Living in Simandre

All the good information to know about our beautiful village of Simandre

Simandre is a Bresse village, halfway between Chalon-sur-Saône and Louhans, which extends over 2280 hectares (9.5 km east-west and 4.5 km north-south).

The city is surrounded by the Saône River to the west and is located at the southwestern limit of the Bresse-Louhannaise region.

As of the most recent census in 2019, 1,746 people live in Simandre.

By coming to Simandre you will be able to enjoy all the little wonders of Burgundy.

And to help you in your stay, we have prepared for you a small selection of points of interest for your stay in Simandre and the surrounding area:

Shops and restaurants in Simandre

By staying at Aux Tilleuls, you can walk to the center of Simandre in less than 10 minutes where you will find all the main shops you may need:

Bakery Aux Douceurs du blé
(Closed Tuesday and Sunday afternoon)
Address : 785 rue Saint Jean
Tel. : 03 85 40 20 84

Bakery D. GILLES
(Closed on Monday and Sunday afternoon)
Address : 823 rue Saint Jean
Tel. : 03 85 40 20 60

Pastry shop Chloé Beley, La Pâtifette
Address : 702 rue Saint Jean
Tel. : 06 64 71 88 07

Le Simandrin – Proxi Marché
(General food, local products)
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 8am to 12:30pm and from 2pm to 7pm and Sunday from 8am to 12:30pm
Address : Place de la Bascule
Tel. : 03 85 40 26 83

Address : 856 rue Saint Jean
Tel. : 03 85 40 26 88

Pharmacy Simandrine
Address: 967 Saint Jean Street
Tel. : 03 85 40 21 65

Restaurant Pizzeria “Le commerce”
Address : 875 rue Saint Jean
Tel. : 03 85 31 06 78

Restaurant of the station
Address : 33 place de la Bascule
Tel. : 03 85 40 21 12

Pizzeria “Le Trévise
Address : Place de la Bascule
Tel. : 03 45 87 31 45

Hiking in Simandre

There are 2 walks to do in the village. Click here to discover the details.

Things to do around Simandre

Simandre’s geographical location is ideal, allowing travelers to access a wide range of activities to satisfy all profiles and desires: discovery of the historical and cultural heritage, villages in bloom to explore, initiation to the many local skills, sports activities, river tourism ….

From Simandre, you are 10 mn from Cuisery, 15 mn from Tournus, 25 mn from Châlon and Louhans, 30 mn from Mâcon, 40 mn from Beaune, 50 mn from Beaujolais.

We start with 1 inescapable, not to be missed on Monday, it is the market of Louhans. It is one of the most impressive markets in the region and spans the entire downtown area with its timeless farmers market. Children will be happy to see rabbits, chicks, chickens and ducks.

Here are some examples of places to go:

If you are looking for ideas for walks, Bresse Bourguignonne is full of them. They are designed in the form of a loop and can be walked in both directions. Some communities have even linked several loops. It is a little more than 80 circuits in Bresse Bourguignonne which are between two and twenty seven kilometers.

Whether on foot, horseback or mountain bike, you are bound to find something to suit you.

You will also be able to observe the landscapes along the water by moving on the Seille. You can call upon “Seille attitude” which is a company of rent of Canoe, Kayak, Pedal boat, Electric boat, VTT, located on the port of Cuisey.

You can also opt for a cruise on the Saône with a meal served on board. The departure is from the marina of Pont de Vaux.
If you are not afraid of heights, then let yourself be tempted by a small tour in a hot air balloon for an unforgettable experience: Montgolfière Rully offers first flights in a hot air balloon, above the vineyards, from Rully, Mercurey, Chalon sur Saône, Beaune and its surroundings.

For swimming, the Montrevel nautical base and the Laives lake will be welcome for “beach” days. And if you want to test a “biological” bath, then go to the Chapelle Saint Sauveur: the water of this bath is filtered in a natural way thanks to the aquatic plants which live there. Wide lawns have been laid out for relaxation.

The wines of Burgundy

As you know, vineyards are omnipresent in Burgundy, so you can’t stay there without thinking about all the great wines that you may already know or that you would like to know. This is why tourist routes have been set up to let you experience the history of our region through the discovery of its white, rosé and red wines, not forgetting its crémant de Bourgogne.

Four geographic areas are listed:

  1. Chablisien is known for its elegant dry white wines and their recognizable minerality.
  2. The Côte de Nuits, from Marsannay to Corgoloin, mostly planted with pinot noir, has about thirty appellations with villages with prestigious names (Gevrey-Chambertin, Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot) and illustrious crus (Romanée-Conti, Chambertin, Musigny…).
  3. The Côte de Beaune, from Ladoix-Serrigny in the north to Chagny in the south, is the paradise of “great whites”, with famous crus such as Corton-Charlemagne, Meursault, Montrachet…, but it also offers very beautiful red wines, first of all the great crus of Corton, Pommard or Volnay.
  4. The Côte Chalonnaise, between Chagny and Saint-Gengoux-le-National, offers white and red wines of good quality (Rully, Mercurey, Givry, Montagny). The Mâconnais, between Tournus and Mâcon, is renowned for its chardonnay whites, especially its pouilly-fuissé.
    The winemakers will be delighted to let you taste their products according to your preferences.

Not to mention a renowned gastronomy (Charolais beef, Bresse chicken, snails, frogs, corniotte ….), without which our beautiful region would not be what it is! It is with great pleasure that I will advise you on the best restaurants in the region.

In your accommodation, you will find brochures, maps and other leaflets on the various activities available to you.
I will also be happy to give you advice, to guide you in your program so that your stay is as entertaining as possible.

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