Charolais & Brionnais



  • Undulating countryside, ideal for hiking and cycling 

  • Waterways and nautical tourism with in particular the Loire river 

  • Agriculture and rural tourism

  • Gastronomy with the famous beef

  • Religious Architecture and heritage

The Charolais - Brionnais region

The Charolais - Brionnais

In the deep south-west of Burgundy, department of Saône-et-Loire, lies a piece of France still to be discovered. The Charolais-Brionnais. A very beautiful and unique region consisting mainly of a scenic landscape where the world-famous breed of the Charolais cows found its cradle. The view is characterized by beautiful green meadows hilly over the hills. As a large garden laid out with care, interrupted by long hedges or natural stone partitions.

The love and care of its inhabitants with their birthplace is expressed in this beauty and specialness which is also recognized internationally and is nominated for a recognition as world heritage (Unesco). A region with an unexpected rich history and cultural heritage. Traces from prehistoric times, the Celts, Galiers, Romans, the Middle Ages, the Dukes of Burgundy, the French kings, to this day. The number of Romanesque churches, more than two hundred chateau’s and old fortifications are among other striking witnesses. For lovers of culture, architecture, nature, creativity and crafts a great experience.

In the west on the border with the Allier river the Loire flows with its playful ramifications and beautiful places like Marcigny, Digoin and Bourbon-Lancy.

Also worth seeing are places such as Charolles, Paray-le-Monial with its Basilica, La Clayette, Marcigny, Anzy le Duc, Chaufface, Charlieu, Gueugnon, Issy-l'Évêque and Semur-en-Brionnais.

The numerous weekly markets, where regional handicraft products are traded, the cozy brocantes and in St. Christophes-en-Brionnais are held every Wednesday the famous cattle market where the Charolais cattle are traded. This market dates back to the 15th century.

The Charolais / Brionnais is climatologically on the border of south and north France and that makes a stay particularly pleasant.

Discover this region that has so much to offer!

Latest featured property

PALINGES, SAONE ET LOIRE, BURGUNDY, France
130 m2
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2449 m2
295 000 €
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CHIDDES, NIEVRE, BURGUNDY, France
83 m2
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3225 m2
82 500 €
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COUCHES, SAONE ET LOIRE, BURGUNDY, France
92 m2
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1125 m2
79 500 €
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LAROCHEMILLAY, NIEVRE, BURGUNDY, France
100 m2
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3830 m2
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VEUVEY SUR OUCHE, COTE D'OR, BURGUNDY, France
210 m2
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651 m2
229 000 €
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GIVRY, SAONE ET LOIRE, BURGUNDY, France
65 m2
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654 m2
179 000 €
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CHEILLY LES MARANGES, SAONE ET LOIRE, BURGUNDY, France
148 m2
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2
146 m2
165 000 €
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CERCY LA TOUR, NIEVRE, BURGUNDY, France
176 m2
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2850 m2
205 000 €
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DENNEVY, SAONE ET LOIRE, BURGUNDY, France
248 m2
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1715 m2
325 000 €
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BROYE, SAONE ET LOIRE, BURGUNDY, France
130 m2
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3
5146 m2
349 000 €
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PULIGNY MONTRACHET, COTE D'OR, BURGUNDY, France
80 m2
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90 m2
169 000 €
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MOLINOT, COTE D'OR, BURGUNDY, France
243 m2
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948 m2
210 000 €
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Getting to Charolais - Brionnais
By road

The Brionnais - Charolais can easily be reached by car, by taking the A6 from Paris or Lyon to Chalon sur Saône and then onwards by smaller, well kept roads.

By train

There are TGV high speed services from Paris or Lyon to Dijon, Chalon sur Saône and Le Creusot-Montchanin several times a day.

By plane

Dole-Jura is he local airport with flights to Portugal and Corsica. International flights are possible from Geneva, and Lyon for the southern area, and of course Paris


Charolais - Brionnais
Semur en brionnais