La Roche de Solutre

La Roche de Solutre, Solutre-Pouilly: Hours, Address, La Roche de Solutre Reviews: 4.5/5

La Roche de Solutre
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
The Rock of Solutré, emblematic place of Southern Burgundy, is in the heart of the "Grand Site de France Solutré Pouilly Vergisson" which groups 8 villages.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Chris S
Eglinton, UK573 contributions
Easy enough walk, super view from the top
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is about 30 min walk from the free car parks to the top. A little steep but pretty straightforward stuff. Great views on the way up and at the top.
Written September 9, 2021
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CPaM68
Texas579 contributions
The large limestone cliff dominates the countryside
Aug 2019
The views from La Roche de Solutre are fantastic. Even driving up to the site and seeing the rolling hills full of vineyards makes the trip worthwhile. Take the time to check out the small, but well-organized museum at the base of the cliff that explains the importance and significance of this archeological site. The rock is one of the 'Grand Sites de France' both as a geographical phenomenon and as a prehistoric site. Prehistoric remains found here have led to the rock giving its name to a distinct culture of the Upper Paleolithic period (20000-16000 BC). There is also a nice welcome center and coffee/souvenir shop near the base of the Rock.
Written July 20, 2020
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CPaM68
Texas579 contributions
Solutre-Pouilly
Jul 2019
Solutre-Pouilly is a small wine-producing village in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France. The village is surrounded by a vineyard in a scenic setting dominated by the famous local geological feature: the Rock of Solutré. The “Rock” is a huge limestone cliff that rises above the village. If you are in the region to discover and taste the fine wines of Burgundy, this is a great area to start.
Written April 15, 2020
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Keith D
Richardson, TX389 contributions
Easy Hike with Amazing Views
Mar 2020 • Couples
The Roche de Solutre is a must-see for the Burgundy area. This is an easy hike with amazing views along the way and at the top. We did not stop in the museum areas, just made the ascent and enjoyed the peaceful views of the surrounding countryside.
Written March 21, 2020
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meyertune
New York City, NY34 contributions
Wine route, Burgundy
Sep 2018
You head South from Beaune, past the renowned vineyards of Chassagne, Puligny,etc. till you hit Santenay, Town square, with a fountain (healing waters, they claim). Up a side street the homes of vintners, with, in the garage, an upended wine barrel for informal tastings. Found Antoine Olivier, who poured us samples of his white Santenay, Le Bievaux. A charming, ebullient mouthful of joy, dry yet opulent, the flavors of the grape, the earth, the sun and the rain all combining to bring the tears to your eyes. AND...he spoke English!
Written August 11, 2019
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Thanks Meyertune ​​for your comment. We are delighted that you enjoyed the ride!
Written September 2, 2019
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Elizur B
Kfar-Saba , Israel864 contributions
An amazing view
May 2019 • Couples
The effort of climbing up the rock is not that big - the views along the way are magnificent and at the top you are really rewarded !!!
Written June 6, 2019
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Thank you Elizur for your comment. We are delighted that you enjoyed the walk!
Written July 5, 2019
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journeymaid48
Fairport, NY961 contributions
A must see in Burgundy
Apr 2019 • Couples
This rock was used in the Neolithic era to provide shelter to a community that lived there. The vil;age has provided much information on the residents of that time. There are many unanswered questions such as why a herd of horses plummeted over the top in 600 CE. Francois Mitterrand made this site famous as he climbed it once a year during his presidency of France.
Written May 11, 2019
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Thank you journeymaid for your comment. We are delighted that you enjoyed the ride! For all the answers, go to the Museum of Prehistory Solutré !
Written May 16, 2019
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Heather M
58 contributions
Wonderful experience!
Sep 2018 • Couples
This was a add on to our already planned trip, and I'm so glad we did it! First, the countryside with vineyard after vineyard is wonderful! When you get to the site, take the time to check out the museum. It's small, but very well organized and explains the pre-history of this location beautifully. At the time we were there, there was also a special exhibition by the artist Benoit Clarys, which was surprisingly good. After we wandered through their external exhibit explaining about dig sites and some of the habitat, we walked the pathway up to the peak of the rock. So, wear appropriate clothing for the gradual, but steady uphill walk. Footwear is important as some of the terrain is small stone and pebbles and slipping can be an issue. They really did a great job creating the path, it's well-marked and the climb is gradual, so although it's effort, it's manageable. We were on a bit of a schedule, but if you're spending more time, you can easily see where some additional paths create longer walks to another interesting rock site. The views are fantastic! Seeing the countryside with all the vineyards is worth the climb alone! Highly recommend taking the time to visit this interesting prehistoric site and geological wonder.
Written October 21, 2018
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Thank you Heather for your comment. We are delighted that you enjoyed the ride! It requires in fact a minimum equipment: water, sneakers, cap.
Written October 26, 2018
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Ontheroad1971
County Cork, Ireland128 contributions
Great views
Oct 2018 • Couples
The walk to the top of Roche de Solutre is a very easy walk that can be done with choice of a couple of different routes. One that includes three peaks.
It is accessible to any person and won't disappoint if you are lucky to have a clear sky. Amazing views over the valley and vineyards.
Written October 2, 2018
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Thank you Ontheroad1971 for your comment. We are delighted that you enjoyed the ride! It requires in fact a minimum equipment: water, sneakers, cap.
Written October 26, 2018
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clemence_k
Philadelphia, PA386 contributions
Fabulous, but rugged trek
Sep 2018 • Couples
The Roche de Solutre is an absolutely incredible topographical escarpment accessible for walking via several directions. We took the more rugged hiking route to the summit from the north end, wear hiking shoes. The route is in many parts uneven, stoney. The summit is not fenced in, the french place greater belief in personal responsibility than in the USA... and it’s beautiful. And worth it. And folks bring families, all ages, small children, dogs... an exquisite view of the region and surrounding vineyards from the summit. But not for the faint of heart, it’s a walk with areas of steep climbs.
Written September 9, 2018
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Thank you Clemence for your comment. We are delighted that you enjoyed the ride! It requires in fact a minimum equipment: water, sneakers, cap.
Written October 26, 2018
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