If you drive south at Paray-le-Monial / Mâcon, you will see the landscape change. The air is more blue, the temperature is higher, the light is brighter. The fog and the gray, slate roofs you will leave behind and you will see houses passing by with soft, warm colors. So you feel the transition from north to south, not only from Burgundy, but from all over France. Pastures with white charolais cows bordered by green hedges, swaying maize fields, vivid vineyards and mysterious woods alternate. Traditional farms, friendly villages, sturdy Romanesque churches, meandings of the Loire and straight lines of the Canal de Roanne: they are all scattered like a patchwork over this rolling area.