Mâcon > Dijon
07/04/2024 - Stage 6 - 163 km - Flat
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In the heart of the Burgundy wine region, the city of Mâcon offers a sensory journey from its historic architecture to its exquisite vineyards.
Since the days of ancient Rome, the Saône River has been at the heart of the city's life, and today it can be enjoyed from the riverside walk, or its yacht-filled harbour.
The city's shops and markets offer plenty in the way of local handicrafts, and architectural highlights include both the remains of the original cathedral and its more modern replacement, while Mâcon's parks and gardens are award-winning.
Of course, the area's vineyards are well worth a visit, however, there is plenty more to Mâcon's cuisine than just wine, with specialties ranging from fish to cheese, chocolates, cakes and the famous poulet de Bresse, all waiting to be enjoyed.
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Blending medieval charm with a vibrant modern spirit, Dijon is a city with much to offer.
The capital of the historic Burgundy region, many Dijon's cobbled streets are lined with well-preserved half-timbered houses. However, you'll also find a mix of architectural styles ranging from the Gothic to Art-Deco.
Dijon's city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, and among the cultural highlights is the former palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, now home to exceptional collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts.
On a fine day, Dijon's historic botanical gardens are the ideal place to stay, while by night the city's plentiful bars and restaurants have much to offer. And with the region's famous exports including mustard, wine and liqueurs, Dijon has plenty to offer to gastronomes too.
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