Observation posts and panoramic views

Awe-inspiring landscape views from above!

We all know how beautiful Burgundy is – and these incredible panoramic views emphatically prove it. See Creusot-Montceau at its captivating best.

The lookout at Mont-Saint-Vincent

When visiting the charming village of Mont-Saint-Vincent, you just cannot miss the lookout. From the top of this former windmill, reaching up to 610 meters high, the panorama stretches across 14 French departments. If you are lucky with a clear day, you may get the chance to contemplate the majestic peek of the Mont-Blanc rising up from the horizon. Mind-blowing!

The "promenade des Crêtes" walk and the Creusot lookout

The "promenade des Crêtes" starts from the rue des Pyrénées in the district of Marolle and joins the Col de la Croix du Lot (465 m) which links the way from Creusot to the Mesvrin valley. The belvedere located in the middle of the street of the Pyrenees offers a panoramic view overlooking most of Le Creusot. A beautiful panorama to admire and spot the different neighbourhoods of the city, its past and present industrial activity.

Montcenis, fortified stronghold

This blissful hilltop village offers stunning panoramic views of the lush countryside of Southern Burgundy and of the town of Le Creusot, 2 km away. Get a chance to look around and marvel, immerse yourself in the mining history of the village.

Gourdon, the balcony of Charolais countryside

The village of Gourdon is a picturesque hilltop village overlooking the mining fields of Montceau-les-Mines. It stands out from the plateau of Mont-Saint-Vincent at the northern end of the Charolais area. From the terraces at the top, enjoy the sheer beauty of sweeping views over green verdant scenery.