Sitting peacefully in the Saone-et-Loire Department in the region of Burgundy in France is the wonderful town of Macon. The town and its surrounding locale are most famous for its wine production and this is the reason so many people visit the area each year. A Macon Area holiday can be as active or as laid-back as you wish. You can simply choose to relax in a wonderful Macon Area holiday rental house and watch the locals go about their daily lives, or you can get your teeth stuck into a variety of exciting outdoor activities. Whether you choose to relax or get stuck in to what the area has to offer, a Macon Area holiday will leave you with some great memories of your time in this beautiful area of France.
A Macon Area holiday has plenty of wonderfully energetic activities to enjoy including cycling, walking, swimming, fishing, water skiing, golf, tennis, horse riding and mountain biking. The beautiful rolling countryside and traditional French buildings are also wonderful subjects for those who love painting, sketching or photography. Also worth visiting in the town of Macon itself is the Musee Lamartine which has collections and displays of artefacts that belonged to the poet Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine.
If you can bear to leave your comfortable Macon Area holiday rental house then you will discover some great towns and villages to explore in the area. One destination that is not to be missed is the town of Cluny which is approximately 30 minutes away from the town of Macon. Cluny is most famous for its Benedictine Abbey which has been around since 910 A.D. Cluny Abbey is beautiful to look at having been built in a Romanesque style of architecture. The abbey has a museum of art and archaeology which details what life was like in the abbey over 800 years ago.
If you are now considering reserving a wonderful Macon Area holiday rental house then you will be delighted to hear that you can enjoy pleasantly warm summers and cool winters. July and August are usually the best months to have a Macon Area holiday as the daytime temperature reaches as much as 26°C. The cooler months of December and January can see the daytime temperature vary between 7°C and 0°C. The annual rainfall amount for the area is 22 inches.
Travellers on a Macon Area holiday can arrive at Lyon Airport (LYS) which is just over an hour’s drive away from the town. Air operators that offer cheap, regular flights to the area include Air France, British Airways, BMI and easyJet. Passengers can leave the UK from various airports including Edinburgh (EDI), London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN) and Birmingham (BHX).