Macon, France Cruise Port

The small port city of Macon, located in Burgundy, France, along the banks of the Saone River feels a bit Mediterranean with its pastel painted buildings and canal tile roofs. Surrounded by wineries and vineyards, this very significant historical city was once an important trading route and border town to the east of France. The main points of attraction for most visitors are the section of town along the Saone River and the path leading to Old Saint Vincent Cathedral. The cruise port of Macon, France is a joy to discover on foot; distinctive for its flowers, squares and small alleyways. Known for its superior wine making process, the annual French wine fair is held here in April, much to the delight of locals and tourists who are aware of the exquisite white wine produced in the cruise port of Macon, France.
 

Here are a few of our favorite things to do while on you cruise to Macon, France:

 
  • The principle highlight for visitors seeking remnants of the architectural wealth that flourished in the cruise port of Macon can turn to the Old Cathedral of Saint-Vincent for reflection. Much of the original structure is nonexistent, but the remaining octagonal towers, grandeur entrance and models inside the cathedral help paint a picture of the beauty that surrounded the original structure back in the 14th century.
     
  • There is something for everyone in Musee des Ursulines. This small museum is housed in a former Ursuline convent and has a diverse collection of Paleolithic history, Gallo-Roman archaeology, a gallery dedicated to 16th- 18th century sculptures and paintings, and contemporary art. The various themes displayed in the exhibitions are great for religious and historical pilgrimages.
     
  • Rock of Solutré overlooks the wine producing village of Solutré-Pouilly in the Burgundy countryside. Just five miles west of Macon, the scenic setting of its summit provides the calcicole lawn of Macon, and the rare geological phenomenon of the limestone cliff have fascinated many archaeologists for centuries.

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