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Make a holiday rental villa or property in Saone-et-Loire, France your home away from home

Named after the two rivers which flank the department, Saone-et-Loire is a landlocked department in the Burgundy region of eastern France. Saone-et-Loire is a beautiful rural department where outdoor activities and gastronomy have created a prime holiday destination.

Things to do on holiday in Saone-et-Loire, France

Due to the abundance of wine which is produced in Saone-et-Loire, many people take a self catering Saone-et-Loire property for wine tasting holidays. The department is also known for its fine gastronomy, from flavourful local cheeses to delicious gateau, making a food and wine holiday a real indulgence! There are however a huge number of scenic walk to be enjoyed across the department so you can explore the various terrains of the department, from thick forests to deep valleys. Many of these can be covered on horse back and mountain bike too.

Across the department are 7 top class golf courses too, of which 5 have a full 18 holes. They are located throughout the department, and are open to the public all year round.

Taking a Saone-et-Loire property is a great option for fishermen as well. The department boasts over 4,000km of rivers and 1,200 hectares of lakes, teaming with trout, perch, carp and pike. There are also stretches devoted to water sports, with designated swimming areas, canoeing, water skiing and sailing available on many lakes.

As a rural region, the wildlife in Saone-et-Loire is extensive, and family holidays can really benefit from the abundant wildlife parks like Touroparc and the Eden Nature Discovery Centre.

From some of the higher points in Saone-et-Loire, hang gliding, parachuting and rock climbing thrive. Chasselas and Saint-Jean-de-Vaux are the best places for climbing, with schools and guide centres located in both towns.

Places to holiday in Saone-et-Loire, France

The Cote d’Or is a special region which has become a leading holiday destination for two reasons; wine and rock climbing. The Cote d’Or is Burgundy’s most prolific wine producing area, and connoisseurs have been taking property in Saone-et-Loire for many years to visit the Cote d’Or. Rock climbers are just as entertained whilst in the Cote d’Or, as there are a large number of steep, rocky gorges to tackle.

Weather in Saone-et-Loire, France

The weather in Saone-et-Loire is notoriously warm, with summers often reaching over 30˚C during the day. In winter, temperatures drop to around 30˚C, and there are regular showers which keep the rivers flowing well.

Flights to Saone-et-Loire, France

To reach a holiday rental property in Saone-et-Loire, you must catch a flight from either Manchester (MAN) or Liverpool (LPL) to Dijon-Bourgogne Airport (DIJ). From the airport, there are a range of transfer options, depending on the exact location of your villa or gite in Saone-et-Loire.

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                                                                                                      Very peaceful - roomy and well appointed accommodation

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a very pleasant stay in this accommodation. It is in a lovely peaceful rural setting. The house is attractively furnished, roomy and well equipped for around 6 people. However, because of the distribution of space, there is only one bedroom - which is particularly spacious and attractive - and it is hard to see where further people might sleep. It is a few miles from the nearest shops/activities so not for those who need a lot of distractions! It was ideal for what we needed - a get away from it all R & R. The owner lives on the site and was pleasant and helpful without being intrusive.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely apartment, lovely location, lovely hosts and generally a really great stay

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                                                                                                      We arrived late afternoon for our 12 night stay to be welcomed by Marianne and shown around the apartment. Well equipped, comfortably furnished and in superb location this apartment is one of the best we have stayed in in France (or England!). Lovely to have a good sized shower with brilliant water pressure - all too often it's a let down but this one certainly wasn't. Our hosts, Marianne and Peter were both welcoming, very helpful and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. We were pointed in the direction of places to go, things to do, and good places to eat - very important as we like good food - and certainly were not disappointed by some of the restaurants we visited. We explored the local area on foot, by car and by borrowing the bicycles provided for guests to use. We would thoroughly recommend this apartment to anyone - for just a long weekend or a two week stay - it was really good. A big thank you to Marianne and Peter for welcoming us and providing such a good base for our holiday. Best wishes Keith & Jayne.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017