Le Nid is located in the small village of Chateau, 7 km. west of Cluny, in the department of Saone and Loire, in Southern Burgundy. For travellers going from the north of Europe to the South or vice versa, it is ideal for midway stopovers, as it is only a 20 min. drive off the A6, Route du Soleil, the major artery connecting the north and south(exit Macon-Sud).
Le Nid is easily accessible by car, train or by air. The airport at Lyon is a l.5 hour drive door to door, and the airport at Geneva a (lovely) 2 hour drive away. Paris to Le Nid is about 4 hours by car but visitors can pick up the TGV (Train Grand Vitesse) to Macon (1.6 hours) from the Gare de Lyon after a short bus/train/taxi ride from Charles de Gaulle Airport. Car rental can be arranged (also by internet) from the airport or at the train station itself on reservation of a seat on the TGV to Macon-Loche. The TGV to Paris and to the south (Aix en Provence etc.) make these cities feasible day trips for those wishing to take in other areas of France. Please contact us if you need assistance with any specific plans you may have.
Directions to Le Nid From the north, (Luxembourg, etc.) take the A31 south, the A6 from Paris or the E17 from Reims direction Dijon. After Dijon, follow the A6 direction Lyon for about an hour until you reach exit no. 29 Macon Sud (Macon-South). When you leave the highway, you'll have to pay toll (bring Euros) and by the roundabout directly after the toll, follow the signs for Cluny on the N 79 (this is the first right turn off the roundabout). After about 20 minutes, at the bottom of a steep hill you take the exit Cluny (this is also direction Montceau les Mines D980). Once off the highway, go right and you'll reach a roundabout almost directly. There you follow the sign to Chateau (turning left or at 9 o'clock on the D22). Take the first right turn after less than a kilometer which is indicated by another sign Chateau. From there it is another 10 minutes through a wood on a winding road to our village. Follow the signs to Chateau; if you do not see one, go straight on.
Once in Chateau you will see a war monument, go left there, following the sign Les Noyers. Two hundred meters further up the hill, you'll reach a fork in the road. Le Nid is right in front of you, in the fork with a big green iron gate. Guests of the main house follow the fork to the right to the car park at the back of the house and B&B guests or guests in the Stables take the left fork to park in the small car park just past the house.
Welcome to Le Nid.