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La Roche de Solutre

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Address: Macon, France
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A place to revisit, beautiful views and a nice walk

Organise your day around this pleasant walk to the top of the famous French rock: in the middle of nowhere, lost in Beaujolais, this gaint rock (dating back 150 mln years) was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Organise your day around this pleasant walk to the top of the famous French rock: in the middle of nowhere, lost in Beaujolais, this gaint rock (dating back 150 mln years) was a favourite destination for the late French president François Mitterrand. You may organise eating a lunch before or after the visit in the nearby quality food restaurants. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We took a scramble track up the rock and had an amazing view for lunch. Well worth the effort. The view of the villages, cows and fields of vines was well worth it!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I hiked the rock with my friend and it was really amazing being there, feeling the queen of the world, even if there was a lot of wind and I was very dizy, because of the height. It was truly amazing and it gives you a unique feeling. Don't miss it!

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The climb is quick and worth the view. Part of the history of France, it's a place that really connects you with the nature.

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penn
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Gentle walk, good to stretch legs on the way down to the alps! Scenic views over Mont Blanc and the alps plus local countryside, interesting museum and geological facts

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Gibraltar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I was here for a conference being held at the Prehistory Museum of Solutré at the foot of this rock on the 5 & 6 February 2015. The conference ended with a hike to the summit of La Roche. Well worth it despite the cold wind! The views from up here were spectacular even with grey skies. from here you... More 

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Yorkshire
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is an outstanding (in both meanings of the word) feature in the landscape and visible from miles around. We climbed up one way past the super museum and back down the other side on a lovely day with superb views all around. If you want a break from wine tasting this is a very rewarding and interesting short walk... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Solutre is a lovely landscape feature...a beautiful rock promintory jutting out of the surrounding vineyards and also a fascinating archeological-anthropological park. The museum and gardens are very well done, informative regarding paleolithic inhabitants of the area, and a peaceful spot in the countryside. It is worth several hours, at least. The surrounding area is worth exploring as there are numerous... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very difficult path to the top, broken up and stony. We decided not to attempt it as my husband's knees are troublesome. Definitely take walking sticks, even if you're young and fit!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This was a great surprise! We walked to the top on a very hot day. The views from the top absolutely amazing. So many people sat at the summit admiring the vista in the sunshine. Well worth the trek. We planned to go to the teashop also the museum at the bottom, but alas there was a huge down poor... More 

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