Domaine de la Madone
Telephone: +33 (0)4 74 69 81 51
Family: Maryse & Jean-Marc Desprès; daughter Nelly, son Arnaud
Preferred visiting times: Mondays – Saturdays 1030 & 1430
Directions to Domaine de la Madone
The domaine is 20km southwest of Mâcon in southern Burgundy
Driving time (using motorway): Calais ~ 7hrs; Le Havre ~ 6½hrs; Zeebrugge ~ 7½hrs
› Approaching by motorway, take the Mâcon sud exit (Junction 29) and follow signs for Lyon (RN6).
› Travelling south on the RN6 you pass through the village of Romanèche-Thorins (also called La Maison Blanche).
› At the far end of the village turn right, signposted Fleurie.
› Cross the railway line, passing the hotel Parc et Vignoble (formally Les Maritonnes) on your left and very soon you will spot La Madone on her hilltop about 4km away.
› At the T-junction in Fleurie turn left, then immediately right onto the D32, between the church and the Credit Agricole bank.
› Follow this road for about 2kms, and then, at a cross at the side of the road, turn sharp left following signs to the Chapelle de la Madone.
› After about 800m you will see the chai on your left, and the signs Domaine de la Madone, Jean-Marc Desprès.
› Go up the slope to the tasting room, which is on the left, and park here.