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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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English first
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Udine, Italy
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42 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The Roche de la Solutré is located in the municipality of Solutré-Pouilly, about 10 km far from Mâcon. The cliff, result of several rock layers deposits occurred in the prehistory, and of subsequent erosive action by water and weather conditions, represents a geological structure quite rare in the Region; more than this, the cliff area has been a site inhabited... More

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Orpington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is an excellent walk, with stunning views....and just down the road is the visitor centre with a good if simple cafe.

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Brussels
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The view up there is just fabulous and the walk very enjoyable. You can also do a tour with donkeys or a helicopter tour from a nearby small airfield

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