4564590 (N 46° 27’ 23”)
Longitude4.6489839 (E 4° 38’ 56”)
AltitudeFrom 222m to 506m
Surface area11.22 km²
Population336 inhabitants
Density29 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMâcon (17.2 mi, 32 min)
Insee code71264
IntercommunalityCC du Clunisois
DepartmentSaône-et-Loire
TerritoryBurgundy
RegionBurgundy-Franche-Comté

Nearest cities & towns

Cluny3.2 mi (8 min)
Massilly3.5 mi (8 min)
La Vineuse sur Fregande4.5 mi (12 min)
Taizé5.2 mi (11 min)
Jalogny5.4 mi (14 min)
Flagy5.4 mi (13 min)
Château5.5 mi (15 min)
Cortambert6.1 mi (14 min)
Ameugny6.2 mi (13 min)
Salornay-sur-Guye6.4 mi (11 min)
Bray6.5 mi (17 min)
Cormatin7.1 mi (13 min)
Sainte-Cécile7.3 mi (15 min)
Donzy-le-Pertuis7.5 mi (18 min)

Things to see and do

A former medieval castle, the Château de Lourdon, which controlled access to Cluny Abbey, is a private property that can only be visited on an exceptional basis during the European Heritage Days. In ruins, it still presents a part of the foundations of the surrounding wall, a circular tower half destroyed, and a tower whose upper floor emerges from the embankments.

While strolling in the village, you will also be able to discover five 19th century wash houses, medieval watchtowers, an exceptional number of dry stone walls inherited from the agrarian history, as well as cadoles, shelters for farmers, shepherds or winemakers from the past.

Lournand is also on one of the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela.

Places of interest

Monuments

Events and festivities

At the end of July, Lournand welcomes for a few days the festival of the Arts of the Living with troops of international fame.

Photos

The village and its Romanesque bell tower
The village and its Romanesque bell tower
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Castle of Lourdon
Castle of Lourdon
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A tower of the enclosure
A tower of the enclosure
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Saint-Hubert Chapel
Saint-Hubert Chapel
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One of the 5 village washhouses
One of the 5 village washhouses
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On the Way of Saint James
On the Way of Saint James
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St. Lawrence Chapel (14th century)
St. Lawrence Chapel (14th century)
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Medieval watchtower
Medieval watchtower
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Chevagny washhouse
Chevagny washhouse
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A cadol
A cadol
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Rural building tour (7 km)
Rural building tour (7 km)
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From the Middle Ages to the 19th century... Many legacies of the past
From the Middle Ages to the 19th century... Many legacies of the past
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Weather

Wednesday 26 april
Min. 6°C - Max. 13°C
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Thursday 27 april
Min. 8°C - Max. 13°C
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Friday 28 april
Min. 6°C - Max. 13°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour and wine tasting at Oenothèque Burrier
Local flavoursFreeFuissé (12.8 mi)
Helicopter flight over Bourgogne
Sports sensations74 € to 122 € Charnay-lès-Mâcon (13.3 mi)
Vintage military vehicle ride in Southern Burgundy
Entertainment120 € to 230 € Saint-Germain-du-Plain (24 mi)
Discovery of Beaujolais in Segway
Entertainment55 € Belleville-en-Beaujolais (24 mi)
Tasting of 5 wines at Château de Chamirey
Local flavours15 € Ménetreuil (26 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Solutré Rock
HikeEasy1h00Solutré-Pouilly (11.5 mi)
From Maizeray to Saint-Martin-du-Tartre
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Tartre (12.9 mi)
Towpath along the Saône
HikeEasy5h00Tournus (14.5 mi)
Vaux Valley and botanical trail
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu (25 mi)
Montaigu Castle and the Hamlet of Touches
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu (25 mi)

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