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- inhabitants: 34,422
- height: 175 m and. NN
- geographical situation:
Coordinates: 46° 18 ′ N, 04° 48 ′ O 46° 18 ′ N, 04° 48 ′ O.
the city became in the 3. Century v.Chr. based in the area of the celtic trunk of the Äduer (Häduer) under the name Matisco. The Romans established here a fastened Castrum. In 6. Franconias this area and Mâcon conquered century became 536 the bishop seat. the Synode of Mâcon found 585 instead of. In 13. Century became the city the head office of the powerful county Burgund. In the hundred-year war was strongly destroyed Mâcon.
See also: County Mâcon
of sons and daughters of the city
- Lucie Aubrac, historical teacher and member of the French Résistance
- Alphonse de Lamartine
- Claude Louis Mathieu, mathematician and astronomer
- company Monet Goyon special vehicle and motorcycle manufacturer, founder: Joseph Monet and Adrian Goyon in the year 1917
in this large area are cultivated red wines however above all weissweine. More to this topic gives it inthe article Burgund (Weinbaugebiet).