From time to time, I want to feature some of my favorite villages of France. And, TOURNUS, a village in southern Burgundy just north of Lyon not far from Macon, is right at the top of my list. Why this one, you say? Well, on our treks north to Lorraine and on to Belgium, this is always our first stop. It is one of the few locations off the auto route where there are gas stations at the exit. Plus fuel is 10-11 centimes cheaper per liter than at the auto route service areas. And as you will see, it is a beautiful place to take a break. Let’s go.
Crypt (upper left) is one of the most beautiful I have seen.
Below: the cloister