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Azé, a privileged address
Le Camping caves is located in the town of Azé in Saône-et-Loire.
An attractive town
Aze has a tourist attraction for its cedar planted in 1821, but also for its washhouses, its mills, its halls of the XIXth century, its neo-Romanesque church, its castles, and its winegrowers' houses. The shops will be able to welcome you for your various purchases (bakery, butcher, grocery store, bar, florist, restaurant, beauty salon, hairdresser, antiques, pharmacy). The cooperative cellar of Azé will also welcome you for a tasting if you want to know the local wines.
The Azé caves
Azé is renowned above all for its famous prehistoric caves. The Azé caves have no less than seven cavities, two of which are accessible to the public. For the visit of the two caves, it is necessary to count approximately 1h30 of walk. So don't wait to live a unique experience!
- The prehistoric cave has been inhabited for 300 years by men, but also by large quaternary beasts, bears and cave lions.
- The underground river offers navigation over more than 400 meters.
More than a stopover, a stay is essential for visit Cluny. This city invites you to stroll. Take the time to stroll through the alleys to admire its beautiful facades and charming alleys. Smell the smell of coffee from the roastery, awaken your taste buds in front of the chocolate factory and savor the pastries from the bakeries. Arrived at the market square on Saturday morning, go to the main door and enter the Abbey. The Cloister is absolutely magnificent. Book a guided tour so you don't miss any of its history. In summer, don't miss either Lournand Festival. This theater festival immerses the village in a joyful and entertaining atmosphere. Then visit the famous thousand-year-old abbey.
Sainte-Cécile la Valouze
5 kilometers south of Cluny, discover Sainte-Cécile la Valouze. If you are a walker, you can get there by a portion of the road to Saint Jacques de Compostela on the GR 76. Arrived in the village, push the door of the church and head towards the bedside. Naive frescoes are erected there, evoking scenes of peasant and village life, against a backdrop of biblical references.
Another curiosity 6 kilometers south of Cluny, the charming village of Mazille. Classified as a Clunisian site, its history is intimately linked to the founding of the great abbey from the XNUMXthth century. It is a symbol of Clunisian power which made it a deanery, most of whose buildings remain to this day. In the fourteenthth century, Mazille was the cereal granary of Cluny. In the valley you can admire the parish church of Saint-Blaise, built in the twelfthth century. It is a jewel of Romanesque art. The monastery of Carmel, located at the top of a nearby hill, was for its part built in the early 1970s by a disciple of Le Corbusier. About twenty sisters animate this place frequented by many visitors, in search of silence and peace.
- Loop of the Romanesque churches (Buckle 10), 16km
- Loop of the Romanesque churches (Loop 10 bis), 35,9km
- From Cluny to Cormatin (Buckle 12), 30,9km
- From Cluny to Cormatin (Loop 12bis), 33,5km
- Route around the Bois Clair tunnel: direction Berzé-le-Châtel – Cluny (Loop 14a ), 4,2km
- Route around the Bois Clair tunnel: direction Cluny – Berzé-le-Châtel (Loop 14b ), 4,2km
706 signposted circuits await you to discover the variety of landscapes in the region. Bocages, plains, hillsides, vineyards, forests, woods, ponds and lakes offer breathtaking panoramas. Browse the landscapes at your own pace, discover the heritage... Visit the cultural and historical sites... And finally taste the local products.
- The Roche de Solutré trail is a reference.
- The Hauts de Brandon walk offers magnificent views.
- Beautiful views, Bois des Combes, Chemin des Crêtes, are some other easy walks to do with family or friends.
Immerse yourself in the traboules and discover fun and sensory Mâcon with your family. Visit the Ursuline museum. Learn the history of Lamartine and discover the Wine Tour circuit. Take a detour through Old Saint-Vincent Cathedral and the Saint-Laurent bridge. Continue your pilgrimage to Prissé, and the Solitude of Monceau, which belongs to his family. Finally, the Château de Pierreclos is a high place of winemaking art to be discovered without moderation.
- Museum of Art and Archeology in Cluny
- Caves of Blanot
- Chapel of the Monks in Berzé la Ville
- Medieval castle of Berzé
The wine route
Oenology is in the spotlight around your camping. Take the time to visit the cellars. Let yourself be amazed by the know-how of passionate winegrowers. Chardonnay white, gold, or straw, with a nose of rose, honeysuckle or acacia. A feast for the senses… A multitude of areas will enlighten you on their know-how. You will participate in tastings that will introduce you to a festival of flavors. In Cluny itself, the first monks put the heritage offered by Guillaume 1er in value, to work what will become the Côte d'Or vineyard. You now have a very wide range between the Maisons Merlin and Auvigne, the estates, some organic, of the Vignes du Maynes, the Domaines Maillet Saumaize, de la Bongran, Guillot-Broux. They will teach you the velvety, the subtlety, the minerality, of Pinot Noir, Gamay Aligot, Chardonnay, world famous grape varieties.
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