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The Saône

vineyards and Romanesque art

Often referred to as one of the most beautiful rivers in France, this majestic and ancient natural border of Burgundy is endowed with a very serene atmosphere. Skirting the charming towns of Saint-Jean-de-Losne, Auxonne and Verdun-sur-le-Doubs, it lingers a while in Chalon-sur-Saône, the cradle of photography, showcased at the Musée Niepce, and then moves on to Tournus, focal point of Romanesque art with its St-Philibert abbey and capital of Burgundian gastronomy. From there, you can choose to travel upwards along its tributary, the Seille, or head southwards in the direction of the Mâconnais in order to visit the Romanesque churches, vineyards bursting with character and the Roche de Solutré. Cluny is also nearby…