Autun tourism and travel guide

Photo of Autun in Saone-et-Loire

Visit Autun: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide  To Visit  Attractions 

France This Way comment: After exploring Autun with its old town, cathedral and roman ruins you can visit the site of Bibracte, site of the Gauls capital city 2500 years ago

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Autun. For detailed visitor information see the Autun travel guide.

Autun is situated in the Saone-et-Loire department and Burgundy region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France at 83 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Autun is 256 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Autun include "secteur sauvegarde" and "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Morvan Regional Park at 37 km and Chateauneuf-en-Auxois at 39 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Autun, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Autun in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Saone-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Autun

Markets in and near Autun

Market days in Autun: weekly market: Wednesday & Friday;

  • Autun: market Wednesday & Friday (0km)
  • Epinac: market Wednesday & Sunday (17km)
  • Le Creusot: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (20km)
  • Montchanin: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Montceau-les-Mines: market Tuesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Bligny-sur-Ouche: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Montsauche-les-Settons: market Thursday all day (35km)
  • Chagny: market Thursday & Sunday (35km)
  • Saulieu: market Saturday (37km)
  • Givry: market Thursday (39km)

More information about Autun, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Autun, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Autun.

Grand sites of France

  • Bibracte-Mont Beuvray (20km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (1km)
  • Basilique de Saint Andoche (Saulieu) (36km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (39km)
  • Hospices de Beaune (Beaune) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Barthélémy (Cervon) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Sully (15km)
  • Jardin de la Chaux (29km)
  • Parc de Saint-Léger (38km)
  • Jardin du château de Limanton (42km)
  • Abbaye de la Bussière (44km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (45km)
  • Parc et jardin du château de Barbirey sur Ouche (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bibracte (20km)
  • Cirque du Bout du Monde (27km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Autun

Canton: Autun

Arrondissement: Autun

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71400

Distance to Autun

from Macon (prefecture): 83 km

from Paris: 256 km

from Calais: 478 km

from Nice: 430 km

from Bordeaux: 444 km

from Strasbourg: 316 km

Getting here

Autun 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 - allow about 6 - 7 hours. For driving distances to Autun from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Monthelon and Saint-Forgeot.

This page in French: Visiter Autun