Saône-et-Loire is the seventh largest department of France. It is part of the region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. In the west, the department is composed of the hills of the Autunois, the region around Autun, in the southwest the Charollais, and the Mâconnais in the south.



Vineyards of Clessé

Small village known for it’s wine, Vineyards of Clessé are part of the appellation d'origine contrôlée Viré-Clessé, which is used for white wines from Chardonnay grapes.

Less than 2 km away from the Chateau de LaSalle grounds, take a nice walk through the vineyards to go wine tasting.

The Caves of Azé

Located 9 km away from the property, would take a short 13 minutes drive or a 2 hour walk.

  • Open every day July 1 – September 1

  • Guided tours last 90 minutes and start at 10:30 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm and 5:30 pm.

Reservations are required to visit the Grottes d'Azé.



Mâcon ville

Originaly an oppidum settlement dating back to the first century BC. Occupied by Celts from the Aedui, Known then under the name of Matisco. The Mâcon Treasure, was discovered in the town in 1764, the remains of which are in the British Museum.

Now a town with French style restaurants, cafes and shops. Specialty beyond wine, being the gateaux Mâconnais.

Located 14 km away from Chateau de LaSalle, ca. 15 minutes drive.

Cluny Abbey

Is a former Benedictine monastery in ClunySaône-et-Loire, France. It was dedicated to St Peter. The abbey was constructed in the Romanesque architectural style, with three churches built in succession from the 4th to the early 12th centuries. The earliest basilica was the world's largest church until the St. Peter's Basilica construction began in Rome.

Located 21 km away from Chateau de LaSalle, ca. 25 minutes drive.



Roche de solutré

The Roche de Solutré is above all a remarkable viewing point. The Mâcon vineyards in the foreground, the Saône valley, the Alps and Mont Blanc on a clear day… A veritable feast for the eyes. The climb offers amazing effects of perspective, as the Roche de Vergisson, (the Roche de Solutré's little sister), seems to move throughout the ascent. The 45 minute walk, starting in the village of Solutré-Puilly, is quite demanding, so remember to wear walking shoes.

Located 21 km away from Chateau de LaSalle, ca. 25 minutes drive.


A former Roman castrum, is known as the 6th century, thanks to a shrine dedicated to St Valerian, martyred in the 2nd century. With the arrival of monks from Noirmoutier carrying with them the relics of their patron saint Philibert, the town became an important religious center from the 9th century. Wonderfully preserved, Abbey dominates the Burgundian city that stretches along the right bank of the Saone. Tournus became a stop for boaters that intersect along the Saône.

Located 24 km away from Chateau de LaSalle, ca. 30 minutes drive.



Brancion castle

Brancion castle is a nice example of the military architecture of the Middle Ages. Situated within the walls of the village, this feudal building, founded in the XII century, is one of the largest fortresses in South Burgundy. Scale the donjon’s stairs and from up there, enjoy the exceptional view of the village and the valley, the church and the market halls. Fancy dress visits and treasure hunts for children.

Located 20 km away from Chateau de LaSalle, ca. 25 minutes drive.