Mont-Saint-Vincent (Saône-et-Loire)

A nice little town in the country.

This old town built at 610m above the Charolais mountains was a powerful barony in the Middle Ages. See the unique panorama from the belvedere. On a clear day you can see the Mont Blanc and Puy de Dôme chains.

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Duration: 1 h.

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Nadine06/04/2020 10:04:31 rating good

Pour ceux qui aiment la campagne et les petits villages seulement.

Starting point

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Starting point
The starting point is located at Place du Chateau. Take the rue de la chapelle.

Passage next to the old gendarmerie

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Passage next to the old gendarmerie
Take the rue de la chapelle which passes in front of the old gendarmerie. Continue on the rue de Mary to go to the Romanesque church.

Passing in front of the church

Passing in front of the church
Built on a granite belvedere between 1080 and 1120, the church of Mont-Saint-Vincent is heavy and massive and has no bell tower.

Panorama

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Panorama
This crossing point allows you to admire the panorama. Come back by the same path then turn left into the rue du Grenier à Sel.

Place Colasset

Take the Place Colasset then the chemin de la croix neuve.

Panorama

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Panorama

Passage near the medieval garden

Passage near the medieval garden
A garden has been laid out according to the principles of 13th century gardens.

Passage near the police station

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Passage near the police station
Turn left passing the police station and the TDF antenna.

Arrival towards the Belvedere

Arrival towards the Belvedere
The Belvedere is located next to a weather station.

Belvedere

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Belvedere
On a clear day, you can see Mont Blanc and Puy de Dome in the distance. The return journey is by the same route.

Back to the starting point

Back to the starting point
Last panorama near the retirement home.
Departure point (Google Maps)

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