Picturesque small village of the Morvan, in Saone-et-Loire, owes its fame to several factors:
- Its remarkable (alt. 681 m) where alternate strangely shaped granite rocks, the source of many legends; wide panoramas, especially from the viewpoint of the rock of Carnival of the valley of the Arroux and Morvan; quiet ponds, glades full of scents; streams stunt ...
- His history with the medieval castle built around the year one thousand to powerful lords with authority over all the little local baronies and allowing in 1344 the daughter of the King of France, Joan of Navarre, daughter of Louis and Margaret of the 10th Burgundy and some of Sir John Castle Villain who went on a crusade and brought back the relics of St. Sebastian and St. Roch, which led to their veneration moultes pilgrims seeking their divine protection against epidemics in the 16th and 17th centuries which was erected a curious oratory granite of the time.
- Its multitude of twisted and stacked granite chaos, now stable, now "crumbling" or elongated. Uchon is with Ploumanac'h Sidobre and one of three geologic anomalies of the old French Hercynian.
All these factors make Uchon "Pearl of the Morvan".