Saulieu tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saulieu in Cote d'Or



Visit Saulieu: highlights and tourist information

France This Way comment: Saulieu is quite a small town, visited because of the Basilica Saint-Andoche

IMPORTANT: this page features a summary of highlights near Saulieu that you might like to explore. For detailed visitor information see the Saulieu travel guide

Saulieu is situated in the Cote d'Or (Burgundy region) in the eastern-center of France at 61 km from Dijon, the department capital. (General information: Saulieu is 224 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Morvan Regional Park at 0 km and Semur-en-Auxois at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saulieu, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Saulieu. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.


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More information about Saulieu & region

Markets in and near Saulieu

Market days in Saulieu: weekly market: Saturday;

Local markets

  • Saulieu: market Saturday (0km)
  • Montsauche-les-Settons: market Thursday all day (17km)
  • Avallon: market Saturday (34km)
  • Venarey-les-Laumes: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Autun: market Wednesday & Friday (37km)
  • Epinac: market Wednesday & Sunday (39km)
  • Bligny-sur-Ouche: market Wednesday (39km)
  • Montbard: market Friday (39km)
  • Corbigny: market Friday (42km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (57km)

Tourist attractions to visit near Saulieu, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saulieu and wondering what to do next!

Grand sites of France Alesia (35km); Bibracte-Mont Beuvray (42km)

Heritage sites Fontenay Abbey (42km); Vézelay basilica St Madeleine (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (42km); Vezelay (42km); Asquins église St Jacques (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (42km)

Most beautiful villages in France (see also beautiful French villages) Chateauneuf-en-Auxois (32km); Flavigny (34km)

National Monuments Bussy-Rabutin Chateau (38km)

Regional Natural Parcs Morvan (10km)

Churches or other religious monuments Basilique de Saint Andoche (Saulieu) (0km); Eglise de Saint Barthélémy (Cervon) (36km); Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (38km); Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (39km)

Remarkable gardens Parc de Saint-Léger (7km); Jardin de la Chaux (10km); Potager du château de Lantilly (31km); Jardin du moulin de Athie (32km); Parc et jardins du château de Sully (35km); Abbaye de la Bussière (38km); Parc et jardin du château de Barbirey sur Ouche (40km); Abbaye de Fontenay (42km); Jardin du château de Limanton (49km); Parc et jardin du château du Chatillon en Bazois (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé) (see also historical French towns) Autun (37km)

Sites of natural beauty Siège d'Alésia (35km); Bibracte (42km); Cirque du Bout du Monde (46km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saulieu

Canton: Saulieu

Arrondissement: Montbard

Department: Cote d'Or

Region: Burgundy

Postcode: 21210

Distance to Saulieu

from Dijon (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 224 km

from Calais: 443 km

from Nice: 463 km

from Bordeaux: 460 km

from Strasbourg: 299 km

Getting here

Saulieu is in the eastern-center of France. Most visitors drive from one of the channel ports such as Calais or Dunkirk, a drive of about 6 hours, or fly into one of the Paris airports and hire a car. For driving distances to Saulieu from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Saulieu): Morvan Regional Park, Saint-Didier, Saint-Martin-de-la-Mer and Villargoix.

This page in French: Visitez Saulieu