From industrial towns to the green countryside

Need to escape civilization, breathe some fresh air and disconnect from everyday life?

At the crossroads of the Saône river and the Loire river, the Morvan and the Loire Valley, Creusot-Montceau is a perfect place to settle down to explore the region of southern Burgundy.

The industrial chimneys of the mining era have long darkened the landscape of Creusot-Monceau but this area today is full of little green heavens waiting to be discovered. You only need to travel a few kilometres out of town to find yourself surrounded by groves, green valleys and majestic forests.

Be prepared to capture a patchwork of landscapes and an authentic rural heritage in all seasons. From the city to the country, what a change of scenery!

Cyclists and hikers will love crossing the charming little villages punctuating rural land .Feel free to push the door of a local museum or a Romanesque church, look out for traces of history and preserved ancient heritage like stone wells, standing stones, old wash-houses..

During your stay at le Creusot-Montceau, take the time to savour the countryside, smell its perfumes, appreciate its colours and let the famous Burgundy gastronomy excite your taste buds.

Many lakes and ponds dotted around the area provide perfect spots to relax, practice water sports, go fishing, bird-watching or simply to enjoy the little things like a family picnic or a morning jog.

For holidaymakers on their way to neighbouring departments of the Jura, Ain, Rhone, Loire, Allier and Nièvre, the Creusot-Montceau makes a pleasant stopover: an insight into France’s industrial history and culture right at the heart of an idyllic countryside.

There is no better place to get a glimpse of Burgundy’s hospitality, a warm welcome and friendliness await. This fascinating destination of Saône-et-Loire will soon capture your heart.