Lieu dit : La Pierre folle
71250 Cluny - France
00 33 (0)3 85 59 20 14
00 33 (0)6 70 03 53 98
La Pierre Folle is undoubtedly one of Cluny's oldest hamlets.
Burgundy is known for its "pierres" or stones; legends abound especially
in this area between Charnay, Cluny and Charolles about stones with crazy powers,
stones that dance, that move on their own, others that collapse while still
others featuring engravings. Druids from Celtic times built these monuments
on selected sites, at the crossroads of their routes or at the sources of natural
springs, and conferred upon them a wide range of powers, like collecting heavenly
water, guiding planetary alignment, dictating travel times and astonishing onlookers.
It is said that our Pierre Folle, or crazy stone, had become a nuisance to the
local farmer around 1840 and was dismantled. In the local paper at the time,
an article reported the incident and explained that the stone interfered with
the farm's activity. The land continued to be worked until the 1950's, before
gradually falling into dereliction and eventual ruin, to the chagrin of local
In 2008, we decided to purchase the site's vestiges. All that remained were
the walls of most of the original structures. The oldest building dates back
to the 18th century, its resistance no doubt tied to its use as the farmhouse.
The other building from the 19th century was in slightly poorer condition and
required structural wooden supports. Our love of these old stones and wood motivated
us to take on this restoration project. You too will be overwhelmed by the site,
charmed by the original stonework combined with modern amenities, the enjoyment
of high-quality cuisine, the peace and quiet of our patio with its adjoining
natural pool and attractive vegetation, the surrounding pastureland, as well
as the spacious, comfortable and elegantly-appointed guest rooms.
Pierre Folle is located on the outskirts of Cluny, at the crossroads connecting
Mâcon, Cluny and Charolles. Our inn offers a relaxing atmosphere, just
a short 12 minutes from the Mâcon-South exit on the A6 motorway and 11
minutes from the high-speed Mâcon-Loché rail station, making for
an ideal stopover on the way to holiday destinations, such as ski resorts for
those coming from Paris or Northern Europe, and travellers making their way
southward, to the mountains or seaside.