France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   The Mâconnais, Burgundy, France
This beautiful area is the southernmost part of Burgundy.




The Mâconnais is a lovely area in the south of the Burgundy wine region in France. It runs generally from Tournus in the north to Mâcon in the south (a distance of about 36 kilometers or 26 miles (map).

It's just north of the wine villages of Pouilly and Fuissé, famous for their white wines. And in general the Mâcaonnais is known for white wines, mostly those made from Chardonnay grapes.

The landscape is a combination of vineyards and sweeping green hillsides, peppered with tidy farms and small villages, with their Romanesque churches. There are also several prehistoric sites in the region. It is a lovely area for a drive or a bicycle excursion.

Excursions in Burgundy

About Beaune

About Dijon


About Burgundy

Burgundy Food & Drink

Burgundy Wines



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Maconnais farm, France

Above, A Mâconnais farm at sunset.

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