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

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

Matour, nicknamed "Little Switzerland Macon" is a small village situated in the heart of medium green mountains (Mont Saint-Cyr 800 m, the highest peak in South Burgundy, Mont Saint-Rigaud 1012 m, ...) at the southern end of Burgundy, at the crossroads between Charolais, Beaujolais, Mâcon and Cluny.

A quick and easy access to the A6 Paris-Lyon Route Centre Europe Atlantique (RN 79) and Macon Loche TGV station located less than 20 minutes.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude46.3071270 (N 46° 18’ 26”)
Longitude4.4831960 (E 4° 28’ 60”)
AltitudeFrom 328m to 757m
Surface area27.99 km²
Population1089 inhabitants
Density38 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMâcon (22 mi, 36 min)
Insee code71289
IntercommunalityCC Saint Cyr Mère Boitier entre Charolais et Mâconnais

Nearest cities & towns

Trambly3.1 mi (6 min)
Saint-Léger-sous-la-Bussière4.2 mi (11 min)
Aigueperse4.3 mi (8 min)
Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux4.5 mi (11 min)
Saint-Bonnet-des-Bruyères5.2 mi (12 min)
Montmelard6.2 mi (14 min)
Dompierre-les-Ormes6.3 mi (14 min)
Saint-Christophe6.6 mi (18 min)
Montagny-sur-Grosne7 mi (14 min)
Brandon7.3 mi (14 min)
Clermain7.5 mi (13 min)
Gibles7.6 mi (16 min)
Germolles-sur-Grosne8.3 mi (14 min)
Saint-Racho8.3 mi (17 min)
Saint-Igny-de-Vers8.3 mi (16 min)

Things to see and do

To visit: the Heritage House, exhibition center and interactive fun with the diversity of local heritage. Information +33 3 85 59 78 84 - Email:

Hiking is queen with 6 circuits well maintained (70 km signposted) which range from 380 m to 770 m. Circuits carriage rides, mountain bike for sportsmen ...

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Festival "Pepete Light" in May.

Spring Fair in May.

Music Festival June 21

Day buns and backpacking in June.

Car rally in July.

Candlelight market in July.

Flea market in August.

Fireworks and dance Aug. 14.

Campus Jazz Festival in August.

Night walk in August.

Foot race "Stride matourine" in September.

Christmas market in December.

Illuminations of the town on 8 December.


View Matour
View Matour
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Municipal Pool
Municipal Pool
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Matour sky view
Matour sky view
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Water Plan
Water Plan
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House of assets
House of assets
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Sunday 18 november
Min. -1°C - Max. 8°C
Monday 19 november
Min. -1°C - Max. 4°C
Tuesday 20 november
Min. -1°C - Max. 5°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Matour is surrounded by many prestigious sites: natural sites like Solutré Azé or caves, but also important castles such as Cormatin of Dree and Brancion.

A strong religious heritage with the Abbey of Cluny, the site of Paray-le-Monial, the circuit of Romanesque churches of Brionnais and Cluny.

The vineyards of southern Burgundy, Beaujolais, Macon and Cote Chalonnaise.

Important tourist sites are nearby as the gallery of European forests and timber, the Hameau du Vin and the town of Cluny.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour and wine tasting at Oenothèque Burrier
Local flavoursFreeFuissé (12.4 mi)
Visit the House of the Charolais
Culture and education350 € to 750 € Charolles (12.7 mi)
Helicopter flight over Bourgogne
Sports sensations74 € to 122 € Charnay-lès-Mâcon (15.1 mi)
Discover horse-drawn carriages by the Saône
Entertainment48 € Cormoranche-sur-Saône (17 mi)
Artistic painting course with the artbucher method
Arts and Crafts35 € Le Rousset-Marizy (18.3 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Solutré Rock
HikeEasy1h00Solutré-Pouilly (11.1 mi)
Village visitEasy40 minVaux-en-Beaujolais (18.1 mi)
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marcigny (21 mi)
From Maizeray to Saint-Martin-du-Tartre
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Tartre (24 mi)
Hidden Treasures Circuit
Village visitEasy1h00Villefranche-sur-Saône (25 mi)


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