Le Creusot

On a site that had been a small hamlet in the Burgundy countryside, a new industrial town exploded under the influence of the Schneider family.

Vue du château de la Verrerie, Le Creusot. © Creusot Montceau Tourisme.

More than any other town, Le Creusot, located in the Saône-et-Loire department of Burgundy, is known worldwide for its 19th century industrial legacy and its leading high-tech companies today.

A truly unique destination to explore our industrial past, Le Creusot has proudly preserved its industrial heritage while successfully looking ahead to a post-industrial future.

During your stay in the area, you will find a fascinating blend of industrial history, culture and architecture contrasting with remarkable natural green spaces, parks, gardens, lakes and beautiful Burgundy countryside surroundings.

A natural food bowl, Burgundy is one of France’s favourite foodie destination. You will find plenty of regional and local gastronomic specialties, restaurants and cafés to delight your taste buds in Le Creusot.

"The future is a gift from the past"

Le Creusot’s early destiny was rooted in the Industrial Revolution and its growth was fuelled by the industrialisation process, technological innovations, the worker’s expertise and know-how. Immerse yourself in the history of a "factory city" intrinsically linked to iron and steel products manufacturing and the paternalistic ideology of the family Schneider behind the town’s booming development.

There is nothing quite like experiencing this captivating history in our museums and sites dedicated to preserving this industrial heritage such as the Château de la Verrerie, working class neighbourhoods of the Combe des Mineurs and Saint Sauveur or the 241 P17 steam locomotive. The fun of discovery continues with many options for the big and little kids to get amused and relive Le Creusot’s 19th century industrial adventure.

Le parc de la Verrerie, Le Creusot. © Creusot Montceau Tourisme.

Destination Nature at the heart of Burgundy

Today Le Creusot skilfully highlights its industrial past whilst focusing on providing a natural environment and an excellent quality of life for its inhabitants. Highly appreciated for its parks, lakes and green spaces, you can lose yourself in the natural beauty of the Park de la Verrerie, the Park des Combes and the neighbouring lakes of Torcy, Brandon, Breuil, and Montaubry.

A stone's throw from town, the diverse landscapes of Burgundy guarantee a total change of scenery. The serenity of the countryside will take nature lovers and hikers’ breath away with no shortage of outdoor pursuits and back to nature experiences, along the banks of the Canal du Centre, in the Morvan Regional Park, along the walking paths of Saint-Sernin-du-Bois, in the Chalon vineyards and the Charolais countryside.

For holidays or a short break, Le Creusot offers a perfect mix of culture, nature and adventure !