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La Roche de Solutre

Macon, France
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Ranked #1 of 7 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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Richmond, Virginia
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622 reviews 622 reviews
269 attraction reviews
530 helpful votes 530 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have reviewed the museum itself and highly recommend it. It is one of the most interesting and well organized of any I have seen anywhere!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very beautiful rock : good new steps for easier climbing. After a nice walk through wild nature, very nice view over all the surrounding region.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
60 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Yes it's a rocky outcrop! It stands out proudly surrounded by vineyards in this quite stunning part of France. We visited as part of a coach group and it was the ideal stop to get a first impression of the area. Next time we will park up and take a walk as it looked so pleasant.

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Cluny, France
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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