Saone-et-Loire is located some 190 miles (306 kilometers) from Paris, the capital of France, and about 60 miles (97 kilometers) from Lyon.
From big-ticket tourist hotspots to secret places that are waiting just for you, the area around Saone-et-Loire is wonderfully endowed with natural and cultural attractions. To explore the area in even greater depth, head 16 miles (26 kilometers) to get to Le Creusot. Here you can enjoy the Ecomusee le Creusot-Montceau and Parc Touristique des Combes.
When it's time to spread your wings, why not visit the nearest regional area. Autun lays 25 miles (40 kilometers) away and is home to attractions including Roman Theater, Cathedrale St-Lazare and Temple of Autun. Ensure you don't head back to Saone-et-Loire until you've spent a little time at Autun's Plan d'eau du Vallon and Musee Rolin.
Ask a local what to see around Saone-et-Loire, more often than not they'll point to Burgundy's fascinating open-air markets. Whether you're an atheist or one of the faithful, you're sure to find a little enlightenment at Burgundy's churches and other holy sites.
Traveling to unknown regions often brings out the daredevil in travelers. If you are up for an adventure, try hot air ballooning.
At the conclusion of your vacation, pack your baggage and wish Saone-et-Loire "Au revoir / À bientôt" (farewell).