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La Roche de Solutre

Macon, France
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Macon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Palm Springs, California
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172 reviews 172 reviews
36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Richmond, Virginia
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659 reviews 659 reviews
287 attraction reviews
550 helpful votes 550 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
61 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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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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