Mâcon Prestige à Pied Burgundy
Mâcon Prestige à Pied
Walk through renowned vineyard countryside with built-in wine tasting
Mâcon Prestige à Pied
Prestigious vineyards and imposing châteaux are waiting to be discovered along this moderately easy walk in southern Burgundy. A dégustation de vin each day and accommodation in the most beautiful hotels will ensure an unforgettable experience.
This holiday includes taxi transfers and day trips that can't be shown on the map below. Consequently the outline is an approximation. Please call for more details or to customise your trip.
- Easy walking through prestigious vineyards
- Imposing Chateaux hotel and gourmet dinners
- Daily wine tasting in beautiful chateaux hotels
You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week, except for Sunday and Monday.
Itinerary & Hotels
Arrival at Saint-Jean-d’Ardiéres day 1
A personal greeting and explanation of the walk awaits you on arrival at the 4-star Château de Pizay. Take a stroll around the 75 hectare vineyard or enjoy a moment of relaxation in the spa.
Château de Pizay
The Château de Pizay sits in a 75-hectare forest and an 80-hectare vineyard in the Beaujolais region. Dating back from the 11th century, its 4-star rooms and suites overlook the French-style garden, outdoor, heated swimming pool, vineyard or castle. The Chateau de Pizay is known for its award winning Spa that has an area of 1000m². It features multisensory treatments, hydrotherapy, sauna and Hammam and a variety of massage and wellness treatments.
At Chateau de Pizay, guest accommodation is fitted with flat-screen TVs, free WiFi internet access and air-conditioning.
- Free WiFi
- Flat screen TV
The chateau has a gourmet restaurant that serves seasonal menus based on fresh local market produce. Meals are accompanied by fine wines produced on site or from its bi-centennial wine cellar.
Saint-Jean-d’Ardiéres to Saint-Amour-Bellevue day 2
Transfer to Moulin-à-Vent to start the walk over gentle hills and visit a château with 17th century vaulted caves. Finish with a private wine tasting, surprisingly, in a converted church. Stay at the luxurious Auberge du Paradis in the heart of the village and relax in the spa and pool.
Auberge du Paradis
Auberge du Paradis is located in the famous wine region of Burgundy. Surrounded by French countryside and vineyards this charming hotel features a swimming pool and a spa centre. Guestrooms at Auberge Du Paradis are individually decorated, their furnishings inspired by spices from around the globe. They are spacious and elegant with wooden floors. The outdoor pool is surrounded by sun loungers and flowers. Guests can relax in the hot tub and in the lounge area, which opens onto the terrace.The Auberge is a 20-minute drive from the historical city of Cluny and free bike rental is available to explore the region. Free parking is possible at a nearby location.
- Free WiFi
- Flat screen TVs
- Swimming pool
The restaurant is decorated in an interesting kitchen-style and serves gourmet cuisine and special sampling menus. For breakfast, fresh fruits, jams and pastries are served by the fireplace or in the floral garden.
Saint-Amour-Bellevue to Fuissé day 3
Today’s walk offers beautiful panoramic views of the peaks of the Lyonnais, the Jura and the Alps. The route drops to cross through prestigious vineyards, and a wine tasting session awaits your arrival. Stay two nights at the 16th century La Source des Fées in the heart of the village Fuissé.
La Source des Fées
Everything at Domaine la Source des Fées, takes you away from it all, your tranquillity is assured. The 16th century residence is set in the heart of Fuissé, a Southern Burgundy winemaking village. It is in this green and peaceful setting that the Domaine la Source des Fées team will give you a warm welcome, introduce you to its wines and regional produce and give you invaluable advice about the places to visit in the region. Its five charming guest rooms are beautifully decorated and massages are available in the hotel's relaxation space by a qualified practitioner. There is also a garden with a natural water source running through it to relax in at the end of a long day.
- En suite rooms
- Boutique hotel
- Massages available
The Spectacular Grand Site de Solutré day 4
Discover the célèbre Pouilly Fuissé region and the Grand Site of the Roche de Solutré. Visit the prehistoric cave museum and then enjoy a tasting of five Pouilly Fuissé wines.
Fuissé to Igé day 5
Wander through varied landscapes: gentle hills, protected woodland and prestigious vineyards before enjoying a final wine tasting en route. Finish at the spectacular 13th century, 4-star Château d’Igé, where each room is unique.
In southern Burgundy, a region rich in history, dotted with Romanesque chapels, the four-star Château d’Igé is there to welcome you. The 13th-century feudal château, built under the reign of King Saint Louis, is surrounded by tranquil gardens with thriving vegetation. For a gastronomic outing or a prolonged visit, you will rediscover the charm, both mysterious and familiar, of the Middle Ages. Meals are served in fine weather on the terrace shaded by centuries-old trees, or in one of three dining rooms with French-style ceilings and wood fires.
- 9 rooms and 7 suites, all comfortable and tastefully decorated
- Gastronomic restaurant with three dining rooms, conservatory and terrace
- Seasonal produce from our kitchen garden and orchards
- Free WiFi in the winter garden
- Private parking
- Bicycle rental
- Babysitting on reservation
- Massage on reservation
The restaurant can accommodate 45 diners in its three dining rooms. According to your mood, discover the medieval atmosphere of the dining room with the fireplace and the adjoining turret, the soothing ambience of the gold room or the intimacy of the red room. In fine weather, meals can be served on a waterside terrace shaded by centuries-old trees.
Heading the kitchens of the Château since 2002, our chef Olivier Pons offers local and traditional cuisine using exceptional produce chosen with great care. Come and discover the incomparable savours of Charolais beef, Burgundy snails, Monsieur Bernard’s pigeon and the Maison Michel’s Bresse poultry. To ensure the quality of his menu, Olivier Pons has made a selection of organically farmed products: olive oil, argan oil, agave syrup, quinoa, ewe’s milk yoghurt, as well as the produce of our kitchen gardens and orchards.
Poached Bresse chicken supreme with foie gras, risotto with black mushrooms
Baked green asparagus with parmesan and poached egg, herb vinegarette
Pan-seared fillet of zander, Chinese artichoke fricassee, parsnip purée with almond oil, creamy reduction of Mâcon-Igé
Fricassee of Burgundy snails, parmesan risotto, chicken stock with herbs
Route & Location
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28th August 2015
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