Tournes is tucked away in the south-east corner of Burgundy on the river Salone. Its history dates back to the romans, when its raised position on the river made it easy to defend. It is one of the oldest and most important monastic centers in Burgundy. It is one of the oldest and most monastic centers in Burgundy. The medieval center of the city is pleasant to explore with it’s narrow alleys, old stone houses, artsy shops and restaurants. Abby of Saint-Phillibert de Tournes contains relics from the 9th century and is considered one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in France.