Between natural sites, heritage and gastronomy…

From the trails of the Monts d’Or to the banks of the Saône, there are many reasons to come and visit this charming area, including walks and bike rides, great food and cultural attractions! 

Last updated date : 16/09/2020

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 trails guide (in French) 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. 

La Voie Bleue à Rochetaillée © Guillaume Robert-Famy

Taste Lyon’s gastronomy in an exceptional setting 

Other than Paul Bocuse’s legendary Auberge 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 Crusoé 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.

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