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.
 

Albigny-sur-Saône

Between the Saône in the East and the Monts d'Or in the West, the village includes several neighborhoods each with their own identity.

Cailloux-sur-Fontaines

Its typical heritage of the villages of the Val de Saône and its pedestrian routes offer you a relaxing stroll.

Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or

Typical village of the Monts d'Or with its golden stones, its banks and the international reputation of the restaurant Paul Bocuse.

Couzon-au-Mont-d'Or

10km north of Lyon, between the Saone and the Monts d'Or, this village will charm you with its atmosphere.

Curis-au-Mont-d'Or

This small village of the Monts d'Or, born from its separation with St Germain in 1785, offers an entertaining visit in the heart of an abundant nature.

Fleurieu-sur-Saône

Village of Val de Saône, 15 km north of Lyon, on the left bank of the Saone, Fleurieu-sur-Saone is the land of adoption of the Guimet family.

Fontaines-Saint-Martin

Village with rural character just 12 km from the center of Lyon, on the heights of the Val de Saône.

Fontaines-sur-Saône

Former working town, today is a dynamic city where life is good.

Genay

Charming little village near the Dombes.

Montanay

Rural village with a beautiful balcony overlooking the valley of this majestic river.

Neuville-sur-Saône

Through walks on the banks of the Saône, or in the heart of the village with recognized architectural heritage, let yourself be lulled by the charm of a shopping city at the water's edge.

Poleymieux-au-Mont-d'Or

A remarkable natural space where the setting sun on the facades of the yellow stone houses of the Monts d'Or will delight any walker.

Quincieux

Located along the Saône, between Villefranche and Lyon, this charming little village fits perfectly into the landscape of the Val de Saône.

Rochetaillée-sur-Saône

Village of character located just 10 km north of Lyon and whose restaurants, walks, museum and leisure activities will seduce you.

Saint-Germain-au-Mont-d'Or

This village of Monts d'Or, located 20 km north of Lyon sneaks from the banks of the Saone to the summit of the Mont d'Or massif, in the heart of woods and forests.

Saint-Romain-au-Mont-d'Or

This beautiful little village in the Monts d'Or, located on the banks of the Saône 15 km north of Lyon, is entirely built of yellow stones extracted on site.

Sathonay-Village

Always marked by its strong agricultural character, Sathonay-Village will seduce you with its relaxing nature.

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