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Top Choice Church in Cluny

Église Abbatiale

Cluny's vast abbey church, built between 1088 and 1130, once extended from the map table in front of the Palais Jean de Bourbon to the trees near the octagonal Clocher de l'Eau Bénite (Tower of the Holy Water) and t…
Top Choice Cathedral in Autun

Cathédrale St-Lazare

Originally Romanesque, this cathedral was built in the 12th century to house the sacred relics of St Lazarus. Over the main doorway, the famous Romanesque tympanum shows the Last Judgment surrounded by zodiac signs,…
Top Choice Burgundian in Mâcon

Ma Table en Ville

Balancing top-of-the-line gastronomy with an unfailingly welcoming atmosphere, this husband-and-wife venture is a total gem. Chef Gilles Bérard brings decades of experience in some of France's finest Michelin-starre…
Top Choice Burgundian in Cluny

La Table d'Héloïse

South of town, this family-run restaurant with a charmingly cosy, newly remodelled interior is a terrific place to sample firmly traditional Burgundian specialities, from the dexterously prepared fricassée d'escargo…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Tournus

Aux Terrasses

Chef Jean-Michel Carrette carries forth his father's legacy at this Michelin-starred restaurant, taking classic ingredients like Charolais beef, Bresse poultry and produce from small local producers and transforming…
Top Choice Burgundian in Cluny

La Halte de l'Abbaye

Artisanal andouillette sausage, Charolais steak tartare and even tête de veau (calf's head) are among the classic Burgundian dishes on the menu at this family-run spot just outside the abbey gates. Hard-working owne…
Top Choice Burgundian in Autun

Comptoir Cuisine

After pursuing other gastronomic ventures far and wide, dynamic young chef Philippe Latrasse returned to his native Autun in 2017 to launch this intimate, modern bistro with only 24 place settings. The simple menu f…
Museum in Autun

Musée Rolin

Don't miss this superb collection of Gallo-Roman artefacts, 12th-century Romanesque art, 15th-century paintings and modern art including work by Maurice Denis, Jean Dubuffet and Joan Miró. The indisputable masterpie…
Seafood in Autun

Le Monde de Don Cabillaud

This convivial restaurant is renowned for its seafood dishes, prepared in a variety of styles and presented with a minimum of fuss by Italo-French chef-owner Vincent Bevacqua. Oh, and if you're wondering how such su…
Gastronomy in Mâcon

L'O des Vignes

For a gastronomic experience among the Mâconnais vineyards, look no further. Burgundy-born chef Sébastien Chambru builds his menus around seasonal produce, incorporates culinary influences from his wide-ranging inte…