From the plains of the Monts d’Or to a Bocuse restaurant, the Val de Saône is the perfect place for a walk!
With its green and undulating landscape, the Val de Saône offers magnificent walks along paths on the peaks of the Monts d’Or and the bucolic banks of the Saône. It also boasts gastronomic restaurants with stunning views.
Take a walk in a pristine natural setting
On a sunny Sunday afternoon or a day off work, get some fresh air on the doorstep of Lyon. Many paths criss-cross the Monts d’Or, the beautifully redeveloped banks of the Saône, and the wooded landscapes to the east of the valley. Looking for inspiration? The Greater Lyon nature trail guide lists the various routes in the local area, such as the geological walk of the Monts d’Or, the Sentier des Cabornes, Sentier de l’Eau and Sentier de la Marinade.
Taste Lyon’s gastronomy in an exceptional setting
Other than Paul Bocuse’s legendary Auberge du Pont de Collonges, the Val de Saône has a number of fine gastronomic restaurants. The excellent guinguettes (small restaurants with music and dancing) of Rochetaillée-sur-Saône serve frog's legs on spacious terraces on the banks of the Saône. The trendy bar-restaurant Les Planches in Albigny-sur-Saône also overlooks the river. On its island, in Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or, Le Crusoë can only be accessed by boat.
Discover original heritage
The Musée de l’Automobile Henri Malartre in Rochetaillée-sur-Saône presents a superb collection of vintage cars and bicycles in an exceptional château.