Mâcon - Private Historic Walking Tour

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Mâcon - Private Historic Walking Tour

Explore the elegant city of Mâcon through its famous historic landmarks, including the Saint Laurent Bridge and Saint-Vincent Cathedral, as well as admire the spectacular architecture of the Church of St. Peter. You will also see the most famous wooden house in Mâcon, walk through the Peace square which is a bustling area frequented by locals. Also get to see the Apothecary of the Hotel Dieu located close to the square which dates back to 1770.

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Stop At: Pont Saint-Laurent, Mâcon, France

Set off at the Saint Laurent Bridge, connecting Mâcon’s Old Town and Saint-Laurent-sur-Saône village across the Saône river. The medieval bridge was rebuilt in the 11th century on the foundations of a wooden predecessor carrying Roman soldiers across the Saône River during the invasion of Gaul. The historic stonework is the perfect place to appreciate the sights of the ancient Mâcon and the charming village, as well as pleasure boats moving up and down the waterway below.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Statue de Lamartine, Canton de Mâcon-2, 71000 Mâcon, France

Stroll along the stunning riverside to reach the Lamartine Quay, which is dominated by Lamartine’s monument. He was a romantic poet, diplomat, politician, and Mâcon’s beloved son. Perfectly located between the old city’s center and the atmospheric river, Lamartine seems to welcome you to his beautiful city.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Église Saint-Pierre de Mâcon, 11 Pl. Saint-Pierre, 71000 Mâcon, France

A very short walk from the statue is the 17th-century Church of St. Peter. The church has an impressive three-story Neo-Romanesque façade lavishly decorated with intricate bas-reliefs. It owns beautiful works from the 17th and 18th centuries, in particular the Baroque painting by Jean-François de Troy, a Neo-Gothic organ case listed as a Historic Monument, and contemporary furniture by the religious art sculptor Philippe Kaeppelin. The two spires of the church, towering over the city center, have become one of its most iconic emblems.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Wooden House Restaurant, 13 Pl. aux Herbes, 71000 Mâcon, France

Next, walk by the most famous wooden house in Mâcon, built between 1490 and 1510, and probably the oldest. The multi-story building is intricately engrained with a blend of real and fictional characters. A camera zoom or binoculars is the best way to explore the unique carving details. Prominently standing on a busy corner in the city center, the building is a witness to the vicissitudes of time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Eglise Cathedrale Saint-Vincent, Rue Lamartine, 71000, Macon France

The next destination is the former Saint Vincent Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Vincent, the patron saint of Mâcon. The ruins consist of two imposing towers, which are prominent features of Mâcon’s skyline, a narthex, and a tympanum with 11th-century iconography. The emblematic monument declared as a Historic Monument, is the religious hub for the local community and an attraction for tourists who admire its architectural magnificence and rich legacy.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Square de la Paix, Rue Liberation du 4 Septembre, 71000, Macon France

Stop by the Peace Square. This open area, boasting flower beds and benches for relaxing, is the central meeting place for locals. The square is in memory of Berty Albrecht, a vital figure in the Resistance movement during World War II.

Just opposite the square is the Apothecary of the Hotel Dieu, the last step of the tour. The splendid structure was designed by the famous architect of Louis XV Jacques-Germain Soufflot around the year 1770. The 5,700-m² site still serves as a modern hospital to date.

Duration: 20 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duración: 2 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Statue de Lamartine, Canton de Mâcon-2, 71000 Mâcon, France

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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