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Sémelay tourism, attractions and travel guide

Photo of Sémelay in Nievre

Photo of Autun at 36 km from Sémelay

Visit Sémelay: Highlights and Tourist Information

Sémelay is situated in the Nievre (Burgundy region) in the eastern-center of France at 55 km from Nevers, the department capital. (General information: Sémelay is 249 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Autun at 36 km and Paray-le-Monial at 49 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Sémelay, France: places to visit, tourism and attractions

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

photo of Paray-le-Monial
Paray-le-Monial 49km
photo of Moulins
Moulins 51km

Map of places to visit near Sémelay and location information

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More information about Sémelay & region

Nievre (local department)

Burgundy (surrounding region)

Driving distances & route maps

Markets in and near Sémelay

Local markets

  • La Machine: market Saturday (30km)
  • Decize: market Friday (30km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (32km)
  • Autun: market Wednesday & Friday (35km)
  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (39km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (42km)
  • Montsauche-les-Settons: market Thursday all day (43km)
  • Montceau-les-Mines: market Tuesday & Saturday (43km)
  • Le Creusot: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (44km)
  • Corbigny: market Friday (47km)

Tourist attractions to visit near Sémelay, 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 Sémelay and wondering what to do next! Positions of each of these attractions is shown on the map below.

Grand sites of France Bibracte-Mont Beuvray (16km)

Churches or other religious monuments Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (36km); Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (38km); Eglise de Saint Barthélémy (Cervon) (44km); Prieuré de Saint Révérien (Saint-Reverien) (48km); Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (49km); Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (52km)

Remarkable gardens Jardin du château de Limanton (18km); Parc et jardin du château du Chatillon en Bazois (27km); Jardin du château de Digoine (44km); Jardin de la Chaux (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé) (see also historical French towns) Autun (35km)

Sites of natural beauty Bibracte (16km)

Amusement park / theme park Le PAL (39km)

Towns of Art and history Paray-le-Monial (49km); Moulins (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (42km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Sémelay

Canton: Luzy

Arrondissement: Château-Chinon(Ville)

Department: Nievre

Region: Burgundy

Postcode: 58360

Distance to Sémelay

from Nevers (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 249 km

from Calais: 478 km

from Nice: 440 km

from Bordeaux: 409 km

from Strasbourg: 350 km

Getting here

Sémelay is in the eastern-center of France. Most visitors fly into one of the Paris airports and hire a car or drive from a channel ferry port, operhaps Calais or Dunkirk at about 5 - 6 hours. For driving distances to Sémelay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Semelay): Avree, Lanty and Remilly.

This page in French: Visitez Sémelay



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