For a stroll along the city walls (part-Roman but mostly medieval), walk from av du Morvan south to the 12th-century Tour des Ursulines and follow the walls to the northeast. The chemin des Manies leads out to the Pierre de Couhard, where you can pick up the Circuit des Gorges, three marked forest trails ranging from 4.7km to 11.5km (IGN map 2925 SB Autun – Le Creusot).

The water-sports centre based at Plan d'Eau du Vallon (an artificial lake east of the centre) rents kayaks, paddle boats and bikes.