The Saône et Loire departement is in the Bourgogne Franche-Comté region
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The code number for Saône et Loire is 71
The Saône and Loire is in the southern part of Burgundy.
The department is named after the two important rivers, the Saone which flows to the south and the Loire which flows to the north west.
Industry is set along the rivers banks, whilst the plains offer a fertile soil for agriculture.
The regional park of the Morvan provides a semi-mountainous area, with granite and a dense forest.
The Chalonaise and Maçonais wines are fruity and light, offering an alternative to the heavier Burgundy wines found further north.
Towns and cities
The town of Macon is on the river Saône.
Gites, Bed and breakfast, Chambres hotes
Situated in the heart of the historic town of Cluny.
Real estate, property
Property, homes and land for rent or sale. This local estate agent offers a quality service with more than 30 years experience. Expert advice and information is available.