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Autun tourism and travel guide

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Visit Autun: highlights and tourist information

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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

Autun is situated in the Saone-et-Loire department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

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.

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!

Saulieu

Saulieu

at 37 km (direction ), in the Cote d'Or department

Saulieu is quite a small town, visited because of the...

See Saulieu guide
Morvan Regional Park

Morvan Regional Park

Natural Parc at 37 km (direction ), in the Nievre department

Morvan Regional Natural Park is a quiet region of unspoiled countryside with...

See Morvan Regional Park guide
Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

The village of Chateauneuf-sur-Auxois, one of the 'most beautiful villages in...

See Chateauneuf-en-Auxois guide
Beaune

Beaune

at 42 km (direction east), in the Cote d'Or department

Beaune is the centre of the famous wine region...

See Beaune guide
 
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Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 47 km (direction east-south-east)

The pedestrianised town centre and cathedral will form the centre of...

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

at 54 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

A quiet town, Nuits-Saint-Georges wil be part of your tour...

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 55 km (direction south-east)

The beautifully decorated and furnished Cormatin Chateau, from the 17th century,...

See Cormatin guide
Corbigny

Corbigny

at 57 km (direction west-north-west), in the Nievre department

Corbigny, on the edge of the Morvan Regional Parc, includes an...

See Corbigny guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 61 km (direction south-east)

Quiet now, in the 15th century Brancion was an important regional centre...

See Brancion guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 64 km (direction east-south-east)

The Abbey of Saint-Philibert is the highlight in Tournus, but...

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 64 km (direction east-south-east)

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey in...

See Tournus abbey guide

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Map of places to visit near Autun

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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

What to do at Autun? 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)

 
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Geography and distances

Autun is in the eastern-center of France at 83 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Autun is 256 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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