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Looking for a breath of fresh air in Burgundy? Burgundy's heritage, gastronomy, outdoor leisure activities, green tourism and beautiful countryside have all come together to seduce you. Welcome to nature lovers who want to marvel at the wild flora and fauna on the banks of the Loire! Digoin canal bridge, the only freestone structure on the Loire, the Digoin canal bridge is remarkable for its architectural splendour. Built between 1834 and 1838 by the engineer JULIEN, it comprises 10 pillars 9m thick and measures 243m. The 6m wide "basin" has only one boat lane. This structure allows the Canal du Centre to span the Loire and join the Canal Latéral à la Loire.
Head for Roanne, Briare or Chalon-sur-Saône, and cruise the region's 3 canals in complete safety. It's a fun way to discover the region's river heritage. Whether you take a 1-hour or 1? hour cruise, you're guaranteed a change of scenery!
L'ObservaLoire, located just above the canal bridge, offers a fun and interactive way to learn more about the history and workings of the Loire and its canals. Aquariums, films, models and scent games help you discover this rich river heritage.
- Religious heritage
Eglise Notre Dame de la Providence A fine example of the Romanesque-Byzantine style, the church was built in 1869. The tympanum depicts three main themes: the call of God (the parable of the wedding guests), the wedding at Cana (the hour of the Saviour) and the disciples of Emmaus (the banquet of the new times). Discovering the capitals is full of surprises...
- Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Paray-le-Monial
A true masterpiece of Burgundian Romanesque art, the basilica is the finest surviving example of Cluniac architecture. It was built in the 12th century under the direction of St Hugues. This former priory gives an image, albeit smaller in scale, of the splendour of what Cluny once was and many others: the Chapelle San Antoine in Saint-Agnan, the Eglise Sainte-Bernadette in Digoin, the Eglise du Sacré Coeur in Charolais...
- The Ceramics Museum
Housed in a mid-eighteenth-century building (1742), the ceramics museum brings together a wide range of objects dating from Gallo-Roman times to the present day, and perpetuates the reputation of tableware in 14 rooms.
- Le Pal
A unique destination for entertainment and discovery. 50 hectares of nature: 30 attractions, 700 animals, 31 African lodges. New for 2020: the beaver river, Yukon trucks, etc.
- The Maison du Charolais
In the heart of the bocage countryside, the Maison du Charolais invites you to discover the world-famous Charolais breed, bred to respect its natural environment and now the emblem of its native Charolais Brionnais.
Whether you're crazy about cycling or want to try a leisurely cycle with the family, we're the destination for you. We're THE destination to discover by bike! With one foot in Burgundy and the other in Auvergne, Le Grand Charolais is at the crossroads of several European, national and regional cycle routes. These include the famous European Nantes-Budapest route (Eurovélo6), the Tour de Bourgogne à Vélo and dozens of kilometres of totally safe cycle routes. The various itineraries allow you to pedal at your leisure along canals, the wild Loire or in the heart of the Charolais bocage, a UNESCO World Heritage site.