Tournus is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France. It is located on the right bank of the Saône, 20 km. northeast of Mâcon on the Paris-Lyon railway.
Tournus is an historical town which dates back to the Romans. With an attractive and vibrant centre, Tournus is a pleasant town to explore - especially the medieval centre, with its narrow alleys, old stone houses, artsy shops and restaurants.
Principal attractions in Tournus include the 10th century benedictine Abbey of Saint-Philibert de Tournus, the Church of Saint-Valérien and the half-timbered houses in Place Carnot and the 'Narrow Street' (Rue du passage Etroite).
Things to See and Do
* The church of St Philibert
* Medieval town centre
* Half timbered houses
* Place Carnot
* Musee Greuze
Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Land Area – 25 km²
Population – 6,500 approx
Language – French
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – The river port at Tournus is located on the Saône river.
Travel Links – Tournus is located on the Paris-Lyon railway.