The Solutré Pouilly Vergisson Grand Site de France
Remarkable for its unusual landscapes in southern Burgundy, the Grand Site de Solutré offers visitors great natural areas where the rocky spurs of Solutré and Vergisson dominate a vineyard with famous vintages.
Climbing them offers visitors a wonderful panoramic view of the entire Saône valley.
There are several signposted hiking trails throughout the Grand Site.
The Grand Site house
Located in Solutré, the Grand Site house is a reception and information centre for visitors.
A permanent exhibition space devoted to the history of the landscape and its preservation, a tourist reception area, a shop, a room, a restaurant and toilets are available to all visitors.
The departmental museum of Prehistory and the archaeological and botanical garden.
Located at the very foot of the Roche de Solutré, the museum presents collections from one of the richest prehistoric sites in Europe: an exceptional hunting site, frequented for over 50,000 years by prehistoric men who came to hunt thousands of horses and reindeer.
An accumulation of bones remains at this site, giving rise to the famous legend - now disproved - of horses being thrown by hunters from the top of the rock.
Located on the excavation site, the archaeological and botanical garden completes the visit to the museum
. It offers a wide variety of plant species characteristic of the natural environment and the essential results of archaeological research.
Access is from the museum.