Things to see and do - Tournus
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A rustic setting, the Mâconnais hillsides, boat trips on the Saône, an area with a particularly gentle climate, a town with a wealth of old buildings and renowned wines - why not stop off in Tournus? The splendid architecture of its 10C church has made it one of the most important examples of monastic centres in France.
Tourist attractions Tournus : Things to see and do
F - 71700 Tournus
Initially devoted to St Valerian, a Christian from Asia Minor who travelled to Tournus to convert the people in the 2C, the abbey changed patron saint in the early 9C, following the arrival of monks from Noirmoutier fleeing Norsemen. They brought wit..
Rue Gabriel-Jeanton F - 71700 Tournus
The abbey is composed of a cloister, the southern buildings of which contain the town and abbey library. The chapter house, destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1239 by Abbot Bérard, has pointed Gothic arches and Romanesque bays. The 15C Abbey dwelling i..
Place de l'Abbaye F - 71700 Tournus
This magnificent Romanesque church has an austere façade dating from the 10 and 11C, its warm colours and mighty walls relieved by Lombard bands. Above the narthex, St Michael's Chapel has capitals dating from the Carolinian period. The bareness of t..
Located in Tournus, on the Saône River, Hôtel Le Sauvage offers soundproofed guest rooms with free Wi-Fi access, a TV and private bathroom. Some of them have a view of St. Philibert de Tournus Abbey. The Sauvage's restaurant serves gourmet and regio..
2 Et 4 Avenue Gambetta F - 71700 Tournus
Between Saone River and St Philibert Abbey, Le Rempart is a former 15th century guard house, now completely renovated hotel. It is located 5 minutes from the crossroads of the motorways. Rooms and suites are elegant, comfortable and fully equipped w..
21 avenue Gambetta F - 71700 Tournus
Prix Prices from : 70 €
Located in Tournus, Le Terminus is just in front of the train station and 2 km from the A6 motorway. It offers free Wi-Fi access, a bar and a terrace. All the air-conditioned rooms are soundproofed and feature a desk, a wardrobe and a private bathro..
1 bis av. des Alpes F - 71700 Tournus
An inviting designer interior, where the food could be described in the same way! Ginger, kaffir lime, coriander etc. The chef has a taste for travelling and serves up a subtle cuisine flavoured with intoxicating spices. The vegetables are succulent,..
21 avenue Gambetta F - 71700 Tournus
The menu of this historic 1900 station buffet serves chilled pea soup, fillets of pollock and asparagus, and of course Paris-Brest pastries oozing with cream. The chef's suggestions will make your mouth water. Upstairs are a few pleasant and well-equ..
18 av. du 23-Janvier F - 71700 Tournus
A charming place to stop for a meal! Enjoy subtle contemporary cooking that maintains close ties with the terroir, along with attentive service. There is a redesigned interior of stone and wood with large, solid oak tables, as well as a peaceful gard..
1 r. Albert Thibaudet F - 71700 Tournus
You may like to know that this establishment was once an orphanage attended by Jean Ducloux? The latter vowed to turn it into a restaurant and has won his bet with resounding success. Since then, the tradition has never ceased. Today, it serves fine,..
2 avenue Gambetta F - 71700 Tournus
2 av. Gambetta F - 71700 Tournus
An opulent decor for this fine gourmet restaurant. The chef cares about doing a good job and creates quality cuisine, meticulous and classical - you can taste the desire to please. Foodies, take note!