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La Roche de Solutre

Macon, France
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Macon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Traveler Description:                      About 10 km south west of Mâcon,in the heart of the Pouilly-Fuissé vineyard stands a precipitous rock named La Roche de Solutré... more »
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Cluny, France
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Several improvements have been made to the site recently for the ever increasing tourist numbers, but all have been positive. Even the trails are constantly being improved without disturbing the surrounding nature. I always recommend this site to visitors to the region.

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Moscow, Russia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very impressive landscape; huge rock rising from the middle of vineyards. It's really worth climbing it to see surroundings. The area is great for trekking.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Soultre dominates the Maconnais and should not be missed. The museum and gardens are small but interesting and the fee is fair. On a fair day you can see to Mont Blanc, but it was a bit overcast the day we visited. Blue badge holders can park outside the museum up the track which significantly reduces the climb.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visited the Roche with our two children - 6 and 9. This is an amazing site, with an excellent museum at the start of the walk which explains the evidence uncovered at the base of the site relating to early man's use and interaction with with La Roche - including a complete debunking of the myth that horses were... More

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Obviously best to go on a clear day, when it is preferably not too hot or windy. Useful coffee shop and 'facilities' near to museum (closed for refurbishment when we were there in June). Relatively easy walk up from the car park and then a choice of descents, take care to end up in right valley!

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Macon, France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I wasn't able to take the climb up to the top. It was still abit cold and windy for my kids. But to just be here...took me back in time. Anyone can feel that. The La Roche looks and feels so ancient. The vineyards that make the Pouilly fuisse wines were so beautiful. Lovely experience. There is parking available below... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

It was a nice walk, not so extremely special, but the view at the top is worth it. I think it took us about 40min to climb it, it's not super steep, any regular person can walk it. We stayed about 30 min on top and we had a picknick with a very wide view on the Burgundy fields.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Take a break from tasting the lovely local Pouilly Fuisse and take a walk up La Roche de Solutre. One of the iconic places to those interested in human pre-history, this is a vantage point used by early man in the hunting of migrating herds of horses. As such it affords magnificent views over the surrounding countryside. Great pains are... More

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Cincinnati
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Shown in all the travel brochures of the region, this rock outcropping is easily climbed by a well-graded trail. The climb provides wonderful photo ops of the surrounding vine-covered landscapes.

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Niagara Falls, Ontario
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9 reviews 9 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Wonderful scenery, awash in vineyards, with the "Rock" rising up to a great height. Cute little village, unfortunately, the major wine tasting shop was closed as it was a Monday.

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