Mâcon has a clutch of good restaurants, with young chefs serving up quality French and Bourguignon cuisine. Notably L’Ardoise, 19 rue Franche (tel. 03-85-31-62-26; Tues–Sat noon–1:30pm and 7–9:30pm), Ma Table en Ville, 5 rue de Strasbourg (www.matableenville.fr; tel. 03-85-30-99-91; daily 11:45am–1:30pm and 7:30–9pm), and, on the other side of the river, Le Saint Laurent, 1 quai Bouchacourt (www.lespritblanc.com; tel. 03-85-39-29-19; daily noon–1:30pm and 7–10pm); all have lunch menus for less than 25€ with main courses between 18€ and 40€.

Four generations of Blanc chefs have dominated the restaurant scene around Mâcon. The original Mère Blanc’s Bresse chicken in a cream sauce with basmati rice is so legendary that this free-range chicken has become a Blanc trademark. The Blanc restaurant empire now extends from Lyon to its postcard-perfect hub in the village of Vonnas (www.georgesblanc.com). 

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.